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The Resource Einstein : a life, Denis Brian

Einstein : a life, Denis Brian

Label
Einstein : a life
Title
Einstein
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Denis Brian
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"His name is synonymous with genius. His work helped shape the twentieth century and point the way toward the next. 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 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." "Exploring this staggering legacy in conversation with many of Einstein's contemporaries, Denis Brian penetrates the veil of formulas, theories, and experiments to expand our understanding of their meaning. With incisive, intimate detail, he recreates the world in which Einstein worked, in solitude and with others, revered by his assistants and enjoying warm relationships with other physicists." "Also included in Brian's comprehensive portrait are the FBI's investigation of Einstein's alleged communist connections, as well as his efforts on behalf of Europe's Jews during Hitler's rise to power, and his ardent support of the formation of the state of Israel."--Jacket
Summary
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
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 530/.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.E5
LC item number
B737 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
Label
Einstein : a life, Denis Brian
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 481-489) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Seeking a Position
  • 6.
  • The Schoolteacher
  • 7.
  • Expectant Father
  • 8.
  • Private Lessons
  • 9.
  • The Patent Office
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The Olympia Academy
  • 11.
  • The Special Theory of Relativity
  • 12.
  • "The Happiest Thought of My Life"
  • 13.
  • To Prague and Back
  • 14.
  • The War to End All Wars
  • Childhood and Youth
  • 15.
  • In the Spotlight
  • 16.
  • Danger Signals
  • 17.
  • Einstein Discovers America
  • 18.
  • The Nobel Prize
  • 19.
  • The Uncertainty Principle
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • The Perfect Patient
  • 21.
  • The Unified Field Theory
  • 22.
  • On the International Lecture Circuit
  • 23.
  • Einstein in California
  • 24.
  • Weighing Options
  • First Romance
  • 25.
  • Einstein the Refugee
  • 26.
  • A New Life in Princeton
  • 27.
  • Settling In
  • 28.
  • Family Matters
  • 29.
  • Politics at Home and Abroad
  • 3.
  • 30.
  • World War II and the Threat of Fission
  • 31.
  • The Race for the Bomb
  • 32.
  • Einstein Goes to War
  • 33.
  • The Atomic Bomb
  • To Zurich and the Polytechnic
  • 4.
  • Marriage Plans
Control code
40045
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 509 p.
Isbn
9780471114598
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid free paper)
Lccn
95012075
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm32236006
  • (OCoLC)32236006
Label
Einstein : a life, Denis Brian
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 481-489) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Seeking a Position
  • 6.
  • The Schoolteacher
  • 7.
  • Expectant Father
  • 8.
  • Private Lessons
  • 9.
  • The Patent Office
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The Olympia Academy
  • 11.
  • The Special Theory of Relativity
  • 12.
  • "The Happiest Thought of My Life"
  • 13.
  • To Prague and Back
  • 14.
  • The War to End All Wars
  • Childhood and Youth
  • 15.
  • In the Spotlight
  • 16.
  • Danger Signals
  • 17.
  • Einstein Discovers America
  • 18.
  • The Nobel Prize
  • 19.
  • The Uncertainty Principle
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • The Perfect Patient
  • 21.
  • The Unified Field Theory
  • 22.
  • On the International Lecture Circuit
  • 23.
  • Einstein in California
  • 24.
  • Weighing Options
  • First Romance
  • 25.
  • Einstein the Refugee
  • 26.
  • A New Life in Princeton
  • 27.
  • Settling In
  • 28.
  • Family Matters
  • 29.
  • Politics at Home and Abroad
  • 3.
  • 30.
  • World War II and the Threat of Fission
  • 31.
  • The Race for the Bomb
  • 32.
  • Einstein Goes to War
  • 33.
  • The Atomic Bomb
  • To Zurich and the Polytechnic
  • 4.
  • Marriage Plans
Control code
40045
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 509 p.
Isbn
9780471114598
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid free paper)
Lccn
95012075
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm32236006
  • (OCoLC)32236006

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