A Beautiful Mind

By Sylvia Nasar

Synopsis:  “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.

Published: 1998 | ISBN-13: 978-1451628425

Author’s Homepage: http://www.sylvianasar.com
Book’s Homepage: http://www.sylvianasar.com/a-beautiful-mind/
Author’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/SylviaNasar

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[Image Credit: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/da/A_Beautiful_Mind_(book).JPG ]


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