While the world hailed Einstein's genius, his private life was collapsing around him. His marriage to the beautiful, tormented Mileva had failed and he had launched into affairs with a string of comely young women. But at its height, Einstein's and Mileva's marriage had been an extraordinary one - a colleague and often fierce adversary, Mileva had been brilliantly matched with the scientific genius, pillow talking relativity and quantum mysticism with him. In "Einstein in Love", Dennis Overbye presents this greatest of scientific romances in a vivid new light, telling the private story of a young man - a sly firebrand who left personal and professional chaos in his wake - who changed the way we view reality. Separating the man from the myth, this revelatory biography restores humanity, individuality and nuance to the most iconic figure in the scientific pantheon.
Dennis Overbye is Deputy Science Editor of the NEW YORK TIMES and a critically acclaimed science writer who has contributed to TIME magazine, the NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, and many other publications. His first book LONELY HEARTS OF THE COSMOS was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award for Non Fiction and a LOS ANGELES TIMES Book Award in Science. He lives in New York City.