Eloquent look at an impudent genius

EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE. By Walter Isaacson, Simon & Schuster, €22.20.

4th August, 2007

EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE. By Walter Isaacson, Simon & Schuster, €22.20.

Albert Einstein was what you might politely call a late developer. As a child in Germany he didn’t learn to talk until after his second birthday and was dubbed ‘‘the dopey one’’ by the family maid.

In school he found it hard to express himself and was rejected by the army as a poor physical specimen. After...

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