- Audio CD
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Abridged edition (11 April 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1508238642
- ISBN-13: 978-1508238645
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2 x 14.6 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,33,291 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Einstein: His Life and Universe Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook, CD
About the Author
Walter Isaacson, University Professor of History at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Leonardo da Vinci; The Innovators; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Facebook: Walter Isaacson, Twitter: @WalterIsaacson
Edward Herrmann's films include Nixon, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Annie, and The Aviator. On television's Gilmore Girls he starred as the patriarch, Richard Gilmore. He has also appeared on The Good Wife, Law & Order, 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy, and Oz. He earned an Emmy Award for The Practice, and remains well-known for his Emmy-nominated portrayals of FDR in Eleanor and Franklin and Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years. On Broadway, he won a Tony Award for his performance in Mrs. Warren's Profession.
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This biography is well written albeit bereft of any mathematics or physics to explain complex concepts of general relativity, instead it's more of a historical account of the early days of theoretical physics and a deep look into the human life Einstein had.
Edit: the cover absolutely sucks. Its got Geoffrey rush's picture as Einstein.
Got all the attributes for an ideal read. You will fell in love with physics after a few pages in to it.
More than anything else, you will fell in love Eintien for all his imagination, rebels, non-conformist nature, strong principles and the impact he left on physics. Quite a read!! loved it. Thanks Issacson. you nailed the biography.
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However this does give one a good idea how winning a Nobel prize can typically happen much later after the fact and how a noble prize winner can be immediately projected into fame at that time, especially in this case by the American population. We see this still today where an Nobel winner, an expert in a relatively small field, is asked to pronounce on so many world issues and to patronize so many causes. We still see this today.
Let me add I bought a used, hardcover edition from Betterworldbooks via Amazon. It did arrived later than expected, in excellent condition. As I had already been refunded, they magnanimously agreed to make me a present of it! So I am more than happy to recommend them.
I would love to have met him! I am neither mathematical or scientific but somehow it makes sense now.
I recommend it to anyone who likes to know about the life of Einstein. I listen while I am driving as it's an audi CD. Sound quality is excellent.