• Driving Mr. Albert

  • A Trip Across America With Einstein's Brain
  • By: Michael Paterniti
  • Narrated by: Casey Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • 3.3 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Driving Mr. Albert

By: Michael Paterniti
Narrated by: Casey Jones
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This extraordinary travel book tells the true story of how in 1997 writer Michael Paterniti agreed to take a road trip from New Jersey to California, reuniting the preserved brain of the great scientist Albert Einstein (1879-1955) with his granddaughter Evelyn. Paterniti's improbable travelling companion is 84-year-old Thomas Harvey, the pathologist who not only removed Einstein's brain from his head during the autopsy but purloined it from Princeton Hospital also! Storing the great scientist's brain in Tupperware zipped inside a grey duffel-bag, they rent a Buick Skylark, and drive from New Jersey to Ohio, Kansas City to Dodge City, Los Alamos to Las Vegas, finally achieving their bizarre reunion in Berkeley, California. A singular journey - and a unique book.

©2000 Michael Paterniti (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Traveling with a Genius Brain

An entertaining side trip into America with an addled and opportunistic pathologist, a writer/chauffeur/interviewer and fellow traveler who is almost as dotty...and, there, sitting in Tupperware on the car's back seat, is "Mr. Albert" --all that's left of the scientist Albert Einstein - a slowly decomposing brain.

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