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A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date May 1, 1999
Pages 459
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780684853703
ISBN-10 0684853701
Dimensions 1 by 6.75 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $17.99
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Relates how mathematical genius John Forbes Nash, jr., suffered a breakdown at age thirty-one and was diagnosed with schizophrenia, but experienced a remission of his illness thirty years later (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this powerful and dramatic biography Sylvia Nasar vividly re-creates the life of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with a Nobel Prize. "A Beautiful Mind" traces the meteoric rise of John Forbes Nash, Jr., a prodigy and legend by the age of thirty, who dazzled the mathematical world by solving a series of deep problems deemed "impossible" by other mathematicians. But at the height of his fame, Nash suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown and began a harrowing descent into insanity, resigning his post at MIT, slipping into a series of bizarre delusions, and eventually becoming a dreamy, ghostlike figure at Princeton, scrawling numerological messages on blackboards. He was all but forgotten by the outside world -- until, remarkably, he emerged from his madness to win world acclaim. A feat of biographical writing, "A Beautiful Mind" is also a fascinating look at the extraordinary and fragile nature of genius.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780684819068
 
from Simon & Schuster (June 1, 1998); titled "A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994"
9780684819068 | details & prices | 459 pages | 6.75 × 10.00 × 1.75 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Relates how mathematical genius John Forbes Nash, jr.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780684853703 Book cover for 9780743226370
 
Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (December 4, 2001); titled "A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994"
9780743226370 | details & prices | 619 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $7.99
About: In a masterful blend of biography and science writing, Nasar traces John Forbes Nash, Jr.
Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (December 4, 2001); titled "A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994"
9780743226370 | details & prices | 619 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $7.99
About: In a masterful blend of biography and science writing, Nasar traces John Forbes Nash, Jr.
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from Simon & Schuster (May 1, 1999); titled "A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994"
9780684853703 | details & prices | 459 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $17.99
About: Relates how mathematical genius John Forbes Nash, jr.

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