This is my review of the book “The Day Without Yesterday by Stuart Clark”, which I read recently. This is the third book in his series of great historical astronomers, being mainly about the life and times of Albert Einstein and Georges Lemaitre. The second was “The Sensorium of God” and you can read my review of it here The first was The Skys Dark Labyrinth and you can read my review of that on here
Having read the previous two books and really enjoyed them, this is a book that I was looking forward to reading and it did not disappoint. Maybe because there is so much on the TV at the present about the first world war, but the fact that the book starts in Berlin Germany in 1914 made it all the more interesting.
Having studied Physics and Chemistry in the past and been taught various laws and theories attributed to these men, it made it all the more interesting to read and understand some of the history that went on in the process of coming up with their ground breaking discoveries.
Stuart manages to add the colour to a black and white image by filling in the emotions, and feelings of the characters in between the key historical dates, in a way that brings them to life just as if it was real. A fantastic achievement.
This is a really interesting and enjoyable book about two great men who provided us with our modern understanding of the cosmos. I know Stuart says in the notes that these three books have been a work in progress over the last decade, and it shows by the detail and quality of the stories presented. Not a series of boring facts but an engaging drama bringing these facts to live.
This was book 34 week 28 fiction 31 (audio book 8) non fiction 3.
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