Albert Einstein — was born in Germany and became an American citizen in A world-famous theoretical physicist, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics and is renowned for his Theory of Relativity. In addition to his scientific work, Einstein was an influential humanist who spoke widely about politics, ethics, and social causes. After leaving Europe, Einstein taught at Princeton University.
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While Einstein frequently shared his observations on science, politics, philosophy, and religion in his correspondence with Solovine, he was just as likely to express his feelings about everyday life—his health and the effects of aging and his experiences in the various places where he settled and visited in his long career.
Published in English alongside the German text and accompanied by facsimile copies of the original letters, the collected Letters to Solovine offers scholar and interested reader alike unprecedented access to the personal life of Albert Einstein.
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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Letters to Solovine: Jan 21, Greg rated it liked it. An interesting collection showing the longterm relationship with Einstein's good friend and intellectual partner over the course of his lifetime.
Weaves together threads of how Einstein viewed world events and how his work was received by broader audiences, as well as views into how he worked through complex concepts informally with a trusted confidant. A short and worthwhile read to understand how a great analytic mind operates. Aug 25, Neil Harmon rated it really liked it. This was a short but interesting book. It provided some insight into Einstein the person.
Sticking to the facts with minimal additional material, the book provided a unique glimpse into the man behind the historical figure. Nov 12, Matthew rated it it was amazing. Cool to see what a nice, loyal guy Einstein was. He also appears very conscious of himself, meaning he knew his faults and addressed them without denial or shame. It seems he was very good at practicing humility. Dec 07, Georgina Li rated it it was amazing.
Enjoyed reading these letters a whole lot!!! Oct 12, Linda L. Barnes rated it it was amazing. Enlightening I enjoyed reading these letters and getting to know Einstein a little.
I didn't know much about him before. I'm glad I do now. Oct 16, Steven rated it it was ok. This was an interesting glimpse into the mind of Einstein through his letters to his friend, Solovine. I was expecting to find some deeper revelations. But they never came in this short book. Aug 20, Mark rated it really liked it. A little insight into the humanity of a great man. A nice read. Nov 16, Mark rated it really liked it.
Dec 27, Sugan rated it really liked it Shelves: kindle , weekend-reads. A nice short read. Was able to finish in three hours. The books contain letters of Einstein to his close friend Solovine. View 1 comment. Dog rated it liked it Dec 31, Allison rated it it was amazing Aug 12, Will Conley rated it really liked it Aug 21, Mikael Pawlo rated it really liked it Jan 17, Melissa Mccoul rated it liked it Jan 05, Mary Schuh rated it really liked it May 15, Alexis Hortence rated it really liked it Sep 11, Linus rated it liked it Dec 28, Link Shadley rated it really liked it Oct 14, Juli rated it really liked it Oct 31, Rihab Sghaier rated it it was amazing Dec 18, Coco rated it it was amazing Oct 17, Pjbhaumik rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Leonardo rated it really liked it Sep 16, Kathy Martz rated it really liked it Jul 13, Donna Caughlin rated it really liked it May 23, Mary Lee Kammer rated it it was amazing Oct 12, NELS rated it liked it Oct 14, Danielle rated it it was ok Oct 16, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Readers also enjoyed. About Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein. In , Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. He completed his Ph. His paper explaining the photoelectric effect, the basis of electronics, earned him the Nobel Prize in His first paper on Special Relativity Theory, also published in , changed the world.
After the rise of the Nazi party, Einstein made Princeton his permanent home, becoming a U. Einstein, a pacifist during World War I, stayed a firm proponent of social justice and responsibility. He chaired the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, which organized to alert the public to the dangers of atomic warfare. At a symposium, he advised: " In their struggle for the ethical good, teachers of religion must have the stature to give up the doctrine of a personal God, that is, give up that source of fear and hope which in the past placed such vast power in the hands of priests.
In their labors they will have to avail themselves of those forces which are capable of cultivating the Good, the True, and the Beautiful in humanity itself. This is, to be sure a more difficult but an incomparably more worthy task.
On the Rational Order of the World: a Letter to Maurice Solovine
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Letters to Solovine: 1906-1955
As always, I was delighted by your last letter. As for the changes proposed by you, I am in complete agreement. Carl Seelig is a good man. But he takes the task that he has undertaken far too seriously, alas, with the result that he bothers everyone.
Letters to Solovine