First published in 1972, Ronald W. Clark's definitive biography of Einstein, the Promethean figure of our age, goes behind the phenomenal intellect ...Show synopsisFirst published in 1972, Ronald W. Clark's definitive biography of Einstein, the Promethean figure of our age, goes behind the phenomenal intellect to reveal the human side of the legendary absent-minded professor who confidently claimed that space and time were not what they seemed. Here is the classic portrait of the scientist and the man: the boy growing up in the Swiss Alps, the young man caught in an unhappy first marriage, the passionate pacifist who agonized over making The Bomb, the indifferent Zionist asked to head the Israeli state, the physicist who believed in God.Hide synopsis
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I read this book in 1978 while finishing a graduate degree in chemistry. It is a well
written book and very readable. The duality of Einstein's nature was the irony of his
life: born in Germany, rejected his citizenship twice; a pacifist who argued for the
atomic bomb; a non practicing Jew who became a Zionist; contributed to quantum
theory but rejected quantum mechanics. Having read this book multiple times it is interesting what might have happened if Einstein had not come to the US. Would we
have lost him in the camps? Einstein also had a sense of humor and when Walter
Matthau portrayed him in the Movie IQ it was outstanding. Clark does a masterful job
of also cultivating the relationships between Einstein and his fellow scientists. They
did not always agree.
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