Einstein: The Life and Times

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A&C Black, Sep 28, 2011 - 895 pages
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First published in 1972, 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. 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

Contents

Foreword
Stateless Person
PART TWO THE VOYAGE OFDISCOVERY Chapter 4 Einsteins Relativity Chapter 5 Fruits of Success
The Fabric of theUniverse PART THREE THE HINGE OFFATE Chapter 10 The New Messiah Chapter 11 AmbassadoratLarge
PART FIVE THE ILLUSTRIOUS IMMIGRANT Chapter 19 Living with the Legend
Notes
Footnotes
A Note on the Author
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Ronald Clark (1916-1987) born in London and educated at King's College School. In 1933 he chose journalism as a career. During the Second World War, after being turned down for military duty on medical grounds, he served as a war correspondent. During this time Clark landed on Juno Beach with the Canadians on D-Day and followed the war until it's end, then remained in Germany to report on the major War Crimes trials.

Clark returned to Britain in 1948 and wrote extensively on subjects ranging from mountain climbing to the atomic bomb, Balmoral Castle to world explorers. He also wrote a number of biographies on a myriad of figures, such as: Charles Darwin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Sigmund Freud, and Bertrand Russell.

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