The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein : The Far East, Palestine, and Spain, 1922 – 1923
by Albert Einstein , Ze’ev Rosenkranz
Editor: Princeton University Press
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Albert Einstein’s first publication of the Far East and Middle East travel journal In the autumn of 1922, Albert Einstein, together with his wife, Elsa Einstein, embarked on a five-and-a-half month journey to the Far East and Middle East, regions that the famous physicist had never visited beforeEinstein’s itinerary included stops in Hong Kong and Singapore, two brief stays in China, a six-week whirlwind lecture tour in Japan, a twelve-day visit to Palestine, and a three-week visit to SpainThis beautiful edition makes available, for the first time, the entire diary that Einstein has kept on this memorable journey.The journal-style telegraph-e-centric, concise, and sometimes irreverent-recording of Einstein’s reflections on science, philosophy, art and politics, as well as his impressions and broader reflections on events such as his inaugural lesson at the future site of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a garden party organized by the Japanese Empress, an audience with the King of Spain, and meetings with other prominent colleagues and statesmenEntries contain passages that reveal Einstein’s stereotypes against members of various nations and raise questions about his attitude about raceThis beautiful edition features a superb facsimile of the page journal, accompanied by an English translation, an extensive historical introduction, numerous illustrations and annotations.Additional material to include letters, postcards, speeches and articles, a travel map, chronology, bibliography and indexEinstein would keep a diary for successful all trips abroad, and this first volume of his travel diaries, offers an intimate first glimpse into a brilliant spirit of meeting the great, worldwide
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