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This is the extraordinary story of Albert Einstein and his decades-long battle to prove his Theory of General Relativity amid the violence of war and his tumultuous personal life.
For centuries, Isaac Newton s Law of Gravity stood untouched. But in 1915, Einstein attacked Newton with a mind-boggling theory: Gravity is not pulling you down ... instead, massive bodies like the Sun and the Earth are bending space and time around you, pushing you down. During a total solar eclipse, he predicted, that warp in space-time should reveal itself. Fiercely competitive astronomers raced each other to exotic locations to see if Einstein was right... or wrong. Hardships, weather, and war foiled their expeditions again and again. When, against all odds, a blazing glimpse was finally captured, the humble Einstein exploded into a global icon.
This rich DVD from HISTORYTM moves beyond theories and the cult of personality to breathe new life into the man, not the myth.
The unvarnished truth . . .wonderfully done! I like the personal and historical perspective, the zeitgeist, of what was happening in the world during his personal triumphant time!Published 10 months ago by Elijah Rock
I watched this first, when it was broadcast on Public Television early one lazy weekend morning, in the last decade, not planning to watch the whole thing, but it was so well done,... Read morePublished 22 months ago by J. G. Lewis
EINSTEIN (History Channel, 2008, 105 minutes) is definitely not NOVA: Einstein Revealed (see my review) and they even sell a set including that one and this one. Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by Hui Shen ben Israel
I brought this DVD home from the library and we were so impressed with the program that we bought our own copy. Read morePublished on July 24, 2011 by CKS