Isaacson's impressively readable
biography of Einstein, the first to be published in
English since all Einstein's papers have been
available, lays some long held myths to rest.
Alas, contrary to popular believe (and rather sadly for
those of us who hang on to the believe that our
child who struggles with math in school might grow
up to be the next Einstein), young Albert, although
not popular with his teachers who he compared to
drill sergeants, was top of his class in primary
school and sufficiently competent at math to have
mastered calculus at the age of 15.
Also, the myth that the lowly patent clerk created his world shattering theories in a vacuum is found to be somewhat wanting. From an early age Einstein received inspiration and support ...
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