Albert Einstein: Creator & Rebel

By Banesh Hoffmann with the collaboration of Helen Dukas
Read by Wanda McCaddon

7.82 Hours 12/01/1995 unabridged
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This remarkable study is a model of what the biography of a scientist should be. Its author, a noted scientist himself, was a friend of and collaborator with Albert Einstein. On these pages, we come to know Albert Einstein as the “backward” child; the academic outcast; the reluctant world celebrity; the exile; the pacifist; the philosopher; the humanitarian; the tragically saddened “father” of the atomic bomb; and above all, the unceasing searcher after scientific truth. At the same time, we are given a superb and essential introduction to the creative process and the concepts that shattered an age-old view of the universe and ushered in a revolution whose reverberations continue to touch us all.

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This remarkable study is a model of what the biography of a scientist should be. Its author, a noted scientist himself, was a friend of and collaborator with Albert Einstein. On these pages, we come to know Albert Einstein as the “backward” child; the academic outcast; the reluctant world celebrity; the exile; the pacifist; the philosopher; the humanitarian; the tragically saddened “father” of the atomic bomb; and above all, the unceasing searcher after scientific truth. At the same time, we are given a superb and essential introduction to the creative process and the concepts that shattered an age-old view of the universe and ushered in a revolution whose reverberations continue to touch us all.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The exciting scientist is here in full measure.” New York Times
“Compelling reading…one of the most impressive books of the year.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Banesh Hoffmann

Banesh Hoffmann was educated at Oxford and Princeton and is professor emeritus of mathematics at Queens College of the City University of New York. In 1936 and 1937, he collaborated with Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld on a fundamental contribution to the theory of relativity. In 1969, Dr. Hoffmann was made the Honorary Patron of the Tensor Society of Great Britain. He was awarded first prize by the Gravity Research Foundation in 1964, and recently received a patent for an Orthopedic Alphabet for the teaching of reading.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English