A Beautiful Mind: A Biography Of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner Of The Nobel Prize In Economics, 1994

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ISBN : 0684853701

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In this powerful and dramatic biography Sylvia Nasar vividly re-creates 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. "A Beautiful Mind" traces the meteoric rise of John Forbes Nash, Jr., a prodigy and legend by the age of thirty, who dazzled the mathematical world by solving a series of deep problems deemed "impossible" by other mathematicians. But at the height of his fame, Nash suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown and began a harrowing descent into insanity, resigning his post at MIT, slipping into a series of bizarre delusions, and eventually becoming a dreamy, ghostlike figure at Princeton, scrawling numerological messages on blackboards. He was all but forgotten by the outside world -- until, remarkably, he emerged from his madness to win world acclaim. A feat of biographical writing, "A Beautiful Mind" is also a fascinating look at the extraordinary and fragile nature of genius.
Author : Sylvia Nasar
ISBN : 0684853701
Language : English
No of Pages : 464
Edition : 1
Publication Date : 5/5/1999
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 9.13x6.06x1.26
Book weight : 0.01

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