Alone Against Gravity
Albert Einstein has changed our understanding of space and time forever. Thomas de Padova's biography sheds a new light on Einstein's general theory of relativity. In Berlin in 1914 Einstein's world is falling apart. His marriage with Mileva fails, Germany enthusiastically enters the war, his colleagues Max Planck, Wilhelm Röntgen, and others sign the racist proclamation "Appeal to the Cultured World", and his friend Fritz Haber, whose son Einstein tutors, conducts cruel chemical warfare on both fronts. Padova, in his convincing prose and for the first time, gives an account of Einstein's early years in Berlin. He describes how Einstein does not conform to his surroundings, how he becomes a passionate pacifist, and how he, in the midst of a collapsing world, reinvents space and time.
Einstein's years in Berlin in a totally new light
How Albert Einstein became a passionate pacifist