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Also by Walter Isaacson:

The Innovators, October 2014
Hardcover
Steve Jobs, November 2011
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American Sketches, December 2009
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Einstein, April 2007
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, March 2004
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Einstein
Walter Isaacson

His Life and Universe

Simon and Schuster
April 2007
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Featuring: Albert Einstein
704 pages
ISBN: 0743264738
EAN: 9780743264730
Hardcover
$32.00
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Non-Fiction Biography

By the author of the acclaimed bestseller Benjamin Franklin, this is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available.

How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.

Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book 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.

These traits are just as vital for this new century of globalization, in which our success will depend on our creativity, as they were for the beginning of the last century, when Einstein helped usher in the modern age.

Media Buzz

All Things Considered - December 7, 2013
CBS Sunday Morning - January 10, 2010
Tavis Smiley - July 9, 2007
Talk of the Nation - July 6, 2007
Diane Rehm Show - NPR - May 23, 2007
Tavis Smiley - May 16, 2007
Colbert Report - May 15, 2007
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer - April 26, 2007
Charlie Rose - April 11, 2007
Fresh Air - NPR - April 10, 2007
Good Morning America - April 10, 2007
Daily Show with Jon Stewart - April 10, 2007
All Things Considered - April 9, 2007
ThisWeek with George Stephanopoulos - April 8, 2007

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