An unauthorized biography of Nobel Prize-winning economist and mathematician John Forbes. 
 
Starting with his childhood, the book covers Nash's years at Princeton and MIT, his work for the RAND Corporation, his family and his struggle with schizophrenia. It ends with Nash being awarded the "Nobel Prize in Economics" in 1994. The book is a detailed description of many aspects of Nash's life, and a close examination of his personality and motivations, and gives an interesting perspective on the stresses placed on personal and professional relationships by severe mental illness.

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