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A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
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really liked it

I loved the movie so much I was a bit tentative to read the book(in case the story was idealized and distorted exceedingly). However, the book was far more indepth, interesting, and potent that I could have imagined. The story was much more real, wrought with tragedy, beauty, and poignancy. I think if the movie would have adhered more to the truth it would have been far more interesting but it was still well done. Not only did the book provide indepth information in the personal life and accomplishments of Nash, but it also branched into the history of mathematics(related to Nash), Princeton, the Cold War mathematicians, sanitariums and pyschiatric methods during the time, and the nomination and debate related to Nobel prize nominees. At times however I found the mathematical information a bit confusing but I'm only in 11th grade so my incomprehension can not be completely blamed on the book itself. All together it was a fascinating, detailed work.
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