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A Beautiful Mind - Sylvia Nasar
A Beautiful Mind
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780571212927 (0571212921)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Pages no: 461
Edition language: English
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Peregrinations rated it
0.0 Sad story
As hard as Nasar tried, I still found the book depressing and Nash to be an unlikable person. (The movie did not do the book justice and in fact I would call it a fairytale based on the book). Nevertheless, the book is fascinating because of the people who surround Nash, personally and professionall...
travelin rated it
4.0 A Beautiful Mind
John Nash won his Nobel for economic models based on game theory. This was the popular attempt to reduce human enterprises to closed-world, zero-sum rational (logical?) models. Subsequent economists have won Nobels for saying that this is simply impossible.I'm not any sort of expert, but it's just p...
suzannewallberg rated it
4.0 A Beautiful Mind
I love to read biographies, they are interesting, give broader perspective and allow to learn more about people I'm interested in. this one is excellent. You read it not as a normal biography but a real-life fiction book.Although it's a biography ot is really fast-paced and I just couldn't put it do...
elisas8 rated it
2.0 A Beautiful Mind : A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr.
interesting. i wish some of the math stuff was explained. makes me want to see the movie again.
EricCWelch rated it
"'How could you,' Mackey asked, 'how could you, a mathematician, a man devoted to reason and logical proof. . . how could you believe that extra terrestrials are sending you messages? How could you believe that you are being recruited by aliens from outer space to save the world? How could you . . ....
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