Einstein by Walter Isaacson audiobook

Einstein: His Life and Universe

By Walter Isaacson
Read by Edward Herrmann

Simon & Schuster Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780743561389

  • ISBN: 9780743561389

Runtime: 21.52 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

The definitive, internationally bestselling biography of Albert Einstein. Now the basis of Genius, the ten-part National Geographic series on the life of Albert Einstein, starring the Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Award–winning actor Geoffrey Rush as Einstein.

How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how Einstein’s scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Einstein explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk—a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate—became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom, and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals.

Einstein, the classic #1 New York Times bestseller, is a brilliantly acclaimed account of the most influential scientist of the twentieth century, “an illuminating delight” (The New York Times). The basis for the National Geographic series Genius, by the author of The Innovators, Steve Jobs, and Benjamin Franklin, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With unmatched narrative skill, Isaacson has managed the extraordinary feat of preserving Einstein’s monumental stature while at the same time bringing him to such vivid life that we come to feel as if he could be walking in our midst. This is a terrific work.” Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of No Ordinary Time
Isaacson has managed the extraordinary feat of preserving Einstein's monumental stature while at the same time bringing him to such vivid life that we come to feel as if he could be walking in our midst." -- Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals
“Once again Walter Isaacson has produced a most valuable biography of a great man about whom much has already been written. It helps that he has had access to important new material. he met the challenge of dealing with his subject as a human being and describing profound ideas in physics. His biography is a pleasure to read and makes the great physicist come alive.” Murray Gell-Mann, winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics and author of The Quark and the Jaguar
“An illuminating delight…This is a warm, insightful, affectionate portrait with a human and immensely charming Einstein at its core…A wonderfully rounded portrait of the ever-surprising Einstein personality.” New York Times
“A triumph…Isaacson understands Einstein and explains his discoveries while sharing riveting personal detail.” People
“Isaacson…has triumphed over expectation, producing a thorough exploration of his subject’s life, a skillful piece of scientific literature and a thumping good read.” Observer (London)
“Einstein’s rebellious personality as well as the internal workings of his brilliant mind are brought vividly to life thanks to Herrmann’s perfect reading, which is filled with warmth and accuracy.” Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)
“Penetrating and magnificently nuanced.” Booklist (starred review)
“A comprehensive and marvelously readable life of the eminent scientist—and more, the eminent counterculturalist, rebel, humanist and philanderer…An exemplary biography, at once sympathetic and unsparing. Readers will admire Einstein’s greatness as a thinker, but they will now know that he, like all other idols, had feet of clay.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Walter Isaacson

Author Bio: Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson is the author of highly acclaimed works of nonfiction, including four biographies that have made the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. A professor of history at Tulane University, he has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and editor of Time. Visit him at Isaacson.Tulane.edu.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 21.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English