Best known for his book ‘Benjamin Franklin: An American Life,’ Walter Isaacson has successfully tried to interpret Einstein’s mind and reasons behind his prowess. Isaacson’s biography is an excellent exhibition of Einstein’s personality, aura, rebellious nature and scientific approach for things that seemed mundane to others. The book delves deep into his life and verifies the connection between creativity and freedom.
It reveals Einstein as the man behind the science. From early years of life to thoughts, experiments to his later life, the book has it all. It also reveals his role in the development of the atomic bomb and how he contributed to the civil rights groups in the United States.
The book revolves around letters written by Einstein. The biography offers glimpses into then society and people and other unknown facts about the great physics prodigy that resided in dark for so many decades. His failure to be a good husband, father, and a teacher, the book explores how an ordinary man becomes the extraordinary who decoded the mysteries of the universe with the theory of relativity.
Einstein’s scientific approach for conventional things and his faith in formulas enabled him to think about astronomical bodies and subatomic particles so deeply that the present day scientists are still trying their best to get close to where he left.