A Beautiful Mind Author:Sylvia Nasar This is from the back of the box: — "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... more » I took them seriously."
Thus begins the true story of John Nash, the mathematicial genius who was a legend by the age of 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 ghost-like existence to win a Nobel Prize and world acclaim. The inspiration for a majoy motion picture, Sylvia Nasar's award-winning biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over incredible adversity, and the healing power of love.« less