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User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

Haven't seen the movie, and don't intend to. I'm not much of a movie fan. This is a comprehensive biography of John Nash that provides a glimpse into the worlds of academia, mental illness, and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - indygo88 - LibraryThing

While the subject matter was interesting & very different from what I typically read, as far as biographies go, I thought this one was just "okay". The details re: mathematics & game theory had my ... Read full review

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User Review  - csayban - LibraryThing

At first glance, a biography of a mathematician would seem to make for a read dryer than the Sahara. However, John Nash is no ordinary mathematician and Sylvia Nasar is no ordinary biographer. In her ... Read full review

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User Review  - joeteo1 - LibraryThing

An excellent biography about John Nash. This is the biography of the real John Nash who has very little resemblance to the one portrayed in the movie adaptation. Although I have to say that I enjoyed ... Read full review

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User Review  - thegeneral - LibraryThing

One of the best books I have ever read. A true warts and all portrayal of John Nash, showing both his greatness and his flaws. I'd highly recommend this to anyone studying or someone who has studied economics or who is engaged in research. Read full review

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User Review  - austroud - LibraryThing

John Forbes Nash, Jr. (1928- ) is a mathematician and economist known for both his schizophrenic personality and for winning the Nobel Prize for economics in 1994. This unauthorized biography based on ... Read full review

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User Review  - melydia - LibraryThing

This is another book I picked up because I liked the movie. I liked the book, too, but was a little disappointed to learn how little resemblance there is between the two. For example, neither Nash's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Angelic55blonde - LibraryThing

A great book about a great man who's life is tragic and beautiful all at the same time. I read the book after I saw the movie, and I was not disappointed. Of course I think the book is better than the movie but the movie is amazing as well. Read full review

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User Review  - urhockey22 - LibraryThing

A powerful story. Well-written and very detailed, it takes a balanced look Nash's life. By the end you want to meet the man and hear him describe his life in his own words. Read full review

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User Review  - nevusmom - LibraryThing

Fascinating and sad. Read full review


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