He was a modern Merlin, conjuring up astonishing new notions of space and time, changing forever man's perception of his universe —and of himself. He fathered relativity and heralded the atomic age with his famed formula E=mc2. Yet his formidable reputation never undermined his simple humanity. He spoke out courageously against social injustice. In his later years, dressed in baggy clothes, his white hair as unkempt as a sheep dog's, he helped yourgsters with their geometry homework, still loved to sail, play Mozart melodies on the violin and scribble reams of doggerel. Though he has been dead nearly a quarter of...
Cover: The Year of Dr. Einstein
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