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The Making of the Atomic Bomb - Chapter 7 "Exodus" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 "Exodus" Summary

Albert Einstein is in Berlin in 1919, when he becomes an international celebrity. At age forty-three, he is in the first rank of theoretical physicists and has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in all but two years since 1910. He is still young, with a massive, heavily muscled body, dark mustache, and thick black hair beginning to gray. His loud laugh is thought rude by his enemies. In the past year, he suffered through a stomach ulcer, jaundice, and a divorce, lost and gained 56 pounds, and watched his mother die of cancer. His dark brown eyes provide comfort and honesty for his visitors. In 1919, his theory of relativity is proven through studies during an eclipse of the sun. German physicists are upset that a Jewish physicist should receive such attention and plan to boycott Einstein's lectures at Berlin University. He speaks anyway...

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