Einstein: His Life and Universe

Einstein: His Life and Universe

Einstein was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days, and these character traits drove both his life and his science. In this narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the mysteries of the universe that he discovered....

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Title:Einstein: His Life and Universe
Author:Walter Isaacson
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Einstein: His Life and Universe Reviews

  • brian
    Aug 16, 2012

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

  • Tim McIntosh
    Feb 05, 2019

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

    This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein's life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested. I learned heaps I didn't know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstei...

    You'll know Albert like your own grandfather after reading this. This book covers the complete life of Albert Einstein, from his childhood (he never did fail a math test) and early attraction to science and math to his love life, his children, his education, his employment, his many gr...

    EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE BY WALTER ISAACSON: Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, takes biography writing to a whole new level with Einstein: His Life and Universe. This isn?t just the story of Albert Einstein from birth until death; Isaacson escorts...

    Einstein was a great read - I gained a new appreciation for Einstein as a person and his scientific world. In the beginning of the book, I didn't know quite what to think of Einstein. I couldn't tell if he possessed great confidence or if he crossed over to being arrogant, and I wasn't...

    While this did take me quite a while to finish, I do like it a lot. I just dragged through this over a period as at some point it started to feel a bit dry, but that was more from my state of mind as this was not an easy book to digest. A bit of history about me and Einstein, not t...

    People ask the question all the time, "If you could have dinner with someone, living or dead, who would it be?" My new answer (probably not who you're thinking): WALTER ISAACSON. Not only would Isaacson bring one of greatest thinkers (the good sir Albert Einstein) to the tabl...

    EINSTEIN: His Life and Universe. (2007). Walter Isaacson. *****. This was one of the most engaging biographies that I have read in years. I think that second place also goes to Isaacson and his biography of Ben Franklin. Einstein was born in Ulm (remember that ? it?s often a cr...

    Everyone knows Albert Einstein--smart man, came up with E+MC2, helped create the atomic bomb--but I didn't know much beyond the hype. That's why I picked up Walter Isaacson's award winning book Einstein: His Life and Universe (Simon and Schuster 2007). I like to read about smart people...

    Here's a chance to become more intimately acquainted with an exceptional life that straddles both world wars, a biography that introduces the reader to the histories of England, Germany, Switzerland, England, Israel, Italy and Japan in relation to both conflicts . The pre & pos...

    I have read several biographies of Einstein and this is certainly the best. It is also exhaustive, 3 times the size of any of the others. I especially enjoyed the quite detailed coverage of Einsteins's trials and tribulations during the 10 years he labored mightily to extend his theor...

    This is a well researched account of all aspects of Einstein's life. The writing was just okay, sometimes it was dry, repetitive and hard to follow. There was a lot of physics, and some sections just went over my head. Prior to reading this book, my knowledge of Einstein was limited to...

    I never wrote a review for Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. If I would it would could be summarized by, very interesting life, very intriguing man, very long biography, could be cut in half, maybe even a bit more. Maybe I could add, that Steve wasn't a comfortable person, even if a geniu...

    A meticulously researched biography on the flawed man behind the genius. Albert Einstein as a young man turned the world of science on its head by casting off established conventions and boldly following initiative leaps of logic and reasoning that defied the established order. ...

    Taking a brief sojourn from the world of political biographies, I chose to tackle another of Walter Isaacson's collection, this time focussing on prized scientist Albert Einstein. While the general public is well-versed in some of the better known aspects of Einstein's life, there is m...

    Having loved Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs, I decided to educate myself about the scientist who's personality is synonymous with genius: Albert Einstein. Isaacson's research yields interesting treasures about Einstein's personal life, politics, and convictions. For me, t...

  • Diane
    May 30, 2014

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

  • Alex Telander
    Nov 02, 2007

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

    This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein's life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested. I learned heaps I didn't know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstei...

    You'll know Albert like your own grandfather after reading this. This book covers the complete life of Albert Einstein, from his childhood (he never did fail a math test) and early attraction to science and math to his love life, his children, his education, his employment, his many gr...

    EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE BY WALTER ISAACSON: Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, takes biography writing to a whole new level with Einstein: His Life and Universe. This isn?t just the story of Albert Einstein from birth until death; Isaacson escorts...

  • Chrissie
    Jan 28, 2013

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

  • Sharon
    Jan 10, 2019

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

    This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein's life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested. I learned heaps I didn't know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstei...

    You'll know Albert like your own grandfather after reading this. This book covers the complete life of Albert Einstein, from his childhood (he never did fail a math test) and early attraction to science and math to his love life, his children, his education, his employment, his many gr...

    EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE BY WALTER ISAACSON: Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, takes biography writing to a whole new level with Einstein: His Life and Universe. This isn?t just the story of Albert Einstein from birth until death; Isaacson escorts...

    Einstein was a great read - I gained a new appreciation for Einstein as a person and his scientific world. In the beginning of the book, I didn't know quite what to think of Einstein. I couldn't tell if he possessed great confidence or if he crossed over to being arrogant, and I wasn't...

