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Starting the book at the end of a long day, I was fast asleep by page 40.
This volume also provides, for the non-technical reader, a good understanding of relativity and quantum theory, written in as plain English as possible.
Levenson strikes a good balance between the details of Einstein's private life, his scientific work, and his political activities.
Einstein in Berlin tells the reader 1) what Einstein did to advance scientific knowledge, 2) what his personal life was like, and 3) German political history in that period. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Larry Lesser
I liked the intelligent research in that era and the journalistic style. One keeps learning more about what was happening in Berlin at that time.Published 17 months ago by cleta hughes
In Einstein in Berlin, Thomas Levenson, explores the life of Albert Einstein through his years in Berlin from 1914 to 1932. Read morePublished on July 9, 2011 by Alan Goodwin
I liked this book enough to give it five stars because it covers two of my interests, science in general (especially physics) and history. Read morePublished on August 20, 2010 by Metallurgist
Albert Einstein was a genius, a German (who later became a Swiss citizen), a Nobel Prize Winner, the discoverer of relativity and one of the founding fathers of quantam physics. Read morePublished on January 9, 2009 by C. M Mills
I selected to read this book after having seen the author Thomas Levenson speak about it on the CSPAN network---and I was not disappointed. Read morePublished on June 12, 2008 by J. Steinfeld
I left this book on my shelves for two years because I thought that Bram Pais said everything that needed to be said about Einstein's physics, and that Albrecht Fo"lsing said... Read morePublished on January 3, 2008 by physics student
It would be very interesting if Levenson were to apply his considerable talents to examining scientists of lesser rank. Read morePublished on August 3, 2006 by Ray Mebert
Einstein in Berlin covers 16 years in the great scientist's life, from 1914 when he accepted the post as a professor in Berlin to 1932 when he was forced to leave Germany forever... Read morePublished on March 26, 2005 by Ames