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A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Novel Laureate John Nash

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**Also an Academy Award-winning film starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly--directed by Ron Howard** The powerful, dramatic biography of math genius John Nash, who overcame serious mental illness and schizophrenia to win the Nobel Prize."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.

Author: Sylvia Nasar
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: 07/12/2011
Pages: 464
Weight: 1.11lbs
Size: 9.18h x 6.20w x 1.17d
ISBN: 9781451628425

About the Author
Nasar, Sylvia: - Sylvia Nasar is the author of the bestselling A Beautiful Mind, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography. She is the John S. and James. L Knight Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.