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Einstein on the Road



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Between 1922-33, Einstein kept travel diaries, in which he recorded his impressions of people and events, and his musings on everything from music and politics to quantum mechanics and psychoanalyst and they are the basis for this personal portrait.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Forewordp. xvii
Prefacep. xix
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
Introductionp. xxv
Timelinep. xxix
Setting the Stagep. 1
Background: Wilhelmine Berlin and the Rush to Warp. 2
Before Berlin (1879-1914)p. 4
In Berlin: War and Its Aftermath (1914-1922)p. 12
First Visit to America (1921)p. 15
A Dinner at the Einsteins'p. 17
Journey to the Far East (1922)p. 21
Getting Awayp. 21
Sea Voyage to the Eastp. 23
Colombo and Singaporep. 26
Hong Kong and Shanghaip. 31
Kobe, Kyoto, and Tokyop. 34
Sendai, Nikko, and Nagoyap. 41
Kyoto and Osakap. 43
Farewell to Japan: Miyajima, Fukuoka, and Mojip. 46
Homeward Bound: Palestine and Spain (1923)p. 51
Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Colombo, Revisitedp. 51
Palestinep. 8
On the Road Againp. 66
Spainp. 67
South America (1925)p. 73
Back at Homep. 73
At Sea Againp. 74
Argentinap. 78
Uruguayp. 84
Brazilp. 87
Back in Berlinp. 91
Dinner with Count Kesslerp. 93
New York and Pasadena (1930-1931)p. 95
Berlin 1925-1930p. 95
Voyage to Americap. 99
Four Days in New Yorkp. 102
At Sea Again: Havana and Panamap. 106
Pasadenap. 109
Berlin and Oxford (1931)p. 117
At Home in Berlinp. 117
Oxford: College Lifep. 123
Musical Oxfordp. 126
Back to Realityp. 131
Return to Pasadena (1931-1932)p. 133
Across the Atlanticp. 133
Panama and Hondurasp. 137
Pasadena Encorep. 140
Oxford, Pasadena, and Last Days in Europe (1932-1933)p. 149
Second Sojourn in Oxfordp. 150
At Sea Againp. 153
Pasadena Once Morep. 156
Back to Europep. 160
Last Days in Europep. 162
Epilogue (1933-1955)p. 167
Settled in Princetonp. 167
Physics, the Bomb, and Politicsp. 169
Endgamep. 172
Notesp. 175
Select Bibliographyp. 211
Indexp. 213
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