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Unexpected Einstein: The Real Man behind the Icon
     

Unexpected Einstein: The Real Man behind the Icon

by Denis Brian, Kate Brian
 

The Unexpected Einstein tackles many unexpected and rarely covered aspects of Albert Einstein’s life, thoughts, and personality. This fast-paced and informed account strips away the myths, rumors, and outright lies that continue to circulate about Einstein to offer readers a uniquely intimate portrait of the living, breathing man. Brian draws upon an

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The Unexpected Einstein tackles many unexpected and rarely covered aspects of Albert Einstein’s life, thoughts, and personality. This fast-paced and informed account strips away the myths, rumors, and outright lies that continue to circulate about Einstein to offer readers a uniquely intimate portrait of the living, breathing man. Brian draws upon an impressive array of original sources including recently discovered documents and interviews—many previously unpublished—with Einstein’s relatives, colleagues, lovers, enemies, lifelong friends, and relative strangers. In their own words, these men and women share their memories of the "father of modern physics" and offer insight into his character. The profoundly complex man who emerges from these pages may be best understood in his own words: "I live and feel puzzled, and all the time I try to understand."

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“…Einstein comes across as a truly rounded character…allowing us to recognise his remarkable contributions even more…” (Chemistry World, February 2006)

“…fast-paced and informed…draws upon an impressive array of sources…” (Physicsweb.org, Sept 2005)

“…very well researched and satisfying…” (New Scientist, Oct 2005)

"Denis Brian's Unexpected Einstein   ... sets out to debunk myths ..." (The Guardian, 17th September 2005)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471718406
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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Einstein, the scientist who rejected all mythology, has himself become something of a mythological character—a god of the universe. Einstein would have approved of Dennis Brian's demystification of the real genius who used facts to demolish myths. The real Einstein, with his complex views regarding God, politics and life, is far more interesting and human than the mythological caricature.
—Alan Dershowitz

Meet the Author

DENIS BRIAN is author of Einstein: A Life, Pulitzer: A Life, Genius Talk: Conversations with Nobel Scientists and Other Luminaries, The True Gen: An Intimate Portrait of Ernest Hemingway by Those Who Knew Him, and other popular books. He lives with his wife, Martine, in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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