New From JHU Press
In Albert's Shadow: The Life and Letters of Mileva
Maric, Einstein's First Wife
Edited by Milan
One of the first women to study physics at a European
university, Serbian-born Mileva Maric met and fell in love
with a young physicist whose revolutionary theories would
shortly transform our understanding of the universe. After
the couple divorced in 1916, Albert Einstein went on to
international fame while Mileva would spend the rest of her
life wrestling with depression and raising two sons.
The subject of much speculation on the part of
Einstein biographers, Mileva Einstein's life has remained
largely a mystery. Now, a collection of 70 letters written
by Mileva to her best friend, Helene Savic, and published
for the first time by Helene's grandson, Milan Popovic, in
the new book In Albert's Shadow, brings Mileva and
Albert's marriage into focus more sharply than ever before.
Spanning four decades, these letters offer a less than
flattering view of Albert Einstein's private life; provide
a compelling portrait of a supportive and brilliant woman
whose husband betrayed her deep affections; and depict the
circle of family, colleagues and friends within which
Albert flourished and Mileva foundered.
(October, 200 pages, $24.95 hardcover)
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