A Beautiful Mind By Sylvia Nasar
A Beautiful Mind is a biography of Nobel Prize-winning economist and mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr. by Sylvia Nasar, professor of journalism at Columbia University. An unauthorized work, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1998.
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.