Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Einstein by Corinne Maier

Einstein by Corinne Maier; Anne Simon (illus)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hardcover, 72 pages
Published June 14th 2016 by Nobrow Press
Source: egalley via edelweiss

Maier's biographies

Excellent graphic biography on Einstein focusing on his Theory of Relativity. I've read the book on Marx which the author wrote in this series and had great expectations for this one which were thoroughly realised. An amazing amount of information has been conveyed and takes a look all facets of Einstein: his accomplishments, his detractors, his personality and his weaknesses (mainly philandering). The story is told from Einstein's point of view with him hovering over as perhaps his old self or "ghost", all-knowingly telling his tale with hindsight. Many famous Einstein quips can be found amongst the dialogue and it is both informative and entertaining. An excellent addition to Maier's series of biographies on (so far) great 20th century minds.

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