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By Abraham Pais

ISBN-10: 0198505434

ISBN-13: 9780198505433

The writer of a hugely acclaimed biorgaphy of Einstein, sophisticated is the Lord, Pais writes engagingly for a normal viewers. He movingly descibes his interval of hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland (he ended the warfare in a Gestapo criminal) prior to taking inventory of his lifestyles in the United States, really within the newly equipped Institute for complicated examine in Princeton, then directed by means of the bright and arguable physicist Robert Oppenheimer. Pais new and labored with a number of the greats of twentieth-century physics, and he relates many desirable tales approximately Oppenheimer, Einstein, Bohr, Sakharov, Dirac, Heisenberg, and von Neumann, in addition to approximately non-scientists like Chaim Weizmann, George Kennan, Erwin Panofsky, and Pablo Casals. His enthusiasm approximately technology and lifestyles as a rule pervades a publication that's either a memoir and a background of technological know-how.

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Dig out any one that pleases you. " Ann set Ignatz down. " Denham asked. "I think so," Ann said, trying to hide her nervousness. " When she had gone Driscoll turned to his employer with a little frown. " "I - I wonder if she really ought to be going, Mr. " Denham gazed at his mate for a moment in a mixture of puzzled and impatient affection. "Come along," he said at length. " They got at this while the crew went about stowing the freight which Driscoll's blow on Ann's face had interrupted. Both pieces of work were finished as Ann came back.

His companion was just such a well tailored, well groomed man of thirty-five as you might run into at any stock broker's desk; although there you would rarely encounter such an air of solid power, of indomitable will. Bright brown eyes, shining with an unquenchable zest for the adventure of living, flashed toward Weston as he entered, and an impatient voice said without preliminary: "Weston! " "If I'd known that I'd have waited," Weston answered, eyeing his wet shoes. "Shake hands with the Skipper, Captain Englehorn," Denham pushed on.

Hey! " The girl cried and pulled weakly away. "Please let me go. I didn't take anything. " "Every hour somebody steal. Me! I've had enough. Hey! " Denham ordered. "The girl's telling the truth. She'd got her hand off your rotten apple before ever you started out. " "I wasn't. " The dollar completely reversed the swarthy proprietor's point of view. He seized it, dropped the girl's wrist and trotted back into his booth streaming thanks behind him. So unexpectedly freed, the girl would have collapsed had not Denham flung an arm about her shoulders.

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