Albert Einstein remains one of most famous scientists in world history. His image is instantly recognizable by even the most scientifically uninformed person--for many people, Einstein personifies genius. But who was Einstein really? What was he like as a person? What did his science actually mean? This fresh biography of Albert Einstein provides students and general readers a concise, accessible introduction to the life and science of this revolutionary man. Underneath his genius, Einstein was an ordinary person, with human frailties and weaknesses, but also with charm, modesty, a wry sense of humor, and idiosyncrasies. Readers will understand why he was named the "Person of the Century" by Time magazine. Albert Einstein: A Biography will cover the entire history of this brilliant physicist's life and career, including: DT His early education, during which he was an excellent student, contrary to what is commonly believed. DT Einstein's struggles to find an academic position, which led him to work as a clerk at the Swiss patent office during the same period he was formulating his most famous and revolutionary theories DT His troubled marriages and family life DT Einstein's rise to international fame, and his use of that fame to fight for world peace DT Einstein's major contributions to physics, explained in ways that can be understood by anyone who wishes a fuller understanding of his scientific theories. The book includes a bibliography of secondary works that are useful for further reading, and a timeline of important dates in the life of Einstein.