Einstein: His Life and Universe

Einstein: His Life and Universe

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By (author) Walter Isaacson, Read by Edward Herrmann

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 152mm x 43mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 10 April 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Riverside
  • ISBN 10: 0743561384
  • ISBN 13: 9780743561389
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,607,606

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By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers "Benjamin Franklin "and "Steve Jobs," this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk--a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate--became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom, and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals. These traits are just as vital for this new century of globalization, in which our success will depend on our creativity, as they were for the beginning of the last century, when Einstein helped usher in the modern age.

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"Isaacson has managed the extraordinary feat of preserving Einstein's monumental stature while at the same time bringing him to such vivid life that we come to feel as if he could be walking in our midst." -- Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of "Team of Rivals "