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My Brief History (CD-Audio)
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My Brief History (CD-Audio)

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CD-Audio Published: 12/09/2013
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Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inwards for a revealing look 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. Read by Matthew Brenher, with chapters introduced by the author.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781846573873
Weight: 102 g
Dimensions: 125 x 142 x 11 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition


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 *

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