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The Other Einstein

The Other Einstein 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

  • Title: The Other Einstein
  • Author: Marie Benedict
  • ISBN: 9781492637257
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 Mari , was than the devoted mother of their three children she was also a brilliant physicist in her own right, and her contributions to tA 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 Mari , was 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 than a century.In 1896, the extraordinarily gifted Mileva is the only woman studying physics at an elite school in Z rich 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 Poe, The Other Einstein reveals a complicated partnership that is as fascinating as it is troubling.

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    About "Marie Benedict"

    1. Marie Benedict

      Marie Benedict is a lawyer with than ten years experience as a litigator at two of the country s premier law firms She is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College with a focus in History and Art History, and a cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law While practicing as a lawyer, Marie dreamed of a fantastical job unearthing the hidden historical stories of women and finally found it when she tried her hand at writing She embarked on a new, narratively connected series of historical novels with THE OTHER EINSTEIN, which tells the tale of Albert Einstein s first wife, a physicist herself, and the role she might have played in his theories Writing as Heather Terrell, Marie also published the historical novels The Chrysalis, The Map Thief, and Brigid of Kildare.

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    1. It s always a dilemma for me to rate books about the woman behind the famous man and I usually wonder just how much influence they have and this was no exception Even though this a fictionalized account, I have have questions about how much is real, how much is imagined so than in other novels of this kind What I know about Einstein can be summed up easily He was a brilliant scientist, famous for E mcsquared equation , the theory of relativity and by all pictures I ve seen, he had unruly hair I [...]


    2. I really wanted to like this book.Perhaps it is just me, but I think I hold writers of historical fiction to a different standard than other fiction writers If a historical fiction writer is creating a story about real people as opposed to creating fictionalized characters set during a specific era or historic event , then I expect that the big details about that real person s life will be correct Otherwise, readers can come away with a view of history that is entirely incorrect This is one of t [...]


    3. Mitza Maric has dreams of being than a wife, a brilliant physics student she plans to pursue a degree in 1896 and is the only female in her classes Mitza is also disabled and has never expected any man to ever be interested in her and want to marry her When she meets Albert Einstein though things begin to change and she rethinks the life she has pictured for herself, ending up caught between her ambition and love The book was well written and I did like Mitza, and I know we ve all had the repre [...]


    4. Mileva Maric was the only female student studying physics at a prestigious university in Zurich in 1896 It is here that she met a young student in her class named Albert Einstein Albert takes an interest in her, and a romantic relationship evolves between them This book details how their relationship changes over timeWritten in the voice of Mileva, this historical novel is about the difficulties she encountered while married to Einstein What starts as a young exciting relationship turns into an [...]


    5. I can t get through it I m bored Also, I find it strange when a first person narration gets all flowery in descriptions because I find it hard to believe that people talk that way in their heads When I am thinking about the weather outside, I never have thoughts like, It was dark and stormy with broody clouds and a malevolent fog I m likely to think, F ing weather You suck Okay, so I admit I m not the most quixotic of thinkers Word of the day challenge check I would have hanged myself if I cont [...]


    6. I received this in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley Thank you to the author, Marie Benedict, and the publishers, Sourcebooks Landmark, for this opportunity.This is the fictional account of the life of an actual historical figure Mileva Mitza Mari , in 1896, was the only female studying physics at Z rich university and one of the first females to study science at university level in all of Europe She left home for liberal Switzerland to achieve said studies and became a scientific ge [...]


    7. This review can also be found at theslattern 2017 02 17 the What did Watson and Crick discover Rosalind Franklin s notes HAR HAR While that might not be 100% true, the history of science is littered with brilliant women whose pioneering contributions wereignored, diminished orplagiarised due to sexism So this fictionalised biography of Mileva Maric, the physicist wife of Albert Einstein who has been rumoured to have contributed towards his theories on relativity, is timely Unfortunately, this bo [...]


    8. I didn t like this book at all I hate books that have potentially interesting stories to tell and then just wreck them It could have been quite edifying as Mileva Maric was Albert Einstein s first wife and a noted scientist in her own right She was the only female student at an elite university in Zurich in 1896 She lives in a pension with other bright female students It must have been exciting to be on your own for the first time and discovering there are other people like yourself who like to [...]


