The Private Lives of Albert Einstein

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This controversial account of Albert Einstein's scandalous personal life challenges the image of this genius, painting a shocking portrait that exposes him as "an adulterous, egomaniacal misogynist who may have even beaten his first wife"(The New York Times Sunday Magazine). Photos.

This controversial account of Albert Einstein's scandalous personal life challenges the image of this genius, painting a shocking portrait that exposes him as "an adulterous, egomaniacal...

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Overview

This controversial account of Albert Einstein's scandalous personal life challenges the image of this genius, painting a shocking portrait that exposes him as "an adulterous, egomaniacal misogynist who may have even beaten his first wife"(The New York Times Sunday Magazine). Photos.

This controversial account of Albert Einstein's scandalous personal life challenges the image of this genius, painting a shocking portrait that exposes him as "an adulterous, egomaniacal misogynist who may have even beaten his first wife"The New York Times Sunday Magazine. Photos.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Highfield, science editor of Britain's Daily Telegraph , and Carter, an editor of the Daily Express , here examine aspects of the life of Albert Einstein (1879-1955) that fall short of his image as a secular saint. They point out that as a youth Einstein sometimes cowered before his mother's will and that he was a mawkish, sentimental and not always loyal teenager. He is faulted for shrinking from some of his children's and his own problems in adulthood and for loving more than one woman. And, if Einstein's failings seem insufficient, the authors also refer to a supposed conspiracy by managers of his literary estate to control the publication of love letters he wrote that have passed into the estate of his son Hans Albert. Highfield and Carter also reiterate the scandal of a second illegitimate daughter whose claim rests on unprovable DNA testing. The material gathered here is not quite new and is in many cases questionable. Photos not seen by PW . (May)
Booknews
A biography that paints a less than flattering portrait of Einstein. Drawing on new archival evidence, interviews with Einstein's family and friends, and research by leading scholars, the authors show Einstein as a man of powerful and often conflicting emotions, whose complex character fell short of the saintliness ascribed to him. Among the revelations: his troubled first marriage, illegitimate daughter, an affair with his second cousin, compulsive womanizing, a son who died alone in an asylum, destruction of documents to protect Einstein's name, and the possibility that he died of syphilis. Who would have thought Einstein was tabloid material? Includes eight pages of black and white photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312302276
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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