He was awarded the Nobel Price for physics in 1922 at the age of forty-three for his discovery of the photoelectric effect, a phenomenon seemingly far removed from the everyday concerns of his fellow man. Yet afterward Albert Einstein, through the sheer force of his character as much as his intellect, emerged as a prophet, moralist, and reformer whose views touched all of mankind. Originally published in 1954, the year before his death, Ideas and Opinions presents the popular writings of the great physicist: pieces that reflect how Einstein's life was as he often said, "divided between politics and equations."
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time
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