A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994

Book - 1998
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The true story of John Nash, the math genius who was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness; through the selflessness of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community he emerged after decades of ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize.
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, c1998
ISBN: 9780743224574
0743224574
9780684819068
0684819066
9780684853703
0684853701
Characteristics: 459 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Beautiful mind

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susan_findlay
Jun 06, 2017

Well written and certainly thorough. John Nash lived an interesting life, but he doesn't come across as a particularly likable person (or one to whom it is particularly easy to relate).

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ambergrey100
Jan 20, 2013

A beautiful mind and a beautiful biography. They don't come better than this. A great read.

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ReidCooper
Sep 19, 2012

The movie's fine as a dramatization (although not great as an adaptation, and often more fiction than fact), but the book is much better. The real story would be hard to film properly, since the drama is as much one of ideas as of people.

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Cabby
Dec 05, 2007

Finalist 1999 Pulitzer prize.

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