    9. Find this and other reviews at flashlightcommentary.I feel like the only reader who wasn t wholly enthralled by Marie Benedict s The Other Einstein, but if I m entirely honest, the novel didn t draw in me as I d hoped I give Benedict a lot of credit for highlighting a lesser known individual, but the mechanics of the novel weren t fully developed and the actual conflict came so late in the narrative that I d all but given up hope of its delivery.The relationship between Albert and Mileva takes c [...]


    10. This was an engaging story about Mileva Mitza Mari , Albert Einstein s first wife Going into this, I knew nothing about Ms Mari and very little about Mr Einstein s personal life It seems as though some of Albert Einstein s work is surrounded in controversy There is speculation that his first wife helped with his research, however the question is how much help was she Some say she was simply supportive, others say she partnered with him or worked out the math for him, yet others propose that some [...]


    11. 3.5 Stars.Even before her marriage to Einstein, Mileva Maric was an interesting woman For a woman in 1896 to attend a polytechnic institute was an anomaly Benedict does a great job of setting time and place of making you understand the prejudice However, this quickly falls into a romance novel Way too much about Mr Einstein and her feelings about him It is interesting to watch as her friends drift away despite their pledge The first part of the book also is very dry Despite all the talk of love [...]


    12. On the surface, a very interesting fictionalized account of the role Albert Einstein s first wife, Mileva Mari , played in his life and scientific discoveries Written as a first person narrative, this is really Mileva s story though Since I wasn t familiar with some of the historical facts presented in the book, I appreciated that Marie Benedict added a concluding author s note, which helped to explain which aspects were rooted in fact and which were fictionalized While the first half of the boo [...]


    13. A very engaging story about Albert Einstein s very smart and much dismissed wife and partner, Mileva Maric I never heard of her and reading this story brought her to life My ideas of Albert Einstein have changed as well It s a read that had me looking on wiki internet for info and images I love when a book causes me to do that.Thanks to the publisher and netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


    14. 3.5 stars for this one I enjoyed this book because i learned about an aspect of Albert Eninstein life that it is almost never portrayed Up to this point i had read that Einstein was married at one point but never stopped to think about who he was married to during that time It was also nice to see the story through the eyes of a woman written by a woman i mistrust books that are told in a woman s point of view written by men or the other way around as well Nevertheless i felt that the author all [...]


    15. In The Other Einstein, Marie Benedict says she aims to tell the story of a brilliant woman whose light has been lost in Albert s enormous shadow Mileva Maric Serbian, 1875 1948 is an extraordinarily talented female student studying physics at Zurich Polytechnic where she meets young Einstein in class He charms her, promising a bohemian life of shared scientific investigation which eventually wins her over, but an unexpected pregnancy is not in his plans In this fictionalized account, Mileva goes [...]


    16. I seem to be on a run for disappointing reads right now This book was offered as an Overdrive special read and I signed up thinking it must be quite good to make the cut I m afraid I over estimated the criteria for selection.This book seemed to have great wasted potential to me I knew nothing of the first Mrs Einstein, and having read this book I dare say I know nothing of her now I got no sense that this novel was based on any known fact, and I do dislike books that purport to recount history w [...]


    17. I enjoyed reading THE OTHER EINSTEIN and agree with some of the quotes on the front and back covers of this book A compelling tale of a brilliant, unorthodox young woman s ambitions and challenges that has the reader rooting for our heroine from the very first pages Kathleen Tessaro, best selling author of Elegance and The Perfume Collector Phenomenal and heartbreaking Erika Robuck, national bestselling author of Hemingway s Girl Could the theory of relativity actually have been conceived by the [...]


    18. Mileva Maric, an intelligent classmate of Albert Einstein when they were both physics students at Zurich Polytechnic, was the first Mrs Einstein It was very unusual for women to be educated at a university at that time, especially in the male dominated field of physics, but her father recognized her special talents The book covers the years from their meeting in 1896 until their divorce in 1914 Albert Einstein is portrayed as an unfaithful husband who was insensitive to Mileva s emotional needs [...]


    19. I have been reading various discussions about this book, The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict For some reason, there seems to be a number of people who are confused about the very nature of this book so I thought I should begin by pointing out the obvious The Other Einstein is a novel, a work of historical fiction From everything I observed when looking at the book, neither the author nor the publisher claim it is a work of non fiction or a biography Note This novel is centered around several hi [...]


