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Author Robinson, Andrew, 1957- author.

Title Einstein on the run : how Britain saved the world's greatest scientist / Andrew Robinson.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  530.092 ROB    Check Shelf
Description xvii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-340) and index.
Summary The first account of the role Britain played in Einstein's life-first by inspiring his teenage passion for physics, then by providing refuge from the Nazis. In autumn 1933, Albert Einstein found himself living alone in an isolated holiday hut in rural England. There, he toiled peacefully at mathematics while occasionally stepping out for walks or to play his violin. But how had Einstein come to abandon his Berlin home and go "on the run"? In this lively account, Andrew Robinson tells the story of the world's greatest scientist and Britain for the first time, showing why Britain was the perfect refuge for Einstein from rumored assassination by Nazi agents. Young Einstein's passion for British physics, epitomized by Newton, had sparked his scientific development around 1900. British astronomers had confirmed his general theory of relativity, making him internationally famous in 1919. Welcomed by the British people, who helped him campaign against Nazi anti-Semitism, he even intended to become a British citizen. So why did Einstein then leave Britain, never to return to Europe?
Subject Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 -- Homes and haunts -- Great Britain.
Physicists -- Biography.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. (OCoLC)fst00032023
Homes. (OCoLC)fst01353235
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780300234763 (hardcover)
0300234767 (hardcover)
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