A Beautiful Mind John Nash
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER @ TRADE; Reprint. edition (2001)
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A Beautiful Mind: The Life Of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash is a biographical account of the life of John Nash, a genius mathematician rescued from extreme adversity by selfless, enduring love. Summary Of The Book This book, an unauthorized biography, presents the story of John Nash, a brilliant, troubled mathematician, who overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles and went on to win the Nobel Prize. It begins by tracing Nash's childhood, his subsequent ascent to the top as a genius mathematician, and his time at the Princeton University and MIT. It also covers his family life and his association with the RAND Corporation. The author goes on to explore the near-total disintegration of Nash's life and career under the onslaught of a schizophrenic collapse. She discusses how his prolonged mental illness drew him away from his beloved world of mathematics into a punishing world of darkness, destruction, and loss. In an inexplicable turn of events, the healing, nurturing love of woman brought Nash back from the abyss of madness. With the unwavering support of his selfless companion and the entire mathematics community, Nash returned to a life and career in academia and even went on to win the Nobel Prize for Economics. The book highlights themes like Nash's pioneering contribution to game theory, the intriguing mysteries of the human mind, the fine line between genius and insanity, and the healing power of love. A Beautiful Mind: The Life Of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash was first published in 1998 by Simon & Schuster. It has received much critical acclaim. It won the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography (1998), a Pulitzer Prize nomination, and a Rhône-Poulenc Prize nomination. This particular edition of the book is a 2001 reprint.