    While this did take me quite a while to finish, I do like it a lot. I just dragged through this over a period as at some point it started to feel a bit dry, but that was more from my state of mind as this was not an easy book to digest. A bit of history about me and Einstein, not t...

    People ask the question all the time, "If you could have dinner with someone, living or dead, who would it be?" My new answer (probably not who you're thinking): WALTER ISAACSON. Not only would Isaacson bring one of greatest thinkers (the good sir Albert Einstein) to the tabl...

  • Amy
    Feb 01, 2008

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

    This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein's life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested. I learned heaps I didn't know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstei...

    You'll know Albert like your own grandfather after reading this. This book covers the complete life of Albert Einstein, from his childhood (he never did fail a math test) and early attraction to science and math to his love life, his children, his education, his employment, his many gr...

    EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE BY WALTER ISAACSON: Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, takes biography writing to a whole new level with Einstein: His Life and Universe. This isn?t just the story of Albert Einstein from birth until death; Isaacson escorts...

    Einstein was a great read - I gained a new appreciation for Einstein as a person and his scientific world. In the beginning of the book, I didn't know quite what to think of Einstein. I couldn't tell if he possessed great confidence or if he crossed over to being arrogant, and I wasn't...

  • Laurel
    Aug 14, 2008

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

  • Bonnie
    Nov 04, 2008

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

  • Tony
    Mar 13, 2012

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

    This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein's life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested. I learned heaps I didn't know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstei...

    You'll know Albert like your own grandfather after reading this. This book covers the complete life of Albert Einstein, from his childhood (he never did fail a math test) and early attraction to science and math to his love life, his children, his education, his employment, his many gr...

    EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE BY WALTER ISAACSON: Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, takes biography writing to a whole new level with Einstein: His Life and Universe. This isn?t just the story of Albert Einstein from birth until death; Isaacson escorts...

    Einstein was a great read - I gained a new appreciation for Einstein as a person and his scientific world. In the beginning of the book, I didn't know quite what to think of Einstein. I couldn't tell if he possessed great confidence or if he crossed over to being arrogant, and I wasn't...

    While this did take me quite a while to finish, I do like it a lot. I just dragged through this over a period as at some point it started to feel a bit dry, but that was more from my state of mind as this was not an easy book to digest. A bit of history about me and Einstein, not t...

    People ask the question all the time, "If you could have dinner with someone, living or dead, who would it be?" My new answer (probably not who you're thinking): WALTER ISAACSON. Not only would Isaacson bring one of greatest thinkers (the good sir Albert Einstein) to the tabl...

    EINSTEIN: His Life and Universe. (2007). Walter Isaacson. *****. This was one of the most engaging biographies that I have read in years. I think that second place also goes to Isaacson and his biography of Ben Franklin. Einstein was born in Ulm (remember that ? it?s often a cr...

  • Jamie
    Aug 01, 2008

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

  • Robert
    Mar 19, 2017

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

    This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein's life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested. I learned heaps I didn't know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstei...

  • Natalie
    Oct 25, 2013

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

    This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein's life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested. I learned heaps I didn't know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstei...

    You'll know Albert like your own grandfather after reading this. This book covers the complete life of Albert Einstein, from his childhood (he never did fail a math test) and early attraction to science and math to his love life, his children, his education, his employment, his many gr...

    EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE BY WALTER ISAACSON: Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, takes biography writing to a whole new level with Einstein: His Life and Universe. This isn?t just the story of Albert Einstein from birth until death; Isaacson escorts...

    Einstein was a great read - I gained a new appreciation for Einstein as a person and his scientific world. In the beginning of the book, I didn't know quite what to think of Einstein. I couldn't tell if he possessed great confidence or if he crossed over to being arrogant, and I wasn't...

    While this did take me quite a while to finish, I do like it a lot. I just dragged through this over a period as at some point it started to feel a bit dry, but that was more from my state of mind as this was not an easy book to digest. A bit of history about me and Einstein, not t...

    People ask the question all the time, "If you could have dinner with someone, living or dead, who would it be?" My new answer (probably not who you're thinking): WALTER ISAACSON. Not only would Isaacson bring one of greatest thinkers (the good sir Albert Einstein) to the tabl...

    EINSTEIN: His Life and Universe. (2007). Walter Isaacson. *****. This was one of the most engaging biographies that I have read in years. I think that second place also goes to Isaacson and his biography of Ben Franklin. Einstein was born in Ulm (remember that ? it?s often a cr...

    Everyone knows Albert Einstein--smart man, came up with E+MC2, helped create the atomic bomb--but I didn't know much beyond the hype. That's why I picked up Walter Isaacson's award winning book Einstein: His Life and Universe (Simon and Schuster 2007). I like to read about smart people...

    Here's a chance to become more intimately acquainted with an exceptional life that straddles both world wars, a biography that introduces the reader to the histories of England, Germany, Switzerland, England, Israel, Italy and Japan in relation to both conflicts . The pre & pos...

  • Steven Peterson
    Nov 16, 2009

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

    This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein's life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested. I learned heaps I didn't know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstei...

