A mosaic biography of an exceptional scientist . . . [pieced together] with illuminating skill, style, candour and charm
For all the thousands of biographies previously written of him, I think Graydon has done a fine and often fascinating job here, and anyone with an interest in science and scientists will absolutely lap this up
A masterful biography and a hugely entertaining read
An intriguing, mosaic-like portrait of the great physicist
A great biography. Einstein is not treated as an unknowable genius, but as a flawed individual with interesting stories . . . an incredibly enjoyable read
A fresh take . . . compelling and beautifully written. Enhances our understanding of both a great scientist and an exemplary humanist
An immensely readable work about the man himself, collected into 99 short, mostly two-page, chapters, exploring his scientific ideas, quoting his letters, and telling many revealing anecdotes.
Gems about this icon of modern physics continue to be written because he is such a rich subject, with more original sources referring to him becoming public every year. Still, it does take a new angle on Einstein to get publishers and reviewers excited. Samuel Graydon has achieved just that.