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4.0 out of 5 stars Einstein, Genius & Nice Guy, 11 Oct 2008
This review is from: Einstein: His Life and Universe (Paperback)
Walter Isaacson has created a unique and wholely respectful insight into the life of one of the great scientific figures of the 20th century.

As with any biography that is true to the subject and not retrospectively judgemental, Mr. Isaacson paints a very human picture of a man held in awe by most and misunderstood by many.

This is a first rate book. I've taken one star off, as the scientific detail could even be shorter.

Mr.Isaacson, keep writing please !
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Initial post: 13 Mar 2010 18:48:42 GMT
In a man of science's biography, you couldn't really ignore the scientific bits, especially in Einstein's case. I recommend a BBC film Einstein and Edington. This really explains why Einstein's theory was so revolutionary, going against Newton's theory and the people who lived by Newton's theory and did not want this to be upset. Also the political world was bent on war and rallied scientists to give their talent to the war effort. einstein was not a nationalist, in a way science was his country.
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