    You'll know Albert like your own grandfather after reading this. This book covers the complete life of Albert Einstein, from his childhood (he never did fail a math test) and early attraction to science and math to his love life, his children, his education, his employment, his many gr...

    EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE BY WALTER ISAACSON: Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, takes biography writing to a whole new level with Einstein: His Life and Universe. This isn?t just the story of Albert Einstein from birth until death; Isaacson escorts...

    Einstein was a great read - I gained a new appreciation for Einstein as a person and his scientific world. In the beginning of the book, I didn't know quite what to think of Einstein. I couldn't tell if he possessed great confidence or if he crossed over to being arrogant, and I wasn't...

    While this did take me quite a while to finish, I do like it a lot. I just dragged through this over a period as at some point it started to feel a bit dry, but that was more from my state of mind as this was not an easy book to digest. A bit of history about me and Einstein, not t...

    People ask the question all the time, "If you could have dinner with someone, living or dead, who would it be?" My new answer (probably not who you're thinking): WALTER ISAACSON. Not only would Isaacson bring one of greatest thinkers (the good sir Albert Einstein) to the tabl...

    EINSTEIN: His Life and Universe. (2007). Walter Isaacson. *****. This was one of the most engaging biographies that I have read in years. I think that second place also goes to Isaacson and his biography of Ben Franklin. Einstein was born in Ulm (remember that ? it?s often a cr...

    Everyone knows Albert Einstein--smart man, came up with E+MC2, helped create the atomic bomb--but I didn't know much beyond the hype. That's why I picked up Walter Isaacson's award winning book Einstein: His Life and Universe (Simon and Schuster 2007). I like to read about smart people...

    Here's a chance to become more intimately acquainted with an exceptional life that straddles both world wars, a biography that introduces the reader to the histories of England, Germany, Switzerland, England, Israel, Italy and Japan in relation to both conflicts . The pre & pos...

    I have read several biographies of Einstein and this is certainly the best. It is also exhaustive, 3 times the size of any of the others. I especially enjoyed the quite detailed coverage of Einsteins's trials and tribulations during the 10 years he labored mightily to extend his theor...

    This is a well researched account of all aspects of Einstein's life. The writing was just okay, sometimes it was dry, repetitive and hard to follow. There was a lot of physics, and some sections just went over my head. Prior to reading this book, my knowledge of Einstein was limited to...

    I never wrote a review for Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. If I would it would could be summarized by, very interesting life, very intriguing man, very long biography, could be cut in half, maybe even a bit more. Maybe I could add, that Steve wasn't a comfortable person, even if a geniu...

    A meticulously researched biography on the flawed man behind the genius. Albert Einstein as a young man turned the world of science on its head by casting off established conventions and boldly following initiative leaps of logic and reasoning that defied the established order. ...

    Taking a brief sojourn from the world of political biographies, I chose to tackle another of Walter Isaacson's collection, this time focussing on prized scientist Albert Einstein. While the general public is well-versed in some of the better known aspects of Einstein's life, there is m...

    Having loved Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs, I decided to educate myself about the scientist who's personality is synonymous with genius: Albert Einstein. Isaacson's research yields interesting treasures about Einstein's personal life, politics, and convictions. For me, t...

    This lengthy 550 page biography depicts Albert Einstein's life well. This is a nuanced volume, speaking to the subject's flaws as well as his triumphs. Isaacson is a functional writer rather than a compelling writer, but his skills still make this a good book to read. Isaacson intr...

  • Jason Koivu
    Dec 09, 2008

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

  • Lee
    Jan 05, 2009

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

    This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein's life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested. I learned heaps I didn't know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstei...

    You'll know Albert like your own grandfather after reading this. This book covers the complete life of Albert Einstein, from his childhood (he never did fail a math test) and early attraction to science and math to his love life, his children, his education, his employment, his many gr...

  • Jacqui
    Jul 23, 2011

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

    This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein's life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested. I learned heaps I didn't know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstei...

    You'll know Albert like your own grandfather after reading this. This book covers the complete life of Albert Einstein, from his childhood (he never did fail a math test) and early attraction to science and math to his love life, his children, his education, his employment, his many gr...

    EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE BY WALTER ISAACSON: Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, takes biography writing to a whole new level with Einstein: His Life and Universe. This isn?t just the story of Albert Einstein from birth until death; Isaacson escorts...

    Einstein was a great read - I gained a new appreciation for Einstein as a person and his scientific world. In the beginning of the book, I didn't know quite what to think of Einstein. I couldn't tell if he possessed great confidence or if he crossed over to being arrogant, and I wasn't...

    While this did take me quite a while to finish, I do like it a lot. I just dragged through this over a period as at some point it started to feel a bit dry, but that was more from my state of mind as this was not an easy book to digest. A bit of history about me and Einstein, not t...

    People ask the question all the time, "If you could have dinner with someone, living or dead, who would it be?" My new answer (probably not who you're thinking): WALTER ISAACSON. Not only would Isaacson bring one of greatest thinkers (the good sir Albert Einstein) to the tabl...

    EINSTEIN: His Life and Universe. (2007). Walter Isaacson. *****. This was one of the most engaging biographies that I have read in years. I think that second place also goes to Isaacson and his biography of Ben Franklin. Einstein was born in Ulm (remember that ? it?s often a cr...

