Professor Hermanns interviewed Einstein in Germany, in Germany before the War, and in America. They explored the nature of the cosmic man, but often discussed the horrors of the Holocaust and the implications of the atomic bomb. These conversations are published for the first time in this book. Having fled Hitler’s regime, with Hitler’s vision to make men automatons rather than followers of Nazism, Eisntein came to America. Here he explored the nature of man and man’s potential to achieve new heights as a human being. In his candid revelations, Einsteins transcends physics and enters into a new sphere of humanism—one humanity. The theme throughout the conversations surrounds the issue of a recurrent anti-Semitism, especially that conducted by the Nazi.
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Einstein and the Poet--In Search of the Cosmic Man based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
An interesting account about discussions between Albert Einstein and William Hermanns. Einstein and the Poet in Search of the Cosmic Man, written by author Hermanns, centers on discussions with Albert Einstein. The discussions range from a time before World War II and afterwards. Einstein and Hermanns also discuss a range of topics. But at the risk of revealing too much about the content of this book, I will say no more about that. The cover design has the photo of Einstein predominately shown and rightfully so in this reader’s opinion. Since this book centers on the author’s discussions with Einstein, it seems only right to have a cover like this. In addition, the character development in this book reflects development in the sense that the two men – Hermanns and Einstein – are highlighted during their discussions. Personally, what made this so interesting was a written account by a man, Hermanns, who had the opportunity to meet and speak with Einstein during a number of occasions through the years. The plot structure of this book also centers on the discussions between Hermanns and Einstein. The structure makes sense to this reader, because the book is organized by the four discussions between the two men along with a dedication at the very beginning as well as a Postlude and an Epilogue after the fourth discussion. However, the editing of this book at times had grammatical mistakes. Another set of eyes looking at the book before publishing may have been helpful in this reader’s opinion. Overall, I would rate Einstein and the Poet in Search of the Cosmic Man 4 out of 5 stars for the reasons already explained above.