History of Mental Health in the U.S.

A Beautiful Mind (1998)

A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994 (1998) is an unauthorized biography of Nobel Prize-winning economist and mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr. Published in 1998, it was written by Sylvia Nasar, who is a professor of journalism at Columbia University. It inspired the 2001 film by the same name.

This source is actually one of the first ones I managed to come across related to John Nash, however I had a little trouble finding a copy of it. I had to hunt down a copy since it is actually the best source available on John Nash’s life. Sylvia Nasar has written multiple works on John Nash, however this is the results of extensive reviews she conducted with Nash, his wife, and other who knew him. I am mainly interested in it to learn more about Nash’s experiences with schizophrenia and plan to use it as a starting point when learning about Nash.

This is an image of the cover of Nasar’s book from Wikipedia. I obtained a version of the book through interlibrary loan. Though it does not contain the book cover, it is an original version.

Nasar, Sylvia. A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994. New York, N.Y.: Simon & Schuster, 1998.

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