Einstein His Life and Universe Author:Walter Isaacson The definitive, internationally bestselling biography of Albert Einstein. Now the basis of Genius, the ten-part National Geographic series on the life of Albert Einstein, starring the Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Award–winning actor Geoffrey Rush as Einstein. — How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows ho... more »w 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.« less
This book is really long, and deep. Be prepared! The book gives an excellent history of Einstein all the way from his childhood up until his death. You will read all the classic stories - how he wasn't the greatest student, mostly because he was bored in school. He wanted to study what was of interest to him, not what was in the curriculum.
The accounts of his interpersonal relationships are interesting. He wasn't the unfeeling analytical type that people assume he would be. He had his own struggles with love and family, just as all of us do.
This book is very scientific and reads like a text book in some parts. Be prepared to spend some quiet time reading it in small doses. You will get to know all of the interesting facets of Einstein's personality and realize that is was human, too.