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John von Neumann was a great mathematician of the 20th century; he was, by all accounts, a genius; he contributed to pure mathematics and applied mathematics; he was as the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Terence Mills
This is an unusual and amazing book - perhaps the most interesting book I have read in a long time! After reading this book, I not only feel I know Johnny, but also the back... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Beach Books and Music
John Von Neumann probably made more contributions to science in the 20th century than any other person and Macrae's biography does do a good job of summarizing the essence of these... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Aran Joseph Canes
The personally relationship that the author, Norman MacRea, had with John Von Neumann enabled a quite thorough biography. Read morePublished 13 months ago by John P. Kyle
There is so much to learn about society from the perspective of one individual. I sought to discover how John Von Neumann was created by his environment, but I found the factors in... Read morePublished on June 18, 2014 by Daniel Pezzi
This is not something I usually do, but I feel the need to write a review despite not finishing the book. Read morePublished on October 11, 2013 by Herbert Powell
Fascinating book about a truely remarkable man who was ahead of his time and a genius amongst geniuses at a time when the names Einstein, Fermi, Teller and Oppenheimer were in the... Read morePublished on October 4, 2013 by Lawrence A. Shedwick Jr.
The author Norman Macrae, a long time editor of the Economist, is a brilliant writer.
John von Neumann was one of the few mathematicians with a huge impact in technology and... Read more
John von Neumann, or simply Johnny as he was known among his friends and colleagues, in one of the five Hungarian-born "martians" that emigrated to the States before the start of... Read morePublished on June 27, 2012 by Pichierri Fabio