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This review is from: Einstein: His Life and Universe (Hardcover)
The letters available to Walter Isaacson plus the abundant resources he used contributed to the sense of really understanding Einstein.
His work and it's value to humanity are explored in depth.
You will understand much more about physics and math after reading this book, especially relating to Einstein's theories. But you won't feel dragged into formulas.
The human side of Einstein, his emotional conflicts, idealism, arrogance, joys and sorrows are all portrayed in realistic context.
The effect of Nazi's treatment of Jews in europe on Einstein's attitudes and life experience is well explained, giving a basis for his changes in philosophic values in the latter half of his life.
The greatness of this book can be summarized by saying that you will feel like you knew the man after reading it.