Monday, November 21, 2016

The Other Einstein Special Pricing THIS WEEK ONLY

A vivid and mesmerizing novel about the extraordinary woman who married and worked with one of the greatest scientists in history.

What secrets may have lurked in the shadows of Albert Einstein’s fame? His first wife, Mileva “Mitza” Marić, was more than the devoted mother of their three children—she was also a brilliant physicist in her own right, and her contributions to the special theory of relativity have been hotly debated for more than a century.

In 1896, the extraordinarily gifted Mileva is the only woman studying physics at an elite school in Zürich. There, she falls for charismatic fellow student Albert Einstein, who promises to treat her as an equal in both love and science. But as Albert’s fame grows, so too does Mileva’s worry that her light will be lost in her husband’s shadow forever.

A literary historical in the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. PoeThe Other Einstein reveals a complicated partnership that is as fascinating as it is troubling

While there is a dark edge to this book, it gives an honest representation of the times. 
Women were seen as "less than" and "inferior." Something as minor as a physical limp or speech impediment could rob one of opportunities. However, although it was not common for females to obtain an education, there were also some enlightened parents who encouraged their children (daughters) to reach for more. In many ways, this book reflects situations that are still present in our societies today.

Mileva, who would become the wife of reknowned and self important, Albert Einstein, was both one of a few, with similar traits to Madame Marie Curie, and one of a kind. She loved her children fiercely and would give her life for them, in many ways did, but she also gave into the forces opposing her and bent to the will of Albert Einstein. 
How much does it take before a woman, a person, says ENOUGH! 
Was she really the genius behind the man? Close friends admitted they recognized her work in papers attributed to her husband. 

I recommend this book to those who enjoy memoirs and historical novels, to those who read celebrity gossip, and to those who value strong women.

I did accept a copy of this book from the publisher and netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review

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