Einstein: The Life of a Genius

Einstein The Life of a Genius Albert Einstein is synonymous with genius From his remarkable theory of relativity and the famous equation E mc to his concept of a unified field theory no one has contributed as much to science in

  • Title: Einstein: The Life of a Genius
  • Author: Walter Isaacson
  • ISBN: 9780061893896
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Albert Einstein is synonymous with genius From his remarkable theory of relativity and the famous equation E mc2 to his concept of a unified field theory, no one has contributed as much to science in the last century.As well as showing how Einstein developed his theories, Einstein reveals the man behind the science, from his early years and experiments in Germany and hisAlbert Einstein is synonymous with genius From his remarkable theory of relativity and the famous equation E mc2 to his concept of a unified field theory, no one has contributed as much to science in the last century.As well as showing how Einstein developed his theories, Einstein reveals the man behind the science, from his early years and experiments in Germany and his struggle to find work at the Swiss patent office to his marriages and children, his role in the development of the atomic bomb, and his work for civil rights groups in the United States.Drawing on new research and personal documents belonging to Einstein only recently made available, this book also includes items of rare facsimile memorabilia, to show you than this scientist s groundbreaking theories.

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  • Walter Isaacson

    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 Steve Jobs Einstein His Life and Universe Benjamin Franklin An American Life and Kissinger A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made He lives in Washington, DC.

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  • This book was a very useful book to read if it is hard for you to read the bigger version of Einstein. This book has more information about the scientists that helped make the Einsteins theories. Also the many different small factors of his life is written in here with some pictures. It is much more easier than the thicker version and easier to understand the concepts of the many different theories he made.


  • While interesting and informative, it lacked a certain inspirational quality which I was kind of hoping for.However, I was pleasantly surprised that the scientific explanations were written in such a way that I, knowing next to nothing about science, was able to understand most of what was going on.I was annoyed, intrigued, frustrated and impressed by Einstein all throughout the reading of this book. The author paints him as a human, flaws and all, standing up for what he believed. Which I guess [...]


  • A shorter picture book version of Isaacson's 600+ page earlier biography of Einstein, this was readable, even for a non-scientist like me. The many visuals (photographs, documents, etc.) enriched the whole. I had started to read Isaacson's larger Einstein biography, but discontinued in favor of this one. The text is selected from the larger, earlier book, just not as much of it.The life of Albert Einstein was so much more than I had known before reading this. He was an amazing man in so many way [...]


  • My takeaway after reading this very good book is that Einstein was somewhat 30% a smart guy, and 70% a self-made celebrity, like the Kardashians (is it how you spell it?). It was extremely difficult for him to find a job doing anything at all. He tried teaching at his school, research, etc, to no avail. Even the famous patent office gave him the job after many years of asking for it. Nobody ever responded to the abundance of resumes and cover letters that he sent all over the place. He was unabl [...]


  • An excellent biography of a great scientist. It's strength is the portrayal of the man's foibles, as well as, his intellectual accomplishments. By understanding his life experiences, we see more clearly his drive to learn and discover about his own nature, as well as Nature.


  • Strangely, I relate to Einstein greatly, not because I'm a scientist or a genius, I'm neither. My iq is above average and that's cool with me. But his general disposition, being so distracted by intense trains of thoughts and ideas that one forgets to pack underwear for their trip, or never thinks to remember those mundane details such as socks and eating. The distraction that comes about with fascination. That stuff has me written all over it. I envy his life. He always had a spouse taking care [...]


  • Ok, honestly I skimmed over a lot of the theoretical physics scientific explanations. I was more interested in his personal background and history but I was surprised about how many other scientists contributed to his ideas and that his genius was in his thought experiments which few other scientists could folllow. And he left it up to them to prove his theories through mathematical measurements or laboratory experiments.The writing is a bit stodgy and pedantic even when relating his personal re [...]



  • This book gave me a composite overview of Einstein’s life beyond the details of his scientific genius. Isaacson’s book gave an outstanding narrative, was filled with photos and relevant documents, and captured me as a engaged reader. Einstein was a complex man whose public and private life were intermeshed with purpose and passion. The author described Einstein’s early life and bent toward what he called “thought experiments” in which he embraced “imagination” as his greatest tool. [...]


  • If I have read this book in my elementary school, I could have studies science.---"The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle. To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is something that our minds cannot grasp, whose beauty and sublimity reaches us [...]


  • Walter Isaacson es garantía, su trabajo es reconocible desde la primera página y este libro no es la excepción. Muestra el lado humano y lo más exquisito: detalles de la vida de Einstein que muy pocos conocemos



  • If more biographies were written like this, more people would read biographies. I understand that since Einstein was a celebrity and he lived during the age of photography there was a lot to include in the making of this book, but beyond that the author included facsimiles of hand-written letters, official documents (Einstein's grade report, his citizenship documents, etc.) and laid everything out in clearly defined sections, focusing on key highlights during the course of his life.Everything wa [...]


  • Very interesting book. The style of the writing is interesting in that many of the chapters talk about one particular aspect of Einstein's life (e.g religion, The Bomb, The Nobel Prize). The book has many reproductions of notable documents and letters. One of them is a letter to President Roosevelt, written in 1939, warning him that an atomic bomb was feasible and suggesting that he take measures to assure that Germany would not develop one before the U.S. had one. I highly recommend the book.


  • A biography of the physicist whose name has become synonymous with genious. Even if you know nothing about physics (and I don;t) the man and his social views were fascinating. From Germany through two wars and then to the U.S. and the red baiting of the fifties, it's a compelling look and a special life.


  • This is a 110 page coffee table book style biography. It is an easy way to get a sense of the man, his life and his accomplishments. If you are looking for a more in-depth biography, this is not what you want. This one is facilitated by pictures and photocopies of documents.


  • I am learning a lot about someone I have always wished to learn more aboute duality of one person's life can be amazing! Seems like all genius's have their dark side (without sounding too cliche).


  • I was curious to learn of Einstein's inner thoughts, not really much different than mine. Same goes for other "geniuses" and their way of thinking. If anything, it helped solidify my attitude and methods.


  • Pictures and replications of documents from Einstein's life. Birth certificate, letter to Roosevelt on the feasibility of atomic bombs, etc. Not for reading so much as browsing. It's a nice book, provided you've read or plan to read a biography. Might not make too much sense otherwise.


  • Men just don't become superhuman like Einstein Even he came 4th in a class of 5 ppl in college It takes years of dedication and hard work This book explains it all




  • A beautiful and simplistic narration that explains the intricacies of one of the most complex minds of the 20th century.



  • Fascinating book and a great read for people who want to learn more about Einstein's life and accomplishments, but don't understand his famous theories!


  • I enjoyed this book a lot. The author did a good job keeping the science manageable without dumbing it down. He also did a good job examine the myths that have grown up around the man.




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