Walter Isaacson impartially and admiringly did a great service to thoae curious, not only about Albert Einstein, but to those intrigued by the range of reflections our brains can do.
Einstein was more than just super smart. This biography illuminates many other inspirational traits as well as others not so inspirational.
While some of the references to his scientific pursuits are tedious, it is more tha worthwhile to persevere.
Tell us about yourself!
Edward Hermann is an excellent narrator. Einstein was a complex man and the science is fun to think about and well explained.
What a comprehensive and beautifully written and spoke book. Walter Isaacson and Edward Hermann are a great team! I now have a rich understanding of Einstein the man.
Repetitive and slightly long, the book was otherwise a well-told story. Einstein is a pretty interesting man, but I didn't find the second half of his life to be as compelling as the first half.
You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. —Wayne Gretzky
Very detailed book spanning the whole of Einstein's life. And surprisingly his post life is also briefly covered. Apparently his brain liked to trip through the USA.
The period after he discovered relativity is probably more interesting as before his great discoveries.
It goes beyond merely relating what happened to Einstein. The author explain many of the relationships between Einstein and others and the political situation of the time.
I was surprised by how much wrong information I had on Einstein. Even if you put all the documentaries about his life toguether you don't get close to the depth of details within this book.
I highly recommend this book because it is about the life of one of the greatest scientists humankind has and probably will see and second because of the effort the author has put into recreating Einstein's life year by year.