    Everyone knows Albert Einstein--smart man, came up with E+MC2, helped create the atomic bomb--but I didn't know much beyond the hype. That's why I picked up Walter Isaacson's award winning book Einstein: His Life and Universe (Simon and Schuster 2007). I like to read about smart people...

  • Ross
    Apr 03, 2011

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

    This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein's life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested. I learned heaps I didn't know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstei...

    You'll know Albert like your own grandfather after reading this. This book covers the complete life of Albert Einstein, from his childhood (he never did fail a math test) and early attraction to science and math to his love life, his children, his education, his employment, his many gr...

    EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE BY WALTER ISAACSON: Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, takes biography writing to a whole new level with Einstein: His Life and Universe. This isn?t just the story of Albert Einstein from birth until death; Isaacson escorts...

    Einstein was a great read - I gained a new appreciation for Einstein as a person and his scientific world. In the beginning of the book, I didn't know quite what to think of Einstein. I couldn't tell if he possessed great confidence or if he crossed over to being arrogant, and I wasn't...

    While this did take me quite a while to finish, I do like it a lot. I just dragged through this over a period as at some point it started to feel a bit dry, but that was more from my state of mind as this was not an easy book to digest. A bit of history about me and Einstein, not t...

    People ask the question all the time, "If you could have dinner with someone, living or dead, who would it be?" My new answer (probably not who you're thinking): WALTER ISAACSON. Not only would Isaacson bring one of greatest thinkers (the good sir Albert Einstein) to the tabl...

    EINSTEIN: His Life and Universe. (2007). Walter Isaacson. *****. This was one of the most engaging biographies that I have read in years. I think that second place also goes to Isaacson and his biography of Ben Franklin. Einstein was born in Ulm (remember that ? it?s often a cr...

    Everyone knows Albert Einstein--smart man, came up with E+MC2, helped create the atomic bomb--but I didn't know much beyond the hype. That's why I picked up Walter Isaacson's award winning book Einstein: His Life and Universe (Simon and Schuster 2007). I like to read about smart people...

    Here's a chance to become more intimately acquainted with an exceptional life that straddles both world wars, a biography that introduces the reader to the histories of England, Germany, Switzerland, England, Israel, Italy and Japan in relation to both conflicts . The pre & pos...

    I have read several biographies of Einstein and this is certainly the best. It is also exhaustive, 3 times the size of any of the others. I especially enjoyed the quite detailed coverage of Einsteins's trials and tribulations during the 10 years he labored mightily to extend his theor...

  • Brendon Schrodinger
    Mar 28, 2016

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

  • Matt
    Jul 08, 2015

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

    This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein's life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested. I learned heaps I didn't know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstei...

    You'll know Albert like your own grandfather after reading this. This book covers the complete life of Albert Einstein, from his childhood (he never did fail a math test) and early attraction to science and math to his love life, his children, his education, his employment, his many gr...

    EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE BY WALTER ISAACSON: Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, takes biography writing to a whole new level with Einstein: His Life and Universe. This isn?t just the story of Albert Einstein from birth until death; Isaacson escorts...

    Einstein was a great read - I gained a new appreciation for Einstein as a person and his scientific world. In the beginning of the book, I didn't know quite what to think of Einstein. I couldn't tell if he possessed great confidence or if he crossed over to being arrogant, and I wasn't...

    While this did take me quite a while to finish, I do like it a lot. I just dragged through this over a period as at some point it started to feel a bit dry, but that was more from my state of mind as this was not an easy book to digest. A bit of history about me and Einstein, not t...

    People ask the question all the time, "If you could have dinner with someone, living or dead, who would it be?" My new answer (probably not who you're thinking): WALTER ISAACSON. Not only would Isaacson bring one of greatest thinkers (the good sir Albert Einstein) to the tabl...

    EINSTEIN: His Life and Universe. (2007). Walter Isaacson. *****. This was one of the most engaging biographies that I have read in years. I think that second place also goes to Isaacson and his biography of Ben Franklin. Einstein was born in Ulm (remember that ? it?s often a cr...

    Everyone knows Albert Einstein--smart man, came up with E+MC2, helped create the atomic bomb--but I didn't know much beyond the hype. That's why I picked up Walter Isaacson's award winning book Einstein: His Life and Universe (Simon and Schuster 2007). I like to read about smart people...

    Here's a chance to become more intimately acquainted with an exceptional life that straddles both world wars, a biography that introduces the reader to the histories of England, Germany, Switzerland, England, Israel, Italy and Japan in relation to both conflicts . The pre & pos...

    I have read several biographies of Einstein and this is certainly the best. It is also exhaustive, 3 times the size of any of the others. I especially enjoyed the quite detailed coverage of Einsteins's trials and tribulations during the 10 years he labored mightily to extend his theor...

    This is a well researched account of all aspects of Einstein's life. The writing was just okay, sometimes it was dry, repetitive and hard to follow. There was a lot of physics, and some sections just went over my head. Prior to reading this book, my knowledge of Einstein was limited to...

