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The Life of a Relatively Good Man

Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

Reviewed by Doug Brown

"More has been written about Albert Einstein than any other scientist, and his is one of the world's most recognized faces. Here at the Powell's Burnside store we have three full shelves of Einstein biographies, many of which were written by people who knew the man. So the question must be asked — do we really need another one? Surprisingly, the answer is yes. New letters are brought to light every few years, and archives are made available to scholars that had previously been closed. Isaacson's Einstein takes advantage of some newly accessible letters and documents unavailable to previous biographers. Einstein also benefits from an author who is an excellent writer, researcher, and collaborator...." Read the entire Powells.com review.

One Response to "The Life of a Relatively Good Man"

    Phil Menger April 23rd, 2007 at 9:43 am

    I got the audio version of this book immediately when it came out and I am really enjoying the read by Edward Herman and the insight Isaacson provides. Highly recommended for science and Einstein buffs alike!

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