The Resource Einstein : a life, Denis Brian

Einstein : a life, Denis Brian

Label
Einstein : a life
Title
Einstein
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Denis Brian
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"His name is synonymous with genius. His work helped shape the twentieth century and point the way toward the next. In the more than forty years since his death, Albert Einstein has continued to intrigue and inspire new generations. Now, in the first full-scale biography of Einstein to be published in some twenty years, acclaimed author Denis Brian probes the private, public, and scientific personas of the enigmatic man behind the legend." "For two decades, Denis Brian pored over the Einstein archives and conducted extensive interviews with the scientist's friends and associates. In the process, he discovered a wealth of absorbing new information, much of it previously withheld by those closest to Einstein - including Helen Dukas, his personal secretary, and Otto Nathan, the executor of Einstein's estate. What emerges in Brian's brilliantly drawn life of Einstein is a down-to-earth and always compelling figure." "Exploring this staggering legacy in conversation with many of Einstein's contemporaries, Denis Brian penetrates the veil of formulas, theories, and experiments to expand our understanding of their meaning. With incisive, intimate detail, he recreates the world in which Einstein worked, in solitude and with others, revered by his assistants and enjoying warm relationships with other physicists." "Also included in Brian's comprehensive portrait are the FBI's investigation of Einstein's alleged communist connections, as well as his efforts on behalf of Europe's Jews during Hitler's rise to power, and his ardent support of the formation of the state of Israel."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brian, Denis
Dewey number
  • 530/.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.E5
LC item number
B737 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Physicists
  • Physicists
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Physicists
  • United States
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Physiciens
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Biographie
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Biografie
  • Physics
Label
Einstein : a life, Denis Brian
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Seeking a position
  • 6.
  • The schoolteacher
  • 7.
  • Expectant father
  • 8.
  • Private lessons
  • 9.
  • The Patent Office
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The Olympia Academy
  • 11.
  • The Special Theory of Relativity
  • 12.
  • "The happiest thought of my life"
  • 13.
  • To Prague and back
  • 14.
  • The war to end all wars
  • Childhood and youth
  • 15.
  • In the spotlight
  • 16.
  • Danger signals
  • 17.
  • Einstein discovers America
  • 18.
  • The Nobel Prize
  • 19.
  • The Uncertainty Principle
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • The perfect patient
  • 21.
  • The Unified Field Theory
  • 22.
  • On the international lecture circuit
  • 23.
  • Einstein in California
  • 24.
  • Weighing options
  • First romance
  • 25.
  • Einstein the refugee
  • 26.
  • A new life in Princeton
  • 27.
  • Settling in
  • 28.
  • Family matters
  • 29.
  • Politics at home and abroad
  • 3.
  • 30.
  • World War II and the threat of fission
  • 31.
  • The race for the bomb
  • 32.
  • Einstein goes to war
  • 33.
  • The atomic bomb
  • 34.
  • Toward a Jewish state
  • To Zurich and the Polytechnic
  • 35.
  • The birth of Israel
  • 36.
  • The FBI targets Einstein
  • 37.
  • The communist witch-hunt
  • 38.
  • Conversations and controversies
  • 39.
  • Einstein's mercy plea for the Rosenbergs
  • 4.
  • 40.
  • The Oppenheimer affair
  • 41.
  • The last interview
  • 42.
  • Einstein's legacy
  • Appendix.
  • Einstein's brain
  • Marriage plans
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 509 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1033596558
Label
Einstein : a life, Denis Brian
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Seeking a position
  • 6.
  • The schoolteacher
  • 7.
  • Expectant father
  • 8.
  • Private lessons
  • 9.
  • The Patent Office
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The Olympia Academy
  • 11.
  • The Special Theory of Relativity
  • 12.
  • "The happiest thought of my life"
  • 13.
  • To Prague and back
  • 14.
  • The war to end all wars
  • Childhood and youth
  • 15.
  • In the spotlight
  • 16.
  • Danger signals
  • 17.
  • Einstein discovers America
  • 18.
  • The Nobel Prize
  • 19.
  • The Uncertainty Principle
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • The perfect patient
  • 21.
  • The Unified Field Theory
  • 22.
  • On the international lecture circuit
  • 23.
  • Einstein in California
  • 24.
  • Weighing options
  • First romance
  • 25.
  • Einstein the refugee
  • 26.
  • A new life in Princeton
  • 27.
  • Settling in
  • 28.
  • Family matters
  • 29.
  • Politics at home and abroad
  • 3.
  • 30.
  • World War II and the threat of fission
  • 31.
  • The race for the bomb
  • 32.
  • Einstein goes to war
  • 33.
  • The atomic bomb
  • 34.
  • Toward a Jewish state
  • To Zurich and the Polytechnic
  • 35.
  • The birth of Israel
  • 36.
  • The FBI targets Einstein
  • 37.
  • The communist witch-hunt
  • 38.
  • Conversations and controversies
  • 39.
  • Einstein's mercy plea for the Rosenbergs
  • 4.
  • 40.
  • The Oppenheimer affair
  • 41.
  • The last interview
  • 42.
  • Einstein's legacy
  • Appendix.
  • Einstein's brain
  • Marriage plans
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 509 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1033596558

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