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(Passionate Minds.pdf) It was when the poet and philosopher Voltaire met Emilie du Ch telet a beguiling and married aristocrat who would one day popularize Newton s arcane ideas and pave the way for Einstein s theories In an era when women were rarely permitted any serious schooling this twenty seven year old s nimble conversation and unusual brilliance led Voltaire then in his late thirties to wonder Why did you only reach me so late They fell immediately and passionately in love br br Through the prism of their tumultuous fifteen year relationship we see the crumbling of an ancient social order and the birth of the Enlightenment Together the two lovers rebuilt a dilapidated and isolated rural chateau at Cirey where they conducted scientific experiments entertained many of the leading thinkers of the burgeoning scientific revolution and developed radical ideas about the monarchy the nature of free will the subordination of women and the separation of church and state br br But their time together was filled with far more than reading and intellectual conversation There were frantic gallopings across France sword fights in front of besieged German fortresses and a deadly burning of Voltaire s books by the public executioner at the base of the grand stairwell of the Palais de Justice in Paris The pair survived court intrigues at Versailles narrow escapes from agents of the king a covert mission to the idyllic lakeside retreat of Frederick the Great of Prussia forays to the royal gambling tables where Emilie put her mathematical acumen to lucrative use and intense affairs that bent but did not break their bond br br Along with its riveting portrait of Voltaire as a vulnerable romantic Passionate Minds at last does justice to the supremely unconventional life and remarkable achievements of Emilie du Ch telet including her work on the science of fire and the nature of light Long overlooked her story tells us much about women s lives at the time of the Enlightenment Equally important it demonstrates how this graceful quick witted and attractive woman worked out the concepts that would lead directly to the squared part of Einstein s revolutionary equation E mc br br Based on a rich array of personal letters as well as writings from houseguests neighbors scientists and even police reports b Passionate Minds b is both panoramic and intimate in feeling It is an unforgettable love story and a vivid rendering of the birth of modern ideasDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Passionate Minds books for multiple devices.