The Other Einstein
by Marie Benedict
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She lived in his shadow—but her own genius blazed
Albert Einstein's first wife, Mileva "Mitza" Mari, was more than the devoted mother of their three children—she was a brilliant physicist in her own right, and her contributions to the special theory of relativity have been hotly debated for more than a century.
In 1896, the extraordinarily gifted Mileva is the only woman studying physics at an elite school in Zürich, Switzerland. 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 does Mileva's worry that her light will be lost in her husband's shadow forever.
This literary historical novel reveals a complicated partnership as fascinating as it is troubling.
“Benedict makes a strong case that the brilliant woman behind [Einstein] was integral to his success, and creates a rich historical portrait in the process.”—Publishers Weekly
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|Release Date:||October 18, 2016|