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Written by a friend and scientific collaborator with Albert Einstein, this remarkable study is a model of what a biography of a scientist should be. On these pages, we come to know Albert Einstein as the “backward” child; the academic outcast; the reluctant world celebrity; the exile; the pacifist; the philosopher; the humanitarian; the tragically saddened “father” of the atomic bomb; and above all, the unceasing searcher after scientific truth. At the same time, we are given a superb and essential introduction to the creative process and the concepts that shattered an age-old view of the universe and ushered in a revolution whose reverberations continue to touch us all.

©1972 Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman (P)1995 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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"The exciting scientist is here in full measure." ( New York Times)

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Loved the weave of the story and science.

It was well done and worth the listen . It needs clear concentration for much of it but it is a great overview of his life and achievements.

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The impact of extraordinary human beings is partly the result of chosen facts--there repetition, and future generations' revisions of history.  The best known are men, undoubtedly due to misogyny that reaches back to the earliest writings of history.  Whether because of misogyny or other reason, mostly men have had the greatest influence on the course of politics, arts, and science. None more than Aristotle, Jesus Christ, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein.

It is clear in this biography that Einstein’s contribution to science is as immeasurable as aforementioned luminaries of politics, arts, and science.  Einstein, and Newton stand as the elite of the elite in science.  One hopes there are others in this century.

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Incredibly boring

What a waste of time. Just an interpretation of scientific discoveries. Don’t bother with this book.

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liked it

Will refine My listen again.

would have liked to have more information about him.

As a person, as well as some of his hurdles.