How did Einstein's mind work? What made him a genius? This fascinating biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality -- a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.
Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk -- who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate -- unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane.