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The unexpected Einstein : the real man behind the icon / Denis Brian.

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Author/Creator:
Brian, Denis.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2005
Imprint:
Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, c2005.
Format:
  • Book
  • xi, 260 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-247) and index.
Contents:
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. Introduction: Demythologizing Einstein. 1. Was Einstein Dyslexic, a Late Talker, and a "Lazy Dog"? 2. Einstein: Woman Hater or Womanizer? 3. Was Einstein a Terrible Father? And What Kind of Mother Was Mileva? 4. Whatever Happened to Einstein's Daughter? 5. What Was Einstein Like Face to Face? 6. Einstein's Food for Thought: Was He a Gourmet or a Gourmand? 7. Did Einstein Believe in God? 8. Einstein under Attack: Was He a Plagiarist, and Was Mileva His Scientific Partner? 9. Einstein's FBI File and the Soviet Spy He Loved. Afterword. EINSTEIN CHRONOLOGY. NOTES. SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY. INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
A fascinating book that exposes the many myths about the great scientist. Just in time for the September 2005 centennial of Albert Einstein's most celebrated discovery, the theory of relativity, acclaimed biographer Denis Brian takes on the many myths surrounding the eccentric genius-that he was a woman hater and plagiarist who stole other scientists' ideas, that he didn't speak until he was four or five-many of which were circulated and published while he was still alive. Featuring never--before published interviews and photos, this entertaining and informative book reveals many unexpected facets of Einstein's life-such as his culinary exploits-as it captures the man behind the myths. "Denis Brian's convincing picture ...only makes our wonder grow at Einstein's sublime achievements." -The Washington Post on "Einstein: A Life".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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ISBN:
0471718408
9780471718406

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