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Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson
Simon & Schuster Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780743264730
Date: 10 April 2007 List Price $32.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

I've always found Einstein to be a fascinating character, not only because of his contributions to science but also because he was not just "the science" but also interested in just about every interesting topic he came across in his reading and travels. He seemed to think deeply about a lot of issues and there have been many books about him, his theories, his humanitarian efforts, and his years as an academic. I'm hoping this one gives us a fully 3D picture of the man known best for E=mc2 among other equations.

From release/information: As a scientist, Albert Einstein is undoubtedly the most epic among 20th-century thinkers. Albert Einstein as a man, however, has been a much harder portrait to paint, and what we know of him as a husband, father, and friend is fragmentary at best. With Einstein: His Life and Universe, Walter Isaacson (author of the bestselling biographies Benjamin Franklin and Kissinger) brings Einstein's experience of life, love, and intellectual discovery into brilliant focus. The book is the first biography to tackle Einstein's enormous volume of personal correspondence that heretofore had been sealed from the public, and it's hard to imagine another book that could do such a richly textured and complicated life as Einstein's the same thoughtful justice. Isaacson is a master of the form and this latest opus is at once arresting and wonderfully revelatory. --Anne Bartholomew

(Source: Simon & Schuster)

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