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Einstein on the run : how Britain saved the world's greatest scientist / Andrew Robinson.

By: Robinson, Andrew, 1957-.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2019Description: xvii, 351 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780300234763 : (hbk.) .Subject(s): Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 -- Biography | Cherwell, Frederick Alexander Lindemann, 1886-1957 Viscount | Born, Max, 1882-1970 | General relativity (Physics) -- History -- 20th century | Physics -- History. -- Great Britain | Great Britain -- Biography. -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 530.092
Contents:
Prologue: A wanderer on the face of the Earth -- 1. The happiest thought of my life -- 2. Hats off to the fellows! from a Swiss Jew -- 3. A stinking flower in a German buttonhole -- 4. God does not play dice with the universe -- 5. A barbarian among the holy brotherhood in tails -- 6. The reality of nature and the nature of reality -- 7. On the run -- 8. I vill a little t'ink -- Epilogue: An old gypsy in a quaint and ceremonious village
Summary: The first account of how Britain gave sanctuary to Einstein - initially by inspiring his teenage passion for physics, then by providing refuge from the Nazis.
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Includes bibliographic references and index.

Prologue: A wanderer on the face of the Earth -- 1. The happiest thought of my life -- 2. Hats off to the fellows! from a Swiss Jew -- 3. A stinking flower in a German buttonhole -- 4. God does not play dice with the universe -- 5. A barbarian among the holy brotherhood in tails -- 6. The reality of nature and the nature of reality -- 7. On the run -- 8. I vill a little t'ink -- Epilogue: An old gypsy in a quaint and ceremonious village

The first account of how Britain gave sanctuary to Einstein - initially by inspiring his teenage passion for physics, then by providing refuge from the Nazis.

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