A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash

by Sylvia Nasar | Science |
ISBN: 0743224574 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmaryzeewing of Taneytown, Maryland USA on 12/29/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Friday, December 29, 2006
Picked this up at the Book Thing. I've been wanting to read this for a while. I enjoyed the movie.

From the cover -
"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 ghost-like existence to win a Nobel Prize and world acclaim. The inspiration for a major motion picture, Sylvia Nasar's award-winning biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over incredible adversity, and the healing power of love.

Journal Entry 2 by wing6of8wing at Westminster, Maryland USA on Monday, June 04, 2018
Sadly, MaryZee passed suddenly in September 2012. MaryZee's daughter is now ready to rehome her mom's books and I was willing to collect and redistribute them to keep her literary legacy alive.

Journal Entry 3 by wing6of8wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA on Saturday, June 16, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (6/17/2018 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA

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Journal Entry 4 by wingSpatialwing at Arlington, Virginia USA on Sunday, June 17, 2018
One of the books from maryzee's collection given to me by 6of8 to help distribute.

May reserve for a Science Bookbox.

Journal Entry 5 by wingSpatialwing at Science & Technology Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Friday, June 21, 2019

Released 5 mos ago (6/21/2019 UTC) at Science & Technology Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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One of the starting books for the Science & Technology Bookbox!

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Journal Entry 6 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, July 07, 2019
I'm claiming this from the Science and Technology bookbox, and am glad to have another of maryzee's books to pass along. I've seen the 2001 film, but hadn't read the book.

Later: The book covers the life and struggles of John Nash, along with his many contributions to several different fields, and includes a look at the social, academic, and political climate in which he did his work - and, eventually, struggled with his mental illness. The toll that took on his personal relationships was severe, but with treatment and with considerable support from his wife, he was able to resume his work and a well-earned happier stage in his life. (I was saddened at the news of the deaths of Nash and his wife in a car accident in 2015.)

[There's a TV Tropes page on the film.]

Journal Entry 7 by wingGoryDetailswing at Monument Square in Portland, Maine USA on Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Released 5 mos ago (7/9/2019 UTC) at Monument Square in Portland, Maine USA

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I plan to leave this book on a bench or window ledge at Monument Square this afternoon, while in the area for lunch at David's Restaurant; hope someone enjoys the book!

[See other recent releases in Maine here.]

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*** Released for the 2019 Movie release challenge. ***

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