A Beautiful Mind (Paperback)
Simon & Schuster, 9781451628425, 464pp.
Publication Date: July 12, 2011
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (11/30/2001)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (12/1/2009)
Compact Disc (8/1/2012)
Compact Disc (4/1/2000)
MP3 CD (4/1/2000)
Audio Cassette (6/1/2002)
Audio Cassette (4/1/2000)
“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 I took them seriously.”
Thus begins the true story of John Nash, the mathematical genius who was a legend by age 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 ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize for triggering the game theory revolution. The inspiration for an Academy Award–winning movie, Sylvia Nasar’s now-classic biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over adversity, and the healing power of love.