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User Review  - krazy4katz - LibraryThing

Sylvia Nasar's biography of John Nash tells the story of this mathematical genius with precision, excellent scholarship and attention to background details that puts the motivations and actions of ... Read full review

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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  - jimocracy - LibraryThing

This book went into far more detail than the movie did. I liked the way the author uses John Nash as a stepping off point for other notable academics. As Nash comes in contact with historical figures ... Read full review

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User Review  - VincentDarlage - LibraryThing

Wonderfully read by Edward Herrmann, this biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994, was interesting and informative. I never saw the movie, but I am much more inclined to do so now. 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  - Rosenstern - LibraryThing

A well written biography about an arrogant mathematician who did genius level work early in his career but succumbed to schizophrenia in his thirties. A good book to read for those interested in ... Read full review

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User Review  - ScribbleKey - LibraryThing

Reality, as reflected in this book, and the story told on film were actually quite different. I think that the true stories from the book were far more interesting than those chosen to be shown on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Narshkite - LibraryThing

A fascinating look into the way mental illness affects everyone in shooting range and into the fine line between a beautiful mind which thinks in ways no one else can understand and a hideous mind that thinks in ways no one else can understand. Read full review

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User Review  - FKarr - LibraryThing

initially disappointing because of the lack of mathematical rigor and description; but very satisfying in its depiction of Nash's illness and its holistic view of his life Read full review

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User Review  - marshapetry - LibraryThing

overall good book - winds around a little too much sometimes and is a little hard to follow in parts but decent story. Read full review


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