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Albert Einstein, the human side : glimpses from his archives

Author: Albert Einstein; Helen Dukas; Banesh Hoffmann
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1979, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Modesty, humor, compassion, and wisdom are the traits most evident in this illuminating selection of personal papers from the Albert Einstein Archives. The illustrious physicist wrote as thoughtfully to an Ohio fifth-grader, distressed by her discovery that scientists classify humans as animals, as to a Colorado banker who asked whether Einstein believed in a personal God. Witty rhymes, an exchange with Queen  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Personal correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Einstein, Albert.
Albert Einstein, The Human Side : Glimpses from His Archives.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2013
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Einstein; Helen Dukas; Banesh Hoffmann
ISBN: 1400848121 9781400848126
OCLC Number: 861954940
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 167 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Foreword to the 2013 Paperback Edition; Publisher's Preface; Dedication; Chapter; GERMAN ORIGINALS; Einstein: a Brief Chronology; Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: selected and edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffmann ; with a new foreword by Ze'ev Rozenkranz.


Offers a selection of personal papers. This title includes rhymes, an exchange with Queen Elizabeth of Belgium about fine music, and expressions of his devotion to Zionism.  Read more...


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"[Einstein] is revealed not only as a humane philosopher but as a natural aphorist, often with the graces of humor and humility."--Wall Street Journal "[This book] presents itself in such a modest Read more...

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