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The Born-Einstein letters : friendship, politics, and physics in uncertain times : correspondence between Albert Einstein and Max and Hedwig Born from 1916 to 1955 with commentaries by Max Born

Author: Albert Einstein; Max Born; Hedwig Born
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Macmillan, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Albert Einstein and Max Born were giants of physics and great friends. Their letters span forty years and two world wars. In them they argue about quantum theory, agree about Beethoven's heavenly violin and piano duets (which they played together when they met) and chat about their families. Equally important, the men commiserate over the tragic plight of European Jewry and discuss what part they should play in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Letters
Correspondence
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Max Born; Hedwig Born; Hedwig Born; Max Born; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Einstein; Max Born; Hedwig Born
ISBN: 1403944962 9781403944962
OCLC Number: 56834380
Description: xxxii, 235 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction by Werner Heisenberg Foreword by Betrand Russell New Preface by Kip Thorne and Diana Buchwald Correspondence between Max and Hedwig Born and Albert Einstein 1916-1955 with Commentaries by Max Born. Translated by Irene Born.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: translated by Irene Born ; note on the new edition by Gustav Born [and others].
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