    I never wrote a review for Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. If I would it would could be summarized by, very interesting life, very intriguing man, very long biography, could be cut in half, maybe even a bit more. Maybe I could add, that Steve wasn't a comfortable person, even if a geniu...

    A meticulously researched biography on the flawed man behind the genius. Albert Einstein as a young man turned the world of science on its head by casting off established conventions and boldly following initiative leaps of logic and reasoning that defied the established order. ...

    Taking a brief sojourn from the world of political biographies, I chose to tackle another of Walter Isaacson's collection, this time focussing on prized scientist Albert Einstein. While the general public is well-versed in some of the better known aspects of Einstein's life, there is m...

  • Peter Tieryas
    Nov 16, 2014

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

    This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein's life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested. I learned heaps I didn't know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstei...

    You'll know Albert like your own grandfather after reading this. This book covers the complete life of Albert Einstein, from his childhood (he never did fail a math test) and early attraction to science and math to his love life, his children, his education, his employment, his many gr...

    EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE BY WALTER ISAACSON: Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, takes biography writing to a whole new level with Einstein: His Life and Universe. This isn?t just the story of Albert Einstein from birth until death; Isaacson escorts...

    Einstein was a great read - I gained a new appreciation for Einstein as a person and his scientific world. In the beginning of the book, I didn't know quite what to think of Einstein. I couldn't tell if he possessed great confidence or if he crossed over to being arrogant, and I wasn't...

    While this did take me quite a while to finish, I do like it a lot. I just dragged through this over a period as at some point it started to feel a bit dry, but that was more from my state of mind as this was not an easy book to digest. A bit of history about me and Einstein, not t...

    People ask the question all the time, "If you could have dinner with someone, living or dead, who would it be?" My new answer (probably not who you're thinking): WALTER ISAACSON. Not only would Isaacson bring one of greatest thinkers (the good sir Albert Einstein) to the tabl...

    EINSTEIN: His Life and Universe. (2007). Walter Isaacson. *****. This was one of the most engaging biographies that I have read in years. I think that second place also goes to Isaacson and his biography of Ben Franklin. Einstein was born in Ulm (remember that ? it?s often a cr...

    Everyone knows Albert Einstein--smart man, came up with E+MC2, helped create the atomic bomb--but I didn't know much beyond the hype. That's why I picked up Walter Isaacson's award winning book Einstein: His Life and Universe (Simon and Schuster 2007). I like to read about smart people...

    Here's a chance to become more intimately acquainted with an exceptional life that straddles both world wars, a biography that introduces the reader to the histories of England, Germany, Switzerland, England, Israel, Italy and Japan in relation to both conflicts . The pre & pos...

    I have read several biographies of Einstein and this is certainly the best. It is also exhaustive, 3 times the size of any of the others. I especially enjoyed the quite detailed coverage of Einsteins's trials and tribulations during the 10 years he labored mightily to extend his theor...

    This is a well researched account of all aspects of Einstein's life. The writing was just okay, sometimes it was dry, repetitive and hard to follow. There was a lot of physics, and some sections just went over my head. Prior to reading this book, my knowledge of Einstein was limited to...

    I never wrote a review for Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. If I would it would could be summarized by, very interesting life, very intriguing man, very long biography, could be cut in half, maybe even a bit more. Maybe I could add, that Steve wasn't a comfortable person, even if a geniu...

    A meticulously researched biography on the flawed man behind the genius. Albert Einstein as a young man turned the world of science on its head by casting off established conventions and boldly following initiative leaps of logic and reasoning that defied the established order. ...

    Taking a brief sojourn from the world of political biographies, I chose to tackle another of Walter Isaacson's collection, this time focussing on prized scientist Albert Einstein. While the general public is well-versed in some of the better known aspects of Einstein's life, there is m...

    Having loved Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs, I decided to educate myself about the scientist who's personality is synonymous with genius: Albert Einstein. Isaacson's research yields interesting treasures about Einstein's personal life, politics, and convictions. For me, t...

    This lengthy 550 page biography depicts Albert Einstein's life well. This is a nuanced volume, speaking to the subject's flaws as well as his triumphs. Isaacson is a functional writer rather than a compelling writer, but his skills still make this a good book to read. Isaacson intr...

    Biographies and memoirs were NOT things I was taking an interest in until very recently. It would be like pulling teeth for me to read a biography -- which was so weird because i love documentaries. Something about reading it made it torture. After many recommendations I finally tr...

    Nothing short of a masterpiece that will make you rethink not only Einstein, but science and existence. Fascinating book. Will write more soon. __________ Just started, pretty awesome so far. https://tieryas.wordpress.com/2014/11... ...

  • Book Hunter
    May 31, 2017

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

    This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein's life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested. I learned heaps I didn't know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstei...

    You'll know Albert like your own grandfather after reading this. This book covers the complete life of Albert Einstein, from his childhood (he never did fail a math test) and early attraction to science and math to his love life, his children, his education, his employment, his many gr...

    EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE BY WALTER ISAACSON: Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, takes biography writing to a whole new level with Einstein: His Life and Universe. This isn?t just the story of Albert Einstein from birth until death; Isaacson escorts...

