Einstein:: The Life and Times

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Harper Collins, 1984 - 878 pages
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WE SEE THE UNIVERSE THROUGH HIS EYES.

Ronald W. Clark's definitive biography of Einstein, the Promethean figure of our age, goes behind the phenomenal intellect to reveal the human side of the legendary absent-minded professor who confidently claimed that space and time were not what they seemed. Here is the classic portrait of the scientist and the man: the boy growing up in the Swiss Alps, the young man caught in an unhappy first marriage, the passionate pacifist who agonized over making The Bomb, the indifferent Zionist asked to head the Israeli state, the physicist who believed in God.

 

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Einstein was a remarkable man. I was aware of this and knew his reputation as a brilliant scientist who postulated the theory of reletivity. But there was more to the man than this. There are three ... Read full review

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A detailed and engaging account of Einstein's life, the good, the bad and the ugly. And you learn quite a bit about the Nazis' rise to power to boot.

Contents

Foreword Acknowledgments
13
PART ONE THE MAKING OF A MISSION
17
German Boy
19
Stateless Person
44
Swiss Civil Servant
72
PART TWO THE VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY
99
Einsteins Relativity
101
Fruits of Success
138
Moves Up the Ladder
168
A Jew in Berlin
210
The Sensorium of God
251
The Fabric of the Universe
272
PART THREE THE HfNGE OF FATE Chapter 10 The New Messiah
295
AmbassadoratLarge
330
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Born in London, Ronald W. Clark (1918–1987) spent three years researching and writing Einstein: The Life and Times. Among his other works are The Huxleys; JBS (the biography of biologist J. B. S. Haldane); The Life of Bertrand Russell; Freud: The Man and the Cause; and The Greatest Power on Earth: The International Race for Supremacy.

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