For the first time in paperback, here is a newly expanded edition of the best-selling book that was hailed as "setting a new standard" for quotation books. Tens of thousands of readers have enjoyed The Quotable Einstein and The Expanded Quotable Einstein, with translations into twenty-two languages. This updated edition--which appears on the 100th anniversary of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and the 50th anniversary of Einstein's death--offers more than 300 new quotations, or over 1,200 altogether. Nearly all are by Einstein himself and a few are about the self-professed "lone wolf" Time magazine named "Man of the Century" at the turn of the millennium.
The New Quotable Einstein also includes a new section, "On Aging," and fresh material has been added to the appendix-from a touching account by Helen Dukas of Einstein's last days to a day-by-day summary of Johanna Fantova's telephone conversations with Einstein during the final year and a half of his life.
Also included are a poem called "Einstein," by Robert Service; and three virtually unknown verses to the song "As Time Goes By" (made famous in the movie Casablanca) that refer to Einstein. New photographs have been selected to introduce each section of the book.
Through well-documented quotations and supplementary information, The New Quotable Einstein provides a bigger and better biographical account of this multifaceted man-as son, husband, father, lover, scientist, philosopher, aging widower, humanitarian, and friend. It shows us even more vividly why the real and imagined Einstein continues to fascinate people across the world into the twenty-first century.
- 300-plus new quotations, more than 1,200 in all
- A day-by-day summary of Johanna Fantova's phone conversations with Einstein toward the end of his life
- A touching account of Einstein's last days
- A new section, "On Aging"
- Three virtually unknown original verses of the song "As Time Goes By" (from the movie Casablanca) that refer to Einstein
- Robert Service's poem "Einstein"
From review of Princeton's original edition: "All of us who lack Einstein's intellectual and spiritual gifts owe a debt of gratitude to Princeton University Press for having humanized him in this innovative way."--Timothy Ferris, New York Times Book Review
From review of Princeton's original edition: "Masquerading as a quote book, this title may set a new standard for the genre as well as expand the concept. It is filled with the written and spoken thoughts of this cultural icon as well as those merely attributed to him but conveys much more than a traditional collection of sayings might."--Bloomsbury Review
From review of Princeton's original edition: "This fascinating book reveals Einstein as a fully rounded human, with both a tender and a darker, more brooding side."--Physics World
From review of Princeton's original edition: "The chief value of this collection of [Einstein's] more memorable observations on the events of the 20th century and his own part in them is that it reveals the development of the person as well as that of the scientist. [The Quotable Einstein] is something of a triumph."--New Scientist
"This is a marvelous treasure to dip into for an eclectic helping of wisdom and enjoyment. Better than the original highly regarded edition."--Australian Physics
"Equations and texts are . . . Einstein's true monument, and Calaprice lays out a veritable feast of pithy and telling aphorisms drawn from his speeches and letters. . . . They reveal a private Einstein who never strove for the monumental phrase but was able to deliver it in a seemingly effortless off-the-cuff manner."--David E. Rowe, Times Higher Education Supplement
"This excellent updated edition is packed with wonderful quotes and anecdotes."--PD Smith, The Guardian
This book has been translated into:
- Chinese (Simplified)
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