Albert Einstein: Letters to Solovine

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The Innermost thoughts of a genius…

This extraordinary collection of the intimate, personal correspondence between Albert Einstein and longtime friend Maurice Solovine offers a rare glimpse into the private world of an extraordinary man.

These letters record Einstein's observations on science, politics, philosophy, and religion, as well as matters less cosmic. Einstein writes about his financial straits: "What a beautiful thing joyous poverty ...

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Overview

The Innermost thoughts of a genius…

This extraordinary collection of the intimate, personal correspondence between Albert Einstein and longtime friend Maurice Solovine offers a rare glimpse into the private world of an extraordinary man.

These letters record Einstein's observations on science, politics, philosophy, and religion, as well as matters less cosmic. Einstein writes about his financial straits: "What a beautiful thing joyous poverty is!" Aging the rigors of earning and living, the changing neighborhoods, difficult research, Spartan lifestyle-all have a part in this charming interplay of minds.

Facsimile reproductions of the original letters appear opposite their English translations.

Written between 1906 and 1955, Letters to Solovine remains provocative to this day. The letters are often funny and sometimes painful, and taken together, they reflect the changes-large and small-that took place over a half century and in the remarkable life of the world's foremost scientist.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641566141
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/1/2000
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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