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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 good book but very sad. Well worth the read. I was reading it a few months ago when he and his wife died in an auto accident which made it even more sad. Well written.Published 26 days ago by Deborah
I haven't finished this book yet. So far– though I find it interesting and I am curious about John Forbes Nash– I am a bit overwhelmed by all the names and terms which are... Read morePublished 2 months ago by jhylton
It is an admirable narration of how a man overcomes psychological disorders to come to the top of his professional life. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ashok
It was a good story; however, I think that the treatise on the internal workings of the Nobel Prize committee was not germane.to the Nash story.Published 2 months ago by Dennis C. Bauer