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The unexpected Einstein
The book starts off with Einstein's childhood and his family life. We see that he was a bright child, not particularly a late developer as some have speculated. In married life he wasn't the dedicated husband and father some would hope, and neither was he the scientist only interested in his work - he was married twice and had several affairs. I found these early chapters the most interesting - the later ones were more concerned with his position as a celebrity scientist and not so specific, although there is the amusing story of how the FBI created a long and mostly fictitious dossier on his activities, but missed his affair with a Soviet spy.