0743224574
A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash - Sylvia Nasar
Simon & Schuster (2001)
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(2002)
Biography, History, Non-Fiction

How could you, a mathematician, believe that extraterrestrials were sending you messages?" the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner.

"Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical ideas did," came the answer. "So I took them seriously."

Thus begins the true story of John Nash, the mathematical genius who was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness, and who -- thanks to the selflessness of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community -- emerged after decades of ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize and world acclaim. The inspiration for a major motion picture, Sylvia Nasar's award-winning biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over incredible adversity, and the healing power of love.

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Format Paperback
Cover Price $16.00
Pgs 464
Height x Width 236 x 156 mm
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