The Other Einstein

The Other Einstein

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The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781492637257
Branch Call Number: F BENED-M
Characteristics: 296 pages ; 24 cm


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ontherideau Jul 11, 2020

Strong women whose ideas and work was credited to a man is almost a sub genre. We need these stories, even as fiction, as a tribute.

May 27, 2020

Historical fiction is a favourite genre and I am intrigued by the emergence of novels focused on trying to illuminate the stories of women married to famous men. The afterword outlines the possibilities around Mrs. Einstein's contributions to her husband's work and in general the novel provides some insight into the time period and the role of women. I'm sure historians would find fault with inaccuracies, but if this leads people to do some research on their own to draw their conclusions, it's not a wasted effort. I didn't feel as drawn into the story as I would have liked because the inner world of the protagonist wasn't as developed or compelling as it could have been, however there were some decent moments.

May 22, 2020

Book club May, 2020. Was Einstein really the great physicist or was he aided immensely by his wife? Great questions.

Dec 29, 2019

Ellie recommendation

Sep 13, 2019

Did not read. Pure Fiction

Jul 17, 2019

I really loved this book. I am a huge fan of historical fiction as it often draws in any reader into a story. Historical fiction takes an amount of research and fills in the blanks with imagination and storytelling; they can be great jumping point to do your own research into the subject if you want. This book was a great example. It may not be the best one written but I found it well done. Mitza Maric came alive within the pages of this book out of the shadow of Albert Einstein. A world was created that makes it possible for a reader to step into a world where history existed. I look forward to finding out more about Mitza's life and history.

multcolib_susannel Jul 15, 2019

How much does the Theory of Relativity owe to the intelligence of Albert and how much to his wife Mileva?

Jun 20, 2019

This was an interesting read. I felt it could have been written better but enjoyed considering the matter I never had before.

May 09, 2019

So much potential in the woman who Einstein fell in love with. The author portrays Einstein as a manipulative person who does not give up until he has succeeded in sucking all the intelligence out of this woman and leaving her with vapours of what might have been. Heartwrenching in many ways. A quick read, and fascinating throughout.

Apr 25, 2019

recommended by Trudy

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Sep 27, 2017

Other: Masquerades as researched - beware this is fiction!


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