Einstein's Wife: Work and Marriage in the Lives of Five Great Twentieth-Century Women

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Overview

Inspired by her own experiences and those of her contemporaries, Gabor set out to define the unique stuff of which great women are made and chart the often tangled territory in which love and ambition intersect. The portraits of the five brilliant, married women that emerged serve as both a model and a caution to contemporary men and women struggling with the same dilemmas today. Gabor combines a keen biographer's eye with an intelligent personal quest for answers to these questions. The women she chose as subjects - women of achievement with enduring marriages - are Mileva Maric Einstein, the scientist whose marriage to Einstein began with a shared passion for physics and ended in tragedy; Lee Krasner, a gifted avant-garde artist who helped cement the reputation of her husband, Jackson Pollock, before making her own mark; Maria Goeppert Mayer, who raised two children while doing landmark scientific research, but who couldn't get a paying job until shortly before winning the Nobel Prize; architect and urban planner Denise Scott Brown, the woman behind such renowned urban renewal projects as Art Deco Miami Beach, who has struggled for years to emerge from the shadow of her famous husband, the architect Robert Venturi; and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who describes - in a series of unprecedentedly personal in-depth interviews - her commitment to family life as she rose in Arizona state politics and, ultimately, the judiciary. This is a book that anyone who is struggling to "have it all" will relish for its insight into women who have gone from being the smartest women in their classes to producing some of the most seminal work in their fields - and doing so even as they nurtured successful marriages to men who have been among the best-and-brightest figures of our century.

For readers who loved Composing a Life and Parallel Lives, these five accounts of exceptional women navigating between love and work--including Einstein's wife Mileva Maric, Lee Krasner (wife of Jackson Pollack), and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor--evoke many of the same dilemmas with which women wrestle today. Line drawings.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The difficulty of reconciling a career with marriage is dramatically illustrated in this study of five pioneering women. Gabor (The Man Who Discovered Quality), formerly a senior editor at U.S. News and World Report and a married mother of two, combines excellent research with lively writing in these portraits of five women married to husbands in the same professional field as their own. In the cases of scientist Mileva Maric (Albert Einstein's first wife) and artist Lee Krasner (painter Jackson Pollock's wife), both women sacrificed time and energy to advance their husbands' careers and provide harmonious domestic atmospheres (despite, in Krasner's case, a frequently drunken and abusive partner). Although the husbands of architect Denise Scott Brown and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Maria Goeppert Mayer encouraged their wives to pursue their careers, the women were hampered by the sexism rampant in their professions. In a closing interview, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor describes how she balanced the traditional woman's role with a successful judiciary career. (Aug.)
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Gabor profiles five modern women who successfully balanced professional achievement with enduring marriage: physicist Mileva Maric Einstein, wife of Albert; artist Lee Krasner, wife of Jackson Pollock; Nobel-Prize-winning physicist Maria Goeppert Mayer; architect and urban planner Denise Scott Brown, wife of Robert Venturi; and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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What do scientist Mileva Maric Einstein, avant-garde artist Lee Krasner, Nobel Prize-winning researcher Maria Goeppert Mayer, architect Denise Scott Brown, and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor have in common? In a nutshell, they all have or have had enduring marriages and significant accomplishments that would be remembered by entire nations after their deaths. The charming portraits of these five brilliant women speak volumes about the dilemmas contemporary women struggle with today: what kinds of obstacles do men's aspirations pose for their gifted wives? How do men and women balance marriage and professional partnership? And what about their children? The author combines a keen biographer's eye with an intelligent personal quest for answers to these questions--and in doing so defines the unique stuff of which great women are made.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780670842100
  • Publisher: Viking Adult
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Mileva Maric Einstein 1
Lee Krasner 33
Maria Goeppert Mayer 101
Denise Scott Brown 155
Sandra Day O'Connor 233
Epilogue 289
Notes 293
Selected Bibliography 319
Index 327
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