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Einstein on the Road Hardcover – Sep 20 2011

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Fascinating exploration of an iconic figure Jan. 5 2014
By JoAnne Goldberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Albert Einstein. Here's what most of us know: crazy eyebrows, wild hair. Brainiac. Father of relativity. E=mc2. And...didn't he flunk out of school or something?

Thanks to Einstein on the Road, I am now on a first-name basis with Al. I learned that he loved to hike, brought his violin to dinner parties (and was expected to play it), happily spent weeks at a time aboard various ships, and kept a detailed journal, which is how those of us peeking back into the 20th century can learn about his non-science-related activities.

The book isn't just about the man, but about an era. A time when a business trip could consume six months, physicists were treated like celebrities, and even a famous scientist could not easily extricate himself from the Nazis. Einstein managed to do so, settling in Princeton in 1933 and ending his "on the road" decade.

The amount of primary source material in this book makes it a must-read for any Einstein fans, but it will also fascinate anyone intrigued by the world of the intelligentsia in the 1920s or the culture of that period from the perspective of an observant traveler who made the rounds and kept precise records.
Einstein's private side Dec 27 2013
By weekend - Published on Amazon.com
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Although this is a very unusual look at Einstein's private life, it's also a fascinating review of what was happening in physics against the background of a Germany that was undergoing the crisis that transformed it into the fascist killing machine it was to become.
Insight/inside Einsteins head Feb. 4 2013
By Deborah M. Przedpelska - Published on Amazon.com
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Eisinger has done good work with Einsteins travel notes to show Einsteins way of every day thinking.
Einstein was a person of his time
After reading this book I understood more E. as a human.
Not many people understand his theory but this book is easy to read and understand E. as a person.
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excellent memoir Sept. 20 2011
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Famous for his work on physics and tired of war in Europe, in 1921 Albert Einstein and his wife Elsa visited the United States. In 1922 they traveled to the Far East stopping in Singapore, China and Japan where both are awed by the various cultures they encounter and appalled by the abject poverty they witness. From there the couple went to Palestine and Spain before going to South America in 1925. Finally in the early 1930s the scientist and his spouse came to Pasadena and New York. When Hitler and the Nazis took over Germany, the Einstein pair settled in Princeton and became American citizens. On his global meandering for over a decade, Dr. Einstein kept a travelogue of what fascinated him and what angered him. Einstein On the Road is an intriguing look at the great scientist through his musings on subjects like the locations he visited, the Nazis final solution and other butchering, his conversion from pacifist to Zionist activist, his dealings with royals, heads of state, scientists, and children who he considered his true peers and his love of movies. Readers obtain a memoir that provides a much wider look at the witty brilliant physicist. This is an excellent glimpse at the man whose name denotes brilliance through his observations and conclusions.

Harriet Klausner