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Einstein : A Life of Genius (Paperback) (Alexander Kennedy)
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Albert Einstein was named Time Magazine's Man of the Century. He pioneered modern physics, created the Theory of Relativity, and became a world-renowned celebrity. Enjoy the surprising and entertaining true story of Albert Einstein and rediscover one of history's most prolific figures.Overview
Chapter 1: A Rebel Gets an Education
Learn about the events that transformed an average boy into a man who would become synonymous with genius.
Did you know Einstein failing math as a child is actually a myth?
Chapter 2: 1905: The Miracle Year
Learn how Einstein revolutionized the world of physics and our understanding of the universe.
Did you know Einstein developed the Theory of Relativity while working part-time as a patent clerk?
Chapter 3: Professor Einstein
Join Einstein as he shares his fascinating ideas with an audience and strives to earn the recognition he deserves.
Did you know the Theory of Relativity did not achieve widespread acclaim until years after it was published?
Chapter 4: The International Celebrity
See Einstein as a pop-culture icon who captured the hearts and minds of people all around the world.
Did you know Einstein often pretended to be someone else when asked for an autograph?
Chapter 5: The Search for the Grail
Accompany Einstein on his journey for a theory that would unite the world of physics and explain the inner-workings of the universe.
Did you know Einstein worked on the Unified Field Theory until the day he died?
Bonus Chapter #1: The Scientific Search for God
Find out how Einstein reconciled his scientific knowledge with his religious beliefs.
Did you know Einstein believed in God?
Bonus Chapter #2: The Pacifists Fight
Review Einstein's unique perspective as a humanitarian who lived in a time of war.
Did you know Einstein encouraged the United States to develop the atomic bomb?
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” -Albert Einstein
His image is iconic. His face appears on posters and tee shirts, coffee mugs and calendars, album covers, web pages, and bobble heads. His appearance — the frazzled hair, rumpled trousers and old sweater, coupled with a heavy German accent — is the quintessential image of mad scientists and absent-minded professors. He was, wrote a journalist for Time magazine, a “cartoonists dream.” So famous was his appearance that, during his lifetime, total strangers would approach him on the street and ask him to explain his famous theory of relativity. “Oh no,” he would declaim in his heavily accented English, “Always I am mistaken for Professor Einstein,” no doubt leaving hi