Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson 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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"[A] lucid account." (Publishers Weekly)
"Isaacson has admirably succeeded in weaving together the complex threads of Einstein's personal and scientific life to paint a superb portrait." (Arthur I. Miller, author of Einstein, Picasso)
"Isaacson has written a crisp, engaging, and refreshing biography, one that beautifully masters the historical literature and offers many new insights into Einstein's work and life." (Diana Kormos Buchwald, General Editor of the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein)
With the difficulties I have reading, I find the Audio Books VERY Helpful
Yes I would and do recommend this book to one and all.
I have a growing and stirring , slow learning of Prof Einstein`s work. as I do not take in all in formation at any one time, It takes me MANY times to listen in depth, and learn more each time.
Life is full of comments, My comment is just a punctuation mark to the collective knowledge .
Learning about who Einstein was and how he grew up. It was great to learn that he was a slow developer as a very young child and some people think that allowed him to develop a different way of looking at things and visualizing things. Also all the myths about Einstein are well covered and dispelled in this book.
For me there was too much coverage on Einstein's letters to people. I know these are historical artifacts and people love hearing them but I could have done without them.
Michael E. Sheaffer
A real man
Not really sure
Bringing Einstein down from his pedestal-gently-and helping us see him as a human
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