Einstein: A Biography

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Johns Hopkins University Press, Jul 15, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 488 pages

Separating man from genius, Einstein offers a startling new portrait of the iconic physicist. Wild-haired eccentric, revolutionary scientist, peace activist, Albert Einstein is well established in the popular imagination. He is celebrated for his contributions to our understanding of the cosmos, and his personal life—particularly his troubled relationship with his family and his numerous affairs with women—continues to generate controversy.

Jürgen Neffe takes a completely new approach to Einstein, giving readers an intimate look at Einstein’s life and work. He debunks popular stereotypes and explains Einstein’s scientific achievements in clear and accessible prose. Drawing on newly unearthed documents, including a series of letters from Einstein to his sons, Neffe presents a rich psychological portrait of a man whose character has too often been lost in the bright glow of celebrity.

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This biography presents his life by subject first and chronology second which means it is sometimes confusing as to what happened when. I particularly appreciated the several chapters that attempted ... Read full review

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After earning a doctorate in biochemistry, Neffe became a science journalist, eventually receiving the Egon Erwin Kisch Award, Germany's most prestigious accolade for print journalism. This book was ... Read full review


The Immortal Einsteins Secret
The Fateful Year 1919
The Psychological Makeup of a Genius

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Jürgen Neffe holds a doctorate in biochemistry from Aachen University and is a recipient of the Egon Erwin Kisch Award, the most prestigious award for print journalism in Germany.

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