Einstein: The Man and his Mind


This book is not yet published, but will be available from December 2022.

ISBN: 9788862087841 Category:


Albert Einstein is known by name and image throughout the world to people of all ages. He is probably the most well-known scientist of all time. Even though most people have only a vague idea of what he did, the attraction remains. The raison d’être for this book is to convey a sense of familiarity with Einstein as a real person and with the essence of his contributions. This is accomplished through annotated full-page photographs of Einstein that tell the story of his scientific life. The book is written for the general public. It may appeal to Einstein scholars as well.

This visual – and artistically beautiful – format differentiates Einstein: The Man And His Mind from all previous books about him. The images (mostly signed portrait photos) are supplemented by a selection of 53 rare letters, manuscripts, books, journals 51 original rare portraits 4 equations in Einstein’s handwriting provided by what is likely the largest private Einstein collection in existence. This project has the support of two private US foundations The Sterling Foundation and The Antonia & Vladimer Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund, Inc. All royalties will be donated to the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 25.4 x 33 cm
Publisher name Damiani Editore
Publication date 13 December 2022
Number of pages 210
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Gary Berger and Michael DiRuggiero, Foreword by Hanoch Gutfreund
Dimensions 25.4 x 33 cm
Weight 300 g


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Dr. Gary Berger has collected original publications, manuscripts, letters, and photographs of Albert Einstein for the past 3 decades. Dr. Berger is a retired reproductive surgeon who has published 170 medical articles and 12 books about reproductive medicine, including one book written for the general public.

Michael DiRuggiero owns The Manhattan Rare Book Company. He specializes in the history of science with an emphasis on original material relating to Albert Einstein. DiRuggiero was instrumental in the development of Dr. Berger's collection and created einstein.manhattanrarebooks.com that describes the items in the collection.

Hanoch Gutfreund is the academic director of the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where is also professor emeritus of theoretical physics and past President. He is one of the world's foremost Einstein authorities and has written several books about Albert Einstein and General relativity.