PBS put together a fantastic documentary on Albert Einstein that explores his life from many angles. Einstein was notorious for his personal quirks: socks were unnecessary, leather jackets didn't need replacing, and eggs can be boiled in soup water to save time and energy. He was a scientist who believed in god.
Einstein questioned our basic fundamental notions and gave the world a revolutionary new way of understanding time and space.
You can watch the remaining five parts here: 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
The best biography on Einstein that I've read is Einstein: His Life and Universe by Isaacson.
Source: Einstein: How I see the World @ PBS
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