His humanitarian efforts and objection of conformity.
Edward makes all the difference.
A must read if one wants to understand the history of human kind.
This is a wonderfully written and well told biography of one of history's greatest scientists and a fascinating man. But if I were doing it again, I'd read instead of listen, because I'd skip the physics and concentrate on the biography. Hard to skip half chapters in an audiobook.
A great story, well written, Isaacson describes Einstein's human side along with his scientific theories. Definitely worth the credit and the time to listen. Outstanding narration as well.
What I enjoyed most about this book was Einstein was human. He had problems in his life, he had faults, any did not know everything. I like to tell people that he was a normal person just like you and me. However when I tell people that they look at me funny so you have to read the book in order to possibly come away with that concept. The book might have a few technical areas that deal with his theories, this may tend to bog some readers down just a bit, but I would urge that you would stay with it for the true life human realizations that comprise 90% of the book are well worth reading. I particularly liked the story when he was living in the Trenton New Jersey he called Princeton University to talk to the Dean, he was calling from a pay phone to ask the Dean what his address was because he was lost, he had gone for a walk and this was typical that he would not remember simple items in his life, like where his house was.
Einstein was definitely one of the greatest minds in humanity. His discoveries in science revolutionized physics. This book not only gives you an insight into his mind, his way of thinking and his life, but it also explains you very well all the theories he discovered.
Excellent book. Fascinating story of one of the most important people of the 20th century. He was literally a “living legend” for most of his life. For those of you who like a well-crafted biographies and/or enjoy science or physics—this is a must read!
I love to walk and run listening to audiobooks
This book ranks among the top books I have ever read - audio or conventional. It's educational, entertaining, fascinating and compelling. It gives a wonderful view into the person, but also a great perspective on being a German Jew during WWI and II, and a Jewish physicist during the dawning of the nuclear age.
Gosh, every page was memorable. This book is one of the best books I have ever read. And the narrator was superb.
becoming a citizen of both Switzerland and the US.
His attachment to his children.
this gave me much to think about. I had not been aware of his great popularity--that he liked it it-- nor that he was as immoral as regards to women as he was.
This book rates high for not only the facts contained within, but the style in whichWalter Issacson puts it into words.
Edward Hermann should be credited with his pleasing narration in this and
Steve Job's biographies.
Definitely should read or listen to at minimum 2 of his books. He is a gifted biographer that has a way to have their life stories illuminate.
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I was saddened by both Jobs and Einstein. Einstein had a more difficult end/ with the addition of the part about Thomas Harvey. The worldwould be a better place without those like Thomas Harvey and his lack of grantingthe wishes of others. I think that Einstein's quest for the ultimate theory of an all encompassing theory pertaining to relativity is never solved. I do not agree with the Theory of Simultaneity as two distinct events canin reality occur at the same juncture of time and occur simultaneously. The synchronization of time since Einstein's death, and the advent of advancement to have a coordinated level to measure with exactness time coordinates-leaves this theory at best questionable.At Y2K, America was in contact with Australia to know that the turn of the century wasindeed without failure. This occurred at one simultaneous time, with the assistance of synchronization. Yes, observing time, at 288 millionth's of a second does leave some space, but that is for the human eye and perception as opposed to reality.
Assessing the book, it was indeed enjoyable. If you can ignore Issacson's tendency to lean on one certain word, you will find hisbiographies quite intriguing. Lament, lamenting, and lamented for this book. As for the Steve Job's biography the word was petulant. Issacson has a widevocabulary yet enjoys leaning on specific words which can be redundant. Havingwritten that, he is one of the master's of modern biographers.
I just follow the signs!
Definitely recommend it ! I feel like I really got to know Einstein. It was both interesting and at the same very detailed which is a difficult balance.