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Beautiful Mind
Beautiful Mind
Author: Sylvia Nasar
At the age of 21, a brilliant and highly eccentric graduate student made a major contribution to game theory: John Nash had discovered an influential theory of rational human behaviour. But ten years later, at the peak of a dazzling mathematical career and soon after his marriage to a physicist, Nash suffered a breakdown. Diagnosed a schizophren...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780606242424
ISBN-10: 0606242422
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Publisher: Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
Book Type: Turtleback
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Helpful Score: 5
Outstanding book! A little slow starting because of the background detail Nasar includes, but worth the perseverance. An incredible story about Nobel prize-winner John Nash and his struggle and eventual victory over the incurable disease of schizophrenia.
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Helpful Score: 5
It was a difficult read for me and I never made it through to the end. I know it was made into a movie and that might be a better choice for me.
It was too detailed in a way that was technical. I thought it would be more story-like but it was more textbook-like.
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Helpful Score: 4
Dense, rich biography of a fascinating person. Reveals much more than the great movie did.
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Helpful Score: 3
Engrossing, tragic and ultimately uplifiting -- particularly for one who parented a child that shares much with subject John Nash. The movie does not touch the depth of his story. This is a compelling book.
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Helpful Score: 3
A good book.Good character developement. Gets tedious towards the end.
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