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Economist and journalist Sylvia Nasar has written a biography of Nash that looks at all sides of his life. She gives an intelligent, understandable exposition of his mathematical ideas and a picture of schizophrenia that is evocative but decidedly unromantic. Her story of the machinations behind Nash's Nobel is fascinating and one of very few such accounts available in print (the CIA could learn a thing or two from the Nobel committees). This highly recommended book is indeed "a story about the mystery of the human mind, in three acts: genius, madness, reawakening." --Mary Ellen Curtin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Very well written. Very well researched book.
However, my sympathy for Nash is little, after reading this book. Read more
This may be helpful to those with someone with similar mental problems. Also helpful to family.Published 20 days ago by Paula
I had gained a lot of insights from Schizophrenia and Nash is one of the few to overcome it. My mother also managed to overcome it in her last 3 years of her life. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Anonymous
The font in this publication is very small, and gray, not black. I had to give the book away as with my 40+ eyes, I was using a magnifying glass, and it was just too cumbersome. Read morePublished 27 days ago by JDHamilton
This is a compelling story of a mathematical genius who overcame schizophrenia to become a Nobel Prize Winner for his gaming theories. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kate70
Much better and totally different than the movie. I've read a lot of books on game theory, this one reads like a novel.Published 1 month ago by Nathan Walker
Great reading and it should cast a clear light on his true mental problem: unresolved, hidden homosexualityPublished 4 months ago by Phreddy