January 05, 2017

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict #BookReview

 
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.




Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years' experience as a litigator at two of the country's premier law firms and for Fortune 500 companies.


The concept of this book sounded so interesting! I was so excited to find out more about Albert Einstein's first wife, Mileva Marić, and what, if any, contributions she had to the scientific community. But this book focused more on the relationship between Albert and Mileva and Albert Einstein himself. I think that if this book would have focused more on Mileva herself it would have been a great story! 
Book in a Pinch
Mileva is the the only woman in her physics class at an elite Zurich University where she meets a man, Albert Einstein. 
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This book has a lot of german vocabulary and was more about the relationship between Mileva and Albert. 










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