    20. For me, this was an easy read The main character, Mitza Maric was very relatable and the story was engaging Mitza was a physic student at the same university and in the same program and classes as Albert Einstein She started out as friends with Einstein but it gradually turned into Unfortunately, Einstein who at the beginning of their relationship treated her as an equal in mind and spirit and wanted a bohemian lifestyle together where they worked on the big physics theories of the times change [...]


    21. This is a thoughtfully written book about the woman behind the man, Mileva Einstein, Albert Einstein s first wife I ve read other such books such as Zelda and the Paris Wife, accomplished wives that get lost in their husbands shadows, a typical sign of their sexist times and I was hoping this one would be just as captivating It certainly was for me I had never given thought to Einstein s wife s existence so want to thank Marie Benedict for telling Mileva s fascinating story, even if she does spe [...]


    22. For the original review, please follow marelithalkink First of all, a big thank you to Netgalley, Sourcebooks Landmark and the author, Marie Benedict for presenting me with an early copy of this marvelous novel Quite similar to Marie Benedict, I started this novel with even less than commonplace understanding of Albert Einstein Of course I know what he looked like and he is very famous for something called E MC2 Never really bothered to read up on his personal life I knew he was married and some [...]


    23. I began with warm anticipation this novel loosely based on what little is known about Einstein s first wife, Mileva Einstein, and her relationship with one of the greatest scientists in history There are a number of novels published in this popular genre about the woman behind the famous man, some very good Marie Benedict s take on the Einstein story began with promise as the two students, Albert and Mileva, began their friendship, their sharing of a passion for science and mathematics Mileva s [...]


    24. angelerin 2016 09Thank you to NetGalley for providing a free ebook copy of The Other Einstein By Marie Benedict in exchange for an honest review Short Review Summary I wanted to know about Mileva and her love of science Before I heard of The Other Einstein, I had no idea who Mileva was I didn t even know that Albert Einstein had a wife So when I read the summary for this book I was really ecstatic to learn about Mileva I wanted to know who she was as a person and what her contributions if any [...]


    25. I received my copy of The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict from Net Galley So now I m wading into the really interesting controversy surrounding Einstein s first wife with this honest review.Historical fiction deals with what isn t part of the historical record How did Einstein treat his wife when they weren t in public Did Mileva contribute to Einstein s scientific work These are questions that are open to speculation No one can really claim to know the truth about them Marie Benedict has as mu [...]


    26. Rating 3.5 of fiveMy review is live now WomensHistoryMonth is the time to remember a deliberately forgotten woman s role in physics Mileva Einstein s role in the four papers published in the Miracle Year of 1905 can t be know for certain, no one still alive was in any of those rooms where husband and wife spoke, but letters discovered in the 1980s strongly suggest she was a key player in the thinking Einstein did.Sourcebooks and Marie Benedict get loud kudos for shining light on her stage.


    27. This book was troubling When I grew up, Albert Einstein was a name I heard a lot My father and his friends held the man and his work in high esteem So I approached this book with some reluctance The author does not present a flattering picture of the man, while showing us a portrait of his first wife, Mileva Maric Mitza , physicist and mathematician The book is actually about her, and was created to bring a forgotten intellect to light I am all for shining a light on forgotten women in history, [...]


    28. When Mileva Mitza Maric enrolls in mathematics and physics courses at the prestigious Polytechnic University in Zurich, she is one of six students but the only woman The seat next to hers is occupied by Albert Einstein With time, Mileva and Albert establish a rapport and their shared love of science eventually leads to romance Though taken in by Albert, Mileva must reconcile her sentimental life with that of her professional ambitions As their relationship develops so does her struggles.Unless y [...]


    29. Definitely one of the best books I ve read this year This book tells the story of Albert Einstein s first wife, Mileva Maric, a most remarkable woman If you are looking for a book full of scientific theories, this book is not for you This story is about the real and flawed people behind the famous theories Since science and math are not my areas of expertise, I appreciated the fact that this book was not bogged down with too much science, but about the people themselves.I wish to thank Netgall [...]


    30. 4.5 stars In The Other Einstein, we meet Mileva Maric, a gifted young woman who moves to Zurich where she knows no one from her native Serbia Isolated at home because her main interests include physics, something that many thought was not something women should be involved with at the time, she is looking forward to finding common ground with some of her classmates at the university in Zurich The year is 1896 and few women went to university and she is the very first woman to enter the program a [...]


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