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EINSTEIN: His Life and Universe
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Elegantly and fluently interweaving Einstein's interestingly chaotic personal life with confidently lengthy accounts of the work, the author Walter Isaacson was the Managing Editor of Time magazine. His book is popular science, biography, history and dramatic writing at its very best, a brilliant biography, rich with newly available archival material. Based on extensive research and thorough checking by expert physicists and historians, here is a lucid illumination of the most mind-blowing theoretical leaps in science. How did Einstein's mind work and what made him a genius? His story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom, exploring 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 locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the Universe. Here is a man who questioned conventional wisdom and marvelled at seemingly mundane mysteries, embracing a morality and politics based on respect, free minds, free spirits and free individuals. 38 illustrations, the last of which is the rather humble looking genius walking through Princeton University in 1953. 680pp in paperback.

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