Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

einstein_wi.jpgWhen one thinks of Einstein, the thought probably conjures up the notion of the scientific legend. Or, it perhaps also brings to mind how his name has become synonymous with genius. But the root of this sort of folk lore was an actual man. Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson reveals this man to us. It reveals not only the science (which is well written, readable, and blends into the commentary, not interrupting it), and how he worked to bring about his theories, but also his personal life: his family and working relationships; as well as his social, political, and religious views. It also shows how the times in which he lived shaped him.

This is a great book not only for those who follow science, but also those students of history, political science, or in fact, anyone.

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