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Einstein: His Life and Universe
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Libyrinths
Mar 23, 2012 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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Michele Weiner
Mar 15, 2012 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
Jill Hutchinson
Dec 28, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A wonderfully researched book on every aspect of the life of one of the world's geniuses. It provides insight into what made the man "tick"; sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, but thoroughly enjoyable. I'm not sure if I better understand the theory of relativity but I better understand the man. It's a long read and there are sections that bog down a bit but overall it is fascinating. Highly recommended.
Susan (aka Just My Op)
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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A thorough account of Einstein's life and contributions to the sciences and society as a whole.
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