A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash (MP3 CD)

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By Sylvia Nasar, Anna Fields (Read by)
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John Forbes Nash, Jr., a prodigy and legend by the age of thirty, dazzled the mathematical world by solving a series of deep problems deemed "impossible" by other mathematicians. But at the height of his fame, Nash suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown and began a harrowing descent into insanity, resigning his post at MIT, slipping into a series of bizarre delusions, and eventually becoming a dreamy, ghostlike figure at Princeton, scrawling numerological messages on blackboards. He was all but forgotten by the outside world--until, remarkably, he emerged from his madness to win the Nobel Prize.

A Beautiful Mind is "a story about the mystery of the human mind, in three acts: genius, madness, reawakening." A true drama, it is also a fascinating glimpse into the fragility of genius.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780786193516
ISBN-10: 0786193514
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication Date: April 1st, 2000
Language: English