A Beautiful Mind

The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash
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Author(s): Sylvia Nasar
Original Publish Date: Jul 12, 2011
Product Number: EB00574926
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781439126493
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Description

In this powerful and dramatic biography Sylvia Nasar vividly recreates the life of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with a Nobel Prize. "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 for triggering the game theory revolution. The inspiration for an Academy Award–winning movie, Sylvia Nasar's now-classic biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over adversity, and the healing power of love.

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CD
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Author(s): Sylvia Nasar
Narrator(s): Anna Fields
Product Number DD22667
Released: Apr 01, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470847814
eAudio
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Author(s): Sylvia Nasar
Narrator(s): Anna Fields
Product Number Z100097695
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483069579

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