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How to grow a genius: What books have read great people when they were not yet known

In the life of modern man has long included numerous gadgets and devices, and books are much more often read from electronic devices, rather than in the printed version. However, the book in any form is a constant fount of wisdom, and for someone and a real impetus for development. In our today’s review of the book, which made a lasting impression on the recognized geniuses and became the impetus for their first success in life.

Albert Einstein

The brilliant theoretical physicist was greatly influenced by the book of Aaron Bernstein, in which many popular science essays were collected. A collection of “Popular books on natural science” is so interested in the young genius that he then first began to think about the nature of things. Little albert was particularly interested in stories about light and its interaction with a variety of phenomena and objects.

Lev Landau

Soviet physicist and future winner of the Nobel prize in physics grew up quite a closed child. It is not surprising that he often preferred a pleasant pastime with a book to the society of peers. He enjoyed reading Russian classics, knew by heart almost all Lermontov, not only poems, but also prose.

Mark Zuckerberg

American programmer, thanks to which today millions of people communicate in the social network Facebook, in his school years read in Latin “Aeneid” Virgil. The history of the Trojan hero impressed the young genius in the part where Aeneas and his people set a goal to build a city after resettlement to Italy. It was the desire of the hero to build a completely unique city that taught Mark Zuckerberg the art of setting goals correctly. Since then, he dreamed of greatness and did not hide his ambitions, which helped him to achieve even those goals that the outside layman seemed just a fantasy.

Mikhail Bulgakov

The future writer was educated in the First Kiev gymnasium, where among the books recommended for reading by students was Peter Furman’s work “the Saardam Carpenter”. It was this book that remained one of the most beloved throughout the life of Mikhail Bulgakov. The story of young Peter I has always remained for Bulgakov a kind of symbol of children’s serenity and a reminder of his father’s house.

Alan Turing

The greatest impression on the English mathematician made the book “the Wonders of nature, which every child should know”, presented to the boy by someone from his parents ‘ friends. Simple children’s book was the impetus for the development of a scientific view of the world and the events taking place in it. The future genius of mathematics was able to learn knowledge about the nature of things and get the first skills of analysis and systematic view of the world. Unfortunately, Russian language book is not available until it is possible to meet only in English.

Elon Musk

The American inventor read the novel “Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy” by Douglas Adams in his school years. Fantastic adventures of friends who are looking for a planet, fascinated and impressed the young Elon Musk. Perhaps because of this affair he kept is childish admiration of the cosmos.

Lewis Carroll
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, future mathematician and writer, as a child enthusiastically read the works of Charles Dickens, while studying various theological works. However, he was not enough just to read and get acquainted with the work of others, so Lewis Carroll quite early began to compose small plays for home productions, and even engaged in the production of handwritten journals.

Salvador Dali

Friedrich Nietzsche’s book “Thus says Zarathustra” made such a great impression on Salvador Dali that he gave himself the word to surpass the German thinker and become a better philosopher in all spheres of his life. Young Dali himself came up with a motto for himself, which he tried to follow all his life. The artist has marked the difference between himself and the madman with a single fact: he, the artist, is not mad. However, many contemporaries of Salvador Dali were ready to argue with this statement, too extravagant were sometimes his antics.

Marina Tsvetaeva

Future poetess for life retained memories of the brightest book of his childhood. Tom was huge, blue-purple and with a gilded inscription “Collected works of AA Pushkin.” Of all the poems and fairy tales Marina Tsvetaeva especially loved the novel in verse “Eugene Onegin” and the poem “Gypsies”.

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