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    DescriptionBy 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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    His Life and Universe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Walter Isaacson, Read by Edward Herrmann
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 148 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    ISBN 13: 9781442348066
    ISBN 10: 1442348062

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.6
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    DC21: 530.092
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    DC22: 530.092
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    LC classification: QC16.E5 I76 2007D
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
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    08 November 2011
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    Author Information
    Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of "Time" magazine. He is the author of "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life" and of "Kissinger: A Biography," and the coauthor of "The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made." He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.
    Review quote
    "Isaacson has admirably succeeded in weaving together the complex threads of Einstein's personal and scientific life to paint a superb portrait." -- Arthur I. Miller, author of "Einstein, Picasso"