    Einstein was a great read - I gained a new appreciation for Einstein as a person and his scientific world. In the beginning of the book, I didn't know quite what to think of Einstein. I couldn't tell if he possessed great confidence or if he crossed over to being arrogant, and I wasn't...

    While this did take me quite a while to finish, I do like it a lot. I just dragged through this over a period as at some point it started to feel a bit dry, but that was more from my state of mind as this was not an easy book to digest. A bit of history about me and Einstein, not t...

    People ask the question all the time, "If you could have dinner with someone, living or dead, who would it be?" My new answer (probably not who you're thinking): WALTER ISAACSON. Not only would Isaacson bring one of greatest thinkers (the good sir Albert Einstein) to the tabl...

    EINSTEIN: His Life and Universe. (2007). Walter Isaacson. *****. This was one of the most engaging biographies that I have read in years. I think that second place also goes to Isaacson and his biography of Ben Franklin. Einstein was born in Ulm (remember that ? it?s often a cr...

    Everyone knows Albert Einstein--smart man, came up with E+MC2, helped create the atomic bomb--but I didn't know much beyond the hype. That's why I picked up Walter Isaacson's award winning book Einstein: His Life and Universe (Simon and Schuster 2007). I like to read about smart people...

    Here's a chance to become more intimately acquainted with an exceptional life that straddles both world wars, a biography that introduces the reader to the histories of England, Germany, Switzerland, England, Israel, Italy and Japan in relation to both conflicts . The pre & pos...

    I have read several biographies of Einstein and this is certainly the best. It is also exhaustive, 3 times the size of any of the others. I especially enjoyed the quite detailed coverage of Einsteins's trials and tribulations during the 10 years he labored mightily to extend his theor...

    This is a well researched account of all aspects of Einstein's life. The writing was just okay, sometimes it was dry, repetitive and hard to follow. There was a lot of physics, and some sections just went over my head. Prior to reading this book, my knowledge of Einstein was limited to...

  • Andrej Karpathy
    Jul 23, 2015

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

  • Liza Fireman
    May 01, 2016

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

    This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein's life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested. I learned heaps I didn't know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstei...

    You'll know Albert like your own grandfather after reading this. This book covers the complete life of Albert Einstein, from his childhood (he never did fail a math test) and early attraction to science and math to his love life, his children, his education, his employment, his many gr...

    EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE BY WALTER ISAACSON: Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, takes biography writing to a whole new level with Einstein: His Life and Universe. This isn?t just the story of Albert Einstein from birth until death; Isaacson escorts...

    Einstein was a great read - I gained a new appreciation for Einstein as a person and his scientific world. In the beginning of the book, I didn't know quite what to think of Einstein. I couldn't tell if he possessed great confidence or if he crossed over to being arrogant, and I wasn't...

    While this did take me quite a while to finish, I do like it a lot. I just dragged through this over a period as at some point it started to feel a bit dry, but that was more from my state of mind as this was not an easy book to digest. A bit of history about me and Einstein, not t...

    People ask the question all the time, "If you could have dinner with someone, living or dead, who would it be?" My new answer (probably not who you're thinking): WALTER ISAACSON. Not only would Isaacson bring one of greatest thinkers (the good sir Albert Einstein) to the tabl...

    EINSTEIN: His Life and Universe. (2007). Walter Isaacson. *****. This was one of the most engaging biographies that I have read in years. I think that second place also goes to Isaacson and his biography of Ben Franklin. Einstein was born in Ulm (remember that ? it?s often a cr...

    Everyone knows Albert Einstein--smart man, came up with E+MC2, helped create the atomic bomb--but I didn't know much beyond the hype. That's why I picked up Walter Isaacson's award winning book Einstein: His Life and Universe (Simon and Schuster 2007). I like to read about smart people...

    Here's a chance to become more intimately acquainted with an exceptional life that straddles both world wars, a biography that introduces the reader to the histories of England, Germany, Switzerland, England, Israel, Italy and Japan in relation to both conflicts . The pre & pos...

    I have read several biographies of Einstein and this is certainly the best. It is also exhaustive, 3 times the size of any of the others. I especially enjoyed the quite detailed coverage of Einsteins's trials and tribulations during the 10 years he labored mightily to extend his theor...

    This is a well researched account of all aspects of Einstein's life. The writing was just okay, sometimes it was dry, repetitive and hard to follow. There was a lot of physics, and some sections just went over my head. Prior to reading this book, my knowledge of Einstein was limited to...

    I never wrote a review for Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. If I would it would could be summarized by, very interesting life, very intriguing man, very long biography, could be cut in half, maybe even a bit more. Maybe I could add, that Steve wasn't a comfortable person, even if a geniu...

  • TS Chan
    Sep 10, 2015

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

    This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein's life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested. I learned heaps I didn't know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstei...

    You'll know Albert like your own grandfather after reading this. This book covers the complete life of Albert Einstein, from his childhood (he never did fail a math test) and early attraction to science and math to his love life, his children, his education, his employment, his many gr...

    EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE BY WALTER ISAACSON: Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, takes biography writing to a whole new level with Einstein: His Life and Universe. This isn?t just the story of Albert Einstein from birth until death; Isaacson escorts...

    Einstein was a great read - I gained a new appreciation for Einstein as a person and his scientific world. In the beginning of the book, I didn't know quite what to think of Einstein. I couldn't tell if he possessed great confidence or if he crossed over to being arrogant, and I wasn't...

    While this did take me quite a while to finish, I do like it a lot. I just dragged through this over a period as at some point it started to feel a bit dry, but that was more from my state of mind as this was not an easy book to digest. A bit of history about me and Einstein, not t...

  • Luís C.
    Dec 31, 2016

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

  • Quintin Zimmermann
    Nov 17, 2017

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

    This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein's life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested. I learned heaps I didn't know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstei...

    You'll know Albert like your own grandfather after reading this. This book covers the complete life of Albert Einstein, from his childhood (he never did fail a math test) and early attraction to science and math to his love life, his children, his education, his employment, his many gr...

    EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE BY WALTER ISAACSON: Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, takes biography writing to a whole new level with Einstein: His Life and Universe. This isn?t just the story of Albert Einstein from birth until death; Isaacson escorts...

    Einstein was a great read - I gained a new appreciation for Einstein as a person and his scientific world. In the beginning of the book, I didn't know quite what to think of Einstein. I couldn't tell if he possessed great confidence or if he crossed over to being arrogant, and I wasn't...

    While this did take me quite a while to finish, I do like it a lot. I just dragged through this over a period as at some point it started to feel a bit dry, but that was more from my state of mind as this was not an easy book to digest. A bit of history about me and Einstein, not t...

    People ask the question all the time, "If you could have dinner with someone, living or dead, who would it be?" My new answer (probably not who you're thinking): WALTER ISAACSON. Not only would Isaacson bring one of greatest thinkers (the good sir Albert Einstein) to the tabl...

    EINSTEIN: His Life and Universe. (2007). Walter Isaacson. *****. This was one of the most engaging biographies that I have read in years. I think that second place also goes to Isaacson and his biography of Ben Franklin. Einstein was born in Ulm (remember that ? it?s often a cr...

    Everyone knows Albert Einstein--smart man, came up with E+MC2, helped create the atomic bomb--but I didn't know much beyond the hype. That's why I picked up Walter Isaacson's award winning book Einstein: His Life and Universe (Simon and Schuster 2007). I like to read about smart people...

    Here's a chance to become more intimately acquainted with an exceptional life that straddles both world wars, a biography that introduces the reader to the histories of England, Germany, Switzerland, England, Israel, Italy and Japan in relation to both conflicts . The pre & pos...

    I have read several biographies of Einstein and this is certainly the best. It is also exhaustive, 3 times the size of any of the others. I especially enjoyed the quite detailed coverage of Einsteins's trials and tribulations during the 10 years he labored mightily to extend his theor...

    This is a well researched account of all aspects of Einstein's life. The writing was just okay, sometimes it was dry, repetitive and hard to follow. There was a lot of physics, and some sections just went over my head. Prior to reading this book, my knowledge of Einstein was limited to...

    I never wrote a review for Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. If I would it would could be summarized by, very interesting life, very intriguing man, very long biography, could be cut in half, maybe even a bit more. Maybe I could add, that Steve wasn't a comfortable person, even if a geniu...

    A meticulously researched biography on the flawed man behind the genius. Albert Einstein as a young man turned the world of science on its head by casting off established conventions and boldly following initiative leaps of logic and reasoning that defied the established order. ...

  • Esme
    Nov 03, 2016

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

    Einstein: His Life and Universe is but a mere pinch of Einstein's theories mixed in with a modest helping of his life. The brevity was too my taste as I was only in the mood for a tiny taste of Einstein bio. Too much of the genuis' theory is liable to give me brain-freeze, so this was...

    This was my second read of an Einstein biography, this time by Isaacson. Coming from Isaacson, the book is well-written and seemed very thoroughly researched. Overall a great read, but if I had to complain my biggest issue is that the emphasis was not allocated very well. For instance,...

    This is an incredibly well researched, detailed account of all aspects of Einstein's life, personal, scientific and political that I can highly recommend to anybody interested. I learned heaps I didn't know and had the record set straight on a number of points, mainly regarding Einstei...

    You'll know Albert like your own grandfather after reading this. This book covers the complete life of Albert Einstein, from his childhood (he never did fail a math test) and early attraction to science and math to his love life, his children, his education, his employment, his many gr...

    EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE BY WALTER ISAACSON: Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, takes biography writing to a whole new level with Einstein: His Life and Universe. This isn?t just the story of Albert Einstein from birth until death; Isaacson escorts...

    Einstein was a great read - I gained a new appreciation for Einstein as a person and his scientific world. In the beginning of the book, I didn't know quite what to think of Einstein. I couldn't tell if he possessed great confidence or if he crossed over to being arrogant, and I wasn't...

    While this did take me quite a while to finish, I do like it a lot. I just dragged through this over a period as at some point it started to feel a bit dry, but that was more from my state of mind as this was not an easy book to digest. A bit of history about me and Einstein, not t...

