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by Denis Brian

  • Author: Denis Brian
  • ISBN: 0471114596
  • ISBN13: 978-0471114598
  • ePub: 1692 kb | FB2: 1523 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Historical
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (April 20, 1996)
  • Pages: 536
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 143
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Einstein: A Life ePub download

The first full-scale Einstein life published in 20 years, it is also the first to integrate Einstein's genius with his private and public life to give us a complete impression of the real person. We meet an Einstein with a gift for friendship, a romantic with a roving eye for women.

For two decades, Denis Brian pored over the Einstein archives and conducted extensive interviews with the scientist's friends and associates. In the process, he discovered a wealth of absorbing new information, much of it previously withheld by those closest to Einstein-including Helen Dukas, his personal secretary, and Otto Nathan, the executor of Einstein's estate. What emerges in Brian's brilliantly drawn life of Einstein is a down-to-earth and always compelling figure.

I feel like Denis Brian wanted to put in so much information that he risked boring his readers

His name is synonymous with genius  . I feel like Denis Brian wanted to put in so much information that he risked boring his readers. I had trouble finishing his book even though there is much here to enjoy.

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DENIS BRIAN is the author of The True Gen: An Intimate Portrait of Hemingway by Those Who Knew Him and Genius Talk: Conversations with Nobel Scientists and Other Luminaries. He lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Denis Brian (born 11 December 1923, Cardiff) is a journalist and author of many books, notably a 1996 biography Einstein: a life. Brian graduated from Ravensbourne School, Bromley in 1939 and then worked as a reporter for the Irish News Service in Fleet Street for two years. Upon reaching the age of eighteen, he joined the Royal Air Force; after two years' training (mostly in Canada) he became a Lancaster bomber pilot with the rank of flight lieutenant

Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-489) and index. His name is synonymous with genius. His work helped shape the twentieth century and point the way toward the next.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-489) and index. In the more than forty years since his death, Albert Einstein has continued to intrigue and inspire new generations. Now, in the first full-scale biography of Einstein to be published in some twenty years, acclaimed author Denis Brian probes the private, public, and scientific personas of the enigmatic man behind the legend. For two decades, Denis Brian pored over the Einstein archives and conducted.

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Einstein : A Life, Paperback by Brian, Denis, ISBN 0471193623, ISBN-13 9780471193623, Brand New, Free P&P in the UK Looks at the events in the life of physicist Albert Einstein, including his childhood in Germany, his trip.

Einstein : A Life, Paperback by Brian, Denis, ISBN 0471193623, ISBN-13 9780471193623, Brand New, Free P&P in the UK Looks at the events in the life of physicist Albert Einstein, including his childhood in Germany, his trip to America, and his winning of the Nobel Prize. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Einstein: A Life by Denis Brian (Paperback, 1997). Brand new: lowest price.

Blends the brilliance of the scientific genius with the compassion, playfulness, and wit of the private figure "A fascinating read with more interesting material about Einstein as a human being than I have ever seen before."--Robert Jastrow, astrophysicist and bestselling author "A thoughtful and captivating account of one whom I had the joy of knowing and loving."--George Wald, Nobel Prize Laureate His face is one of the most recognized on the planet. His very name is synonymous with genius. Yet, for all the attention and countless biographies, our images of Albert Einstein rarely go beyond the eccentric and larger-than-life scientist unraveling one cosmic mystery after another. In this engaging popular biography, Denis Brian draws on a wealth of new information recently opened to the public to bring us a broader, more authentic portrait of Einstein than previously available. The first full-scale Einstein life published in 20 years, it is also the first to integrate Einstein's genius with his private and public life to give us a complete impression of the real person. We meet an Einstein with a gift for friendship, a romantic with a roving eye for women. We confront a man whose countless scientific triumphs were tempered by tragic ironies in his personal life. We encounter Einstein the humanist who showed compassion for the children of others yet neglected his own sons. We learn from his former assistants how they revered Einstein, how he worked at his science, and of his warm relationships with other physicists. Based on information drawn from new access to the Einstein archives as well as exclusive interviews with colleagues and friends, Einstein: A Life reveals an endearing and sensititve man, but one slightly detached from even those closest to him, as if he inhabited his own world of lofty thoughts and cosmic dreams. DENIS BRIAN (West Palm Beach, Florida) is the author of The True Gen: An Intimate Portrait of Hemingway by Those Who Knew Him and Genius Talk: Conversations with Nobel Scientists and Other Luminaries.
Anarius
This biography (1996) of Einstein is the best I have read to date. It explains Einstein's nuisances, e.g. his dislike of his mother effecting his relationships with women; and his opportunism; Chapter 19, "The Uncertainty Principle" is a classic- Einstein's bugboo in the last 30 odd years of his life, et. al.

