My Brief History (Hardback)
  • My Brief History (Hardback)
zoom

My Brief History (Hardback)

(author)
2 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£12.99
Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 12/09/2013
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Check availability At your local shop
Stephen Hawking dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. In My Brief History, the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turned his gaze inwards, looking - for the first and only time in print - at his own life and intellectual evolution. My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking's improbable journey, from his post-war London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. Lavishly illustrated with rarely seen photographs, this concise, witty and candid account introduces readers to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him `Einstein'; the jokester who once placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of academia. Writing with characteristic humility and humour, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of motor neurone disease aged twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onwards through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpiece A Brief History of Time - one of the iconic books of the twentieth century. Clear-eyed, intimate and wise, My Brief History opens a window for the rest of us into Hawking's personal cosmos.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780593072523
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 359 g
Dimensions: 208 x 157 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Stephen Hawking [has] a brain of enviable vastness, seeing and understanding things that lie way beyond most of us... His modesty is engaging" * Daily Mail *
"Hawking writes movingly... we hear his voice radiating directly from the black hole of his motor neuron disease, without the amplification and elaboration supplied by the co-authors with whom he wrote his last few books" * Financial Times *
"A concise, gleaming portrait" * Nature *
"Powerful... [his] brevity makes for a bold picture" * Guardian *
"Read it for the personal nuggets... But above all, it's worth reading for its message of hope" * Mail on Sunday *

You may also be interested in...

How to Be a Footballer
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
The Choice
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.49
Paperback
First Man In
Added to basket
£20.00   £13.99
Hardback
Becoming
Added to basket
£25.00   £12.50
Hardback
This is Going to Hurt
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Billion Dollar Spy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Adventures of a Young Naturalist
Added to basket
My Thoughts Exactly
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.00
Hardback
Must I Repeat Myself...?
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback
The Diary of a Bookseller
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Quest for Queen Mary
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death
Added to basket
Queen Victoria
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
How Not To Be a Boy
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Step By Step
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Notes on a Nervous Planet
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback

Reviews

View all

“Mind bending!”

Does just as the title implies, this short biography offers a simple yet honest journey through the life of one of the world's greatest minds.

This is a piece of writing that explores his academic life more so... More

Hardback edition
5th November 2013
Helpful? Upvote 20
Emma Prince at Southampton West Quay

“Mind bending!”

Does just as the title implies, this short biography offers a simple yet honest journey through the life of one of the world's greatest minds.
This is a piece of writing that explores his academic life more so... More

Hardback edition
30th April 2014
Helpful? Upvote 16

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.