Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Foreword

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pp. ix-xiii

When chided for agreeing to make his first trip to the United States as part of a Zionist delegation, rather than as a representative of German science, Einstein replied to his colleague Fritz Haber, the Nobel Prize winner in chemistry: ...

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Preface

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pp. xv-xvii

When Einstein joined Chaim Weizmann’s tour of the United States in 1921 to gain support among American Jewry for the Zionist cause, his role was to raise funds for the establishment of Hebrew University. Although news coverage of the trip frequently focused on Weizmann’s fierce disputes with the leaders of American Zionism, ...

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1 Antecedents

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p. 1

The first official step taken by the World Zionist Organization to request Einstein’s help in fostering the cause of Hebrew University in Jerusalem was a letter written by Hugo Bergmann on October 22, 1919. Bergmann asked Einstein to join a fundraising mission to the United States for the Palestine Foundation Fund (Keren Hayesod).1 ...

2 To Visit America (February 21–April 1)

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pp. 2-12

3 Prof. Einstein Here (New York, April 2–3)

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pp. 13-43

4 City’s Welcome (April 5)

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pp. 44-49

5 Freedom of City Is Refused (April 5)

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pp. 50-56

6 Freedom of the City Is Given (April 8)

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pp. 57-72

7 Fervid Reception (April 10–12)

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pp. 73-91

8 Demonstrates with Chalk (April 15–18)

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pp. 92-102

9 Defines the Speed of Light (April 18–23)

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pp. 103-131

10 Puzzles Harding (Washington, April 25–26)

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pp. 132-139

11 Speaks for Proposed Zionist University (New York, April 27–May 1)

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pp. 140-145

12 Baffled in Chicago (May 2–8)

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pp. 146-159

13 Princeton Hears Einstein Explain (May 9–14)

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pp. 160-208

14 Sees Boston (May 17–18)

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pp. 209-250

15 Push Hebrew Medical Work (New York, May 19–21)

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pp. 251-255

16 Coming to Hartford (May 22)

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pp. 256-280

17 Professor Einstein and the Hat (New York, May 23)

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pp. 281-283

18 To Be in Cleveland (May 25–26)

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pp. 284-305

19 To Greet Einstein (Philadelphia, May 29)

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pp. 306-308

20 Sails Today (New York, May 30)

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pp. 309-314

21 Aftermath (Berlin, June 27–August 24)

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pp. 315-334

Notes

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pp. 335-338

Bibliography

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pp. 339-342

Index

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pp. 343-345