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The Private Lives of Albert Einstein

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This controversial account of Albert Einstein's scandalous personal life challenges the image of this genius, painting a shocking portrait that exposes him as "an adulterous, egomaniacal misogynist who may have even beaten his first wife"(The New York Times Sunday Magazine). Photos.
Paperback, 353 pages
Published August 1st 1995 by St Martins Press (first published 1993)
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Sandra
May 30, 2016 Sandra rated it liked it
Not a very flattering picture of Albert Einstein. It reminds me a tad of a quote I read once by a writer who reviewed his performance in some concert, remarking that "he didn't understand the man's reknown as he was a fairly mediocre violinist." (or words to that effect) --a reason for having good editors.

A great amount of second-hand research went into this book and the authors try to be objective, but after all is said, all they prove is that genius or not, the man was flawed and made for a cr
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Erik Graff
Jan 16, 2013 Erik Graff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Einstein fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: biography
Like Rousseau, Albert Einstein was no angel. After he and his first wife put their first child up for adoption, he left her. The authors of this book go so far as to suggest that Einstein may also have taken credit for some of her work in physics.
Tony
Oct 04, 2007 Tony rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science
A good bio of Einstein that covers his two marriages, affairs, children, stepchildren, and other hangers-on.

It cannot be as thorough as Isaacson's bio, which had access to more private letters, but it is quite good nevertheless.



Mary Newcomb
Albert Einstein had a complicated personal life. This book provides a fascinating profile of him, his families and their lives.

Donna Morrison
Jul 05, 2014 Donna Morrison rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, biography
Welcome to the world of Einstein as completely human; chauvinistic, isolated, and self-absorbed. Well written and compassionate.
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Very Interesting look into the life of AB,sure does dispell the St. Einstein myth.
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