Albert Einstein was named ‘Person of the Century’ and remains one of the most famous scientists in world history. But what was he really like, as a person? This fresh biography of Albert Einstein gives students and general readers a concise, accessible introduction to the life and science of this revolutionary man. Underneath his genius, he was an ordinary person, with human frailties and weaknesses, but also with charm, modesty, a wry sense of humor and idiosyncrasies. Albert Einstein: A Biography lucidly captures this brilliant physicist’s life and career, including: — His early education and his struggle to find an academic position, including working as a clerk at the Swiss patent office at the time that he was formulating his revolutionary theories — His rise to international fame, and his use of that fame to fight for world peace — His major contributions to physics, explained in a simple manner Also included are a bibliography of secondary works for further reading and a timeline of important dates in the life of Einstein.