## The Way I Remember it (Google eBook)Walter Rudin's memoirs should prove to be a delightful read specifically to mathematicians, but also to historians who are interested in learning about his colorful history and ancestry. Characterized by his personal style of elegance, clarity, and brevity, Rudin presents in the first part of the book his early memories about his family history, his boyhood in Vienna throughout the 1920s and 1930s, and his experiences during World War II. Part II offers samples of his work, in which he relates where problems came from, what their solutions led to, and who else was involved. |

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User Review - jcopenha - LibraryThingA very easy read. Like most people that grew up in Europe during WWII he has an interesting account of his time during the war. His essays at the end were completely beyond me and just make we want to go back to studying mathematics. Read full review

### Contents

Duke University | 101 |

MIT | 109 |

Rochester | 113 |

Epilogue | 121 |

Map and Photographs | 125 |

Part II | 137 |

Interchanging Limit Processes | 139 |

Function Algebras | 143 |

Outlaws | 33 |

Switzerland | 39 |

Paris and Paramé | 43 |

Internments | 47 |

Escape | 55 |

Vichy France | 63 |

De Gaulles Army | 69 |

Pioneer Corps | 73 |

Navy | 79 |

Avignon | 87 |

Wars End | 95 |

Misteaks | 151 |

𝞫ℕ and CH and All That | 157 |

Idempotent Measures | 161 |

Riemann Sums | 167 |

Power Series with Gaps | 171 |

Trigonometric Series with Gaps | 175 |

Function Theory in Polydiscs | 179 |

Function Theory in Balls | 183 |

Holomorphic Maps from ℂⁿ to ℂⁿ | 189 |

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Page 4 - April 7, 1815. Proclamation of the Emperor of Austria. VIENNA, April 14. We, Francis the First, by the grace of God, Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, Bohemia, Lombardy, and Venice, Galicia and Lodomiria, &c. &c. Archduke of Austria. In consequence of the treaties concluded with the allied powers...