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The Essential John Nash
Harold W. Kuhn (Editor)
0691095272
March 2002
Hardcover
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Chris Giles, Financial Times
[This book] explains [Nash's] work and reprints his most famous papers. It is just as amazing as his personal story.

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Chris Giles Financial Times : [This book] explains [Nash's] work and reprints his most famous papers. It is just as amazing as his personal story.
Ariel Rubinstein The Times Higher Education Supplement : One of the most beautifully designed economics books I have ever seen and at a low price.

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A Beautiful Mind
Sylvia Nasar
0684853701
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Stories of famously eccentric Princetonians abound--such as that of chemist Hubert Alyea, the model for The Absent-Minded Professor, or Ralph Nader, said to have had his own key to the library as an undergraduate. Or the "Phantom of Fine Hall," a figure many students had seen shuffling around the corridors of the math and physics building wearing purple sneakers and writing numerology treatises on the blackboards. The Phantom was John Nash, one of the most brilliant mathematicians of his generation, who had spiraled into schizophrenia in the 1950s. His most important work had been in game theory, which by the 1980s was underpinning a large part of economics. When the Nobel Prize committee began debating a prize for game theory, Nash's name inevitably came up--only to be dismissed, since the prize clearly...


A Beautiful Mind
Sylvia Nasar
1402894937

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A Beautiful Mind
Sylvia Nasar
0743224574
December 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Stories of famously eccentric Princetonians abound--such as that of chemist Hubert Alyea, the model for The Absent-Minded Professor, or Ralph Nader, said to have had his own key to the library as an undergraduate. Or the "Phantom of Fine Hall," a figure many students had seen shuffling around the corridors of the math and physics building wearing purple sneakers and writing numerology treatises on the blackboards. The Phantom was John Nash, one of the most brilliant mathematicians of his generation, who had spiraled into schizophrenia in the 1950s. His most important work had been in game theory, which by the 1980s was underpinning a large part of economics. When the Nobel Prize committee began debating a prize for game theory, Nash's name inevitably came up--only to be dismissed, since the prize clearly...


A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash
Sylvia Nasar
0743509897
December 2001
Compact Disc
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Book Review
Stories of famously eccentric Princetonians abound--such as that of chemist Hubert Alyea, the model for The Absent-Minded Professor, or Ralph Nader, said to have had his own key to the library as an undergraduate. Or the "Phantom of Fine Hall," a figure many students had seen shuffling around the corridors of the math and physics building wearing purple sneakers and writing numerology treatises on the blackboards. The Phantom was John Nash, one of the most brilliant mathematicians of his generation, who had spiraled into schizophrenia in the 1950s. His most important work had been in game theory, which by the 1980s was underpinning a large part of economics. When the Nobel Prize committee began debating a prize for game theory, Nash's name inevitably came up--only to be dismissed, since the prize clearly...


John Nash: The Delighted Eye
Allen Freer
0859679586
November 1993
Hardcover
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John Nash: The Delighted Eye
Allen Freer
1859280005
September 1993
Paperback
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Authentically Black: Essays for the Black Silent Majority
John McWhorter
1592400469
January 2004
Paperback
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From Booklist
McWhorter, a linguistics professor, ventures again into his sideline as a black public intellectual as he did in his earlier work, Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America (2000), this time examining the direction--or misdirection--of black leadership in America. His working assumption is that black leaders--wedded to the political left, the Democratic Party, and affirmative action--are out of step with the times. He argues that the civil rights era is dead, and appropriately so. The new battleground against racism requires individual rather than collective action. McWhorter criticizes the icons and issues of black leadership from Randall Robinson on reparations, to Jesse Jackson's shakedown of lucrative deals for his friends, to Al Sharpton for perpetuating notions of victimhood. McWhorter's criticism of...


A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics, 1994
Sylvia Nasar
0786117443
April 2000
Audio
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Book Review
Stories of famously eccentric Princetonians abound--such as that of chemist Hubert Alyea, the model for The Absent-Minded Professor, or Ralph Nader, said to have had his own key to the library as an undergraduate. Or the "Phantom of Fine Hall," a figure many students had seen shuffling around the corridors of the math and physics building wearing purple sneakers and writing numerology treatises on the blackboards. The Phantom was John Nash, one of the most brilliant mathematicians of his generation, who had spiraled into schizophrenia in the 1950s. His most important work had been in game theory, which by the 1980s was underpinning a large part of economics. When the Nobel Prize committee began debating a prize for game theory, Nash's name inevitably came up--only to be dismissed, since the prize clearly...


A Beautiful Mind
Sylvia Nasar
1402856792

Paperback
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