Why is this book so good? Its first phrase is:"We sketch in this book the story of a profoundly simple man." This could be done only by friends.  Banesh Hoffman, a collaborator of Einstein's, happens to be a great writer, possibly the best as books for the layman are concerned. Helen Dukas, the other author, was Einstein's secretary for many years. The book is very beautifully produced, full of nice photographs. Relativity is really explained. A labor of love.

This is the hardcover stated NAL First Edition from 1986.  Both the gilt-embossed leather(?) cover and the book are in positively excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc. and the pages and binding are tight.  This wonderful, impossible-to-find item is available for purchase now!

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