Einstein: His Life and Universe
By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein.
How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.
Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk—a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate—became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom, and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals.
These traits are just as vital for this new century of globalization, in which our success will depend on our creativity, as they were for the beginning of the last century, when Einstein helped usher in the modern age.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ajlewis2 - LibraryThing
My second Isaacson biography. I love the way he walks us through the life of Einstein. At times I sensed I was experiencing him from within. Isaacson covers the whole gamut of Einstein's life. I feel ... Read full review
Einstein A Citizen of the WorldUser Review - eddiebill - Overstock.com
Ive always been fascinated with quotes from Albert Einstein I have copies of many of them. Now I know a great deal more about his entire life ... he is quite a character. Please take time to read more about this great man! Read full review
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