The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

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I am glad that this Summer I was introduced to an awesome novel, The Other Einstein. The book is the fictional portrayal of Mileva Maric, the wife of my favorite scientist Albert Einstein, and her struggles to balance life and work. The author has done a good job in researching the life of Mileva through available artifacts. This book captivated me as I was able to completely relate to Mileva.

As I myself has taken the path of mathematics and physics, now an associate professor of physics, as one whose husband has taken a similar path as mine but reached greater heights in his professional life, as a mother who strive to balance life and work, and as one who almost gave up her professional life to take care of family with a lengthy ten-year break, I was able to relate to Mileva Maric almost minute-to-minute! I highly recommend this book to all Einstein admirers as it gives a peak into the human side of this legend!
 

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The book is the fictional portrayal of Mileva Maric, the wife of my favorite scientist Albert Einstein, and her struggles to balance life and work.

But if it is a "fictional portrayal", to what extent can you believe what has been written? A fiction can turn a sinner into a saint, and a saint into a sinner. One might as well be enamored by Eva Peron simply based on the stage musical or the movie.

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One might as well be enamored by Eva Peron simply based on the stage musical or the movie

Springtime for Hitler, anyone?
 
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Absolutely. This is a fictional work although the author has done extensive research on the characters for this book. If nothing else, I have renewed interest in looking into further about the life of this couple. To know that extraordinary people like Einstein have the same challenges and uphill battles similar to mine is a great source of encouragement!
 

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