Einstein: The Life and Times by RONALD W. CLARKEinstein: The Life and Times by RONALD W. CLARK

Einstein: The Life and Times


Paperback | April 10, 2007

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Ronald W. Clark's acclaimed biography of Einstein, the Promethean figure of our age, goes behind the phenomenal intellect to reveal the human side of the legendary absent-minded professor who confidently claimed that space and time were not what they seemed.

Here is the classic portrait of the scientist and the man: the boy growing up in the Swiss Alps, the young man caught in an unhappy first marriage, the passionate pacifist who agonized over making the Bomb, the indifferent Zionist asked to head the Israeli state, and the physicist who believed in God.

Born in London, Ronald W. Clark (1918?1987) spent three years researching and writing Einstein: The Life and Times. Among his other works are The Huxleys; JBS (the biography of biologist J. B. S. Haldane); The Life of Bertrand Russell; Freud: The Man and the Cause; and The Greatest Power on Earth: The International Race for Supremacy.
Title:Einstein: The Life and TimesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:896 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.44 inPublished:April 10, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061351849

ISBN - 13:9780061351846

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clark produced a brilliant piece of work. From the human to the scientific Clark has presented Einstein as one of the most important figures in history. I'm searching through the book to re-read where he shows how a British POW in a WWIIGerman prison camp was so inspired by Einstein he teamed up with another prisoner who had a PhD in physics and who taught him all he knew about science and math. After the war he used what he learned and became an important nuclear researcher in Britain. Anyone who has more information about this amazing story please let me know. Clark's book engages you with an amazing human mind and intellect in a totally readable way.
Date published: 2016-12-03