As Richard Wolfson, who wrote "Simply Einstein," (2003), which is the best book to understand Relativity, wrote in the "Further Readings" of his book re: about "Einstein: A Life,":
"A modern and thoroughly candid account of Einstein's life, among the first to exploit the Einstein Archives and Einstein documents made widely available in the 1980's." If you are going to read one biography of Einstein, this is it.

Abraham Pais' "Subtle is the Lord... The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein" (1982,) provides a scientific discussion of Einstein's work, which is difficult, but also provides good incites into Einstein as Pais worked with him. This book is worth reading but you are going to have to plow through some parts of it due to the physics.

Jurgen Neffe's "Einstein" (2005,) provides a grittier biography of Einstein and is worth reading.

Ronald W. Clark's "Einstein: The Life and Times" (1971), provides just that, a discussion of Einstein and his life and times, providing a more broad stroke to Einstein the man.
Nalmergas
This book is very well researched and presents a very accurate account of his life from begining to end. It is an escape from the many books on his theory's and his mind. This book focuses on his life, and what made him a wonderful human. It will bring Einstein into your life as a great person entirely apart from his scientific discoveries. However, please be aware the book does not present his theories or studies in detail. But that wasn't the author's intentions, and he did exactly what he set out to do and did it beautifully.
Anazan
Very easy read, engaging, I couldn't put it down until I read it through. I will read it again sometime in the future as I enjoyed the book and learning the details of Einstein's life and his passion for and dedication to his life's work.
Knights from Bernin
I liked this book because it portrayed Einstein not only as a genius but also as a human being with faults. It talked about his mistakes and what he decided to do to better himself and his life. Anyway I love human history.
artman
The most enjoyable story about a man I have ever encountered. Einstein was celebrated as a great scientist, but I believe he he could offer much to humanity as one example of how (although far from perfect)to live one's life. I could not put it down and was encouraged not to do so along the way with anecdotes of his life and personality. As per A.E.:

"A human being is part of the whole, called by us "Universe", a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings, as something seperate from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to the affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassioin, to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security."

Thank you for your effort Mr. D. Brian.
Tar
Is the best non-technical biography of A Einstein I have read.
Fiarynara
A few years ago my Father gifted me a Barnes and Noble gift card for my birthday, and this is one of the books I purchased. There has always been something very endearing to me about Einstein, aside from his intellectualism and contribution to the world. After reading some very brief articles about certain aspects of his personal life, I took a keen interest in learning more about the man behind the fantastically giant brain.

Einstein: A Life is an in-depth biography touching on many subjects: from early childhood and familial dynamics, to the social and political issues of the time (and further their impact on Einstein's location, and education), influences and role models, antagonists, love interests (of which there seemed many), personal traits and characteristics (quite a quirky man, he was), professional/career-related feats and failures, interpersonal relationships (incredibly interesting to learn of his interactions with many other well-known individuals ranging from entertainers to high-profile politicians and educators), and many, many more.

I absolutely loved reading some of the very funny stories (one describing how, in the absence of a scarf, decided to yank the runner off of the couch to don during his outing in the cold weather, ha), but was also surprised to learn of some of the darker content (his relationship with Mileva, for instance).

This man had such a beautiful mind; beyond the typical things most people are aware of. His passion to prevent nuclear war, and his sense of responsibility to personally urge against it. His ability to see people as people regardless of their origins, shape, color, disability-and the contradiction therein of being very tight-lipped regarding his affections with those in frequent direct contact.

The entire book introduces so many facets of him-it is a must-read. My only regret is the dire need to know his final words!!!
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