    People ask the question all the time, "If you could have dinner with someone, living or dead, who would it be?" My new answer (probably not who you're thinking): WALTER ISAACSON. Not only would Isaacson bring one of greatest thinkers (the good sir Albert Einstein) to the tabl...

    EINSTEIN: His Life and Universe. (2007). Walter Isaacson. *****. This was one of the most engaging biographies that I have read in years. I think that second place also goes to Isaacson and his biography of Ben Franklin. Einstein was born in Ulm (remember that ? it?s often a cr...

    Everyone knows Albert Einstein--smart man, came up with E+MC2, helped create the atomic bomb--but I didn't know much beyond the hype. That's why I picked up Walter Isaacson's award winning book Einstein: His Life and Universe (Simon and Schuster 2007). I like to read about smart people...

    Here's a chance to become more intimately acquainted with an exceptional life that straddles both world wars, a biography that introduces the reader to the histories of England, Germany, Switzerland, England, Israel, Italy and Japan in relation to both conflicts . The pre & pos...

    I have read several biographies of Einstein and this is certainly the best. It is also exhaustive, 3 times the size of any of the others. I especially enjoyed the quite detailed coverage of Einsteins's trials and tribulations during the 10 years he labored mightily to extend his theor...

    This is a well researched account of all aspects of Einstein's life. The writing was just okay, sometimes it was dry, repetitive and hard to follow. There was a lot of physics, and some sections just went over my head. Prior to reading this book, my knowledge of Einstein was limited to...

    I never wrote a review for Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. If I would it would could be summarized by, very interesting life, very intriguing man, very long biography, could be cut in half, maybe even a bit more. Maybe I could add, that Steve wasn't a comfortable person, even if a geniu...

    A meticulously researched biography on the flawed man behind the genius. Albert Einstein as a young man turned the world of science on its head by casting off established conventions and boldly following initiative leaps of logic and reasoning that defied the established order. ...

    Taking a brief sojourn from the world of political biographies, I chose to tackle another of Walter Isaacson's collection, this time focussing on prized scientist Albert Einstein. While the general public is well-versed in some of the better known aspects of Einstein's life, there is m...

    Having loved Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs, I decided to educate myself about the scientist who's personality is synonymous with genius: Albert Einstein. Isaacson's research yields interesting treasures about Einstein's personal life, politics, and convictions. For me, t...

    This lengthy 550 page biography depicts Albert Einstein's life well. This is a nuanced volume, speaking to the subject's flaws as well as his triumphs. Isaacson is a functional writer rather than a compelling writer, but his skills still make this a good book to read. Isaacson intr...

    Biographies and memoirs were NOT things I was taking an interest in until very recently. It would be like pulling teeth for me to read a biography -- which was so weird because i love documentaries. Something about reading it made it torture. After many recommendations I finally tr...

  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Jul 18, 2016

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...

    My brother-in-law recommended this biography in 2007. It is one of the most incredible books I?ve read in a long time. There are eleven pages of sources alone! This book is meticulously researched, beautifully written, fascinating, inspiring, and wonderful on every level. It?s 551 ...

    So I 've had a love/hate with Einstein for a few years now. I recognised the great work that he did regarding General and Special Relativity, the Photoelectric Effect and Brownian Motion - brilliant stuff. But why does Einstein get wheeled out for every portrayal of a great scienti...

    The book wasn?t amazing, but the man certainly was. Don?t get me wrong; I really liked the book, and it is one I would recommend to all those readers who want to meet an intelligent, wonderful, honest, humble person. I am not calling him great for what he did for science, but for t...

    A while back I had tried to read Walter Isaacson's biography on Benjamin Franklin, but just couldn't get through it because the author mired everything down in pointless details. Despite that, I decided to give his more recent book about famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein a tr...

    On the suggestion of my friend Al, I acquired and recently finished the recent Einstein biography by Walter Isaacson. He also wrote one on Franklin which I will read soon as well. As for the Einstein biography, it is about 550 pages long follow by 90 pages of footnotes and references a...

  • Lori
    Mar 30, 2019

    I decided to read this book primarily because of my fiance's interest in Einstein's life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (don't tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :...

    Einstein and Nuclear Energy Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein regarded as the scientific history of the twentieth century. Einstein proposed the famous equation E = mc2. This equation proved to be revolutionary for future studies in nuclear physics, but in th...

    One of my favorite picture books that I saved from childhood is called Albert Einstein by Ibi Lepscky. It's the story of Albert as a child, showing him as quiet and absentminded, and preferring to play the violin rather than roughhouse with other boys in the neighborhood. It also tells...

    here's a letter a young einstein wrote to his pal. the 1st paragraph: more waugh than egghead, eh? and that 2nd paragraph? those 'papers'? "a modification of the theory of space and time"? holy shit. Dear Habicht, Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us t...

    In 1935, a rabbi in Princeton showed him a clipping of the Ripley?s column with the headline ?Greatest Living Mathematician Failed in Mathematics.? Einstein laughed. ?I never failed in mathematics,? he replied correctly. ?Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential an...