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Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string
of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now,
for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist
of our age turns his gaze inward for a revealing look at his
own life and intellectual evolution.
My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking’s improbable
journey, from his postwar London boyhood to his years of
international acclaim and celebrity. Lavishly illustrated
with rarely seen photographs, this concise, witty, and
candid account introduces readers to a Hawking rarely
glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose
classmates nicknamed him Einstein; the jokester who once
placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a
particular black hole; and the young husband and father
struggling to gain a foothold in the world of physics and
Writing with characteristic humility and humor, Hawking
opens up about the challenges that confronted him following
his diagnosis of ALS at age twenty-one. Tracing his
development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an
early death urged him onward through numerous intellectual
breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his
masterpiece A Brief History of Time—one of the iconic books
of the twentieth century.
Clear-eyed, intimate, and wise, My Brief History opens a
window for the rest of us into Hawking’s personal cosmos.
1 comment posted.
Re: My Brief History
The review was splendid. I admire the man Stephen Hawking. He did more with his life than most who have more.
(Eileen Dandashi 9:36pm November 18, 2013)
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