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Einstein: His Life and Universe
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Mar 23, 2012 Libyrinths rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Isaacson did a very nice job of combining his personal life with his intellectual life, and of explaining as clearly as possible his major ideas.

Several aspects of this book I particularly appreciated. The first is that Isaacson did indeed follow his intellectual life, and tried to show how Einstein's mind worked throughout the book. This meant one got a perspective on what made him different, if he was that, and why he was the one to come up with relativity. But
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Mar 15, 2012 Michele Weiner rated it it was amazing
Walter Isaacson is a wonderful biographer. He is a writer, not just an historian, and is able to make the explanations of Einstein's scientific work intelligible and even exciting. There is less emphasis in this biography on Einstein's personal than on his intellectual life, and I would have appreciated a little more detail about his parents and those of his first wife, Mileva Maric. I believe the lives of his sons and stepdaughters who are still living or who have living children were purposely ...more
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3 1/2 stars. Fascinating biography. Hard to get into for me because I didn't understand much of the physics and theories parts, but well worth the read. Showed Einstein as entirely human with good and bad aspects. Well researched.
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