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Einstein: His Life and Universe

Einstein: His Life and Universe - Walter Isaacson This is an excellent biography. I picked it up fully not intending to read more than the first couple chapters. I couldn't put it down. Einstein led a fascinating life and Isaacson is a phenomenal writer. I came away with not only a basic understanding of relativity, but more importantly with an understanding of who Einstein was, his politically charged ideas, how he thought and how his ideas changed the world forever.