Albert Einstein Citizen of the World Author:William Wise, Simon Jeruchim (Illustrator) Albert Einstein was one of the greatest scientists that the world has ever known. His famous mathematical equation, E=MC squared, gave birth to the age we live in now - the Atomic Age. But his brilliant mind was not always recognized. As a child, he did poorly in school. As a teen-ager, he knew loneliness and disappointment. As a young man just ... more »out of college he very nearly starved before he could find a job and support himself.
Then, when he was twenty-six years old, Albert published his initial Theory of Relativity - and his rise to fame began. In time he became known throughout the world as a scientist, a leader in the cause of world peace, and a supporter of the Jewish nation that was struggling for its very existence in Palestine.
Many famous men fill the pages of Albert's life. He became a friend of kings and emperors, prime ministers and poets, musicians and philosophers. But he never lost his pleasure in simple things - in smoking his pipe and playing his violin and sailing his boat in the summer sun. Nor did he lose the first ideal of his youth - the ideal of a world without national boundaries and without wars - a world in which every young man and woman, rich and poor, Jew and gentile, could receive a good education and live in peace.« less