Einstein: His Life and Universe

Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of Albert Einstein.

Walter Isaacson

How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Walter Isaacson's biography shows how Einstein's scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Einstein explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk — a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate — became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits and free individuals. (From Simon and Schuster)

Einstein was adapted by National Geographic for a series called Genius, which received 10 Emmy nominations.

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