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Einstein: A Biography

By: Jürgen Neffe

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: April 2007

Seller ID: 42844

ISBN: 0374146640

Condition: Used - Good


Albert Einstein is an icon of the twentieth century. Born in Ulm, Germany, in 1879, he is most famous for his theory of relativity. He also made enormous contributions to quantum mechanics and cosmology, and for his work he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921. A self-pronounced pacifist, humanist, and, late in his life, democratic socialist, Einstein was also deeply concerned with the social impact of his discoveries. Much of Einstein's life is shrouded in legend. From popular images and advertisements to various works of theater and fiction, he has come to signify so many things. In "Einstein... View more info

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American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson

By: Joseph J. Ellis

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Vintage: April 1998

Seller ID: 43097

ISBN: 0679764410

Condition: Used - Good


National Bestseller For a man who insisted that life on the public stage was not what he had in mind, Thomas Jefferson certainly spent a great deal of time in the spotlight--and not only during his active political career. After 1809, his longed-for retirement was compromised by a steady stream of guests and tourists who made of his estate at Monticello a virtual hotel, as well as by more than one thousand letters per year, most from strangers, which he insisted on answering personally. In his twilight years Jefferson was already taking on the luster of a national icon, which was polished ... View more info