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read John Von Neumann The Scientific Genius Who Pioneered the Modern Computer Game Theory Nuclear Deterrence and Much More John Von Neumann The Scientific Genius Who Pioneered the Modern Computer Game Theory Nuclear Deterrence and Much More characters ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Norman Macrae ô 9 review John von Neumann was a Jewish refugee from Hungary considered a “genius” like fellow Hungarians Leo Szilard Eugene Wigner and Edward Teller who played key roles developing the A bomb at Los Alamos during World War II As a mathematician at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study where Einstein was also a professor von Neumann was a leader in the development of early computers Later he developed the new field of game theory in economics and became a top nuclear arms policy adviser to the Truman and Eisenhower administrations “I always thought von Neumann’s brain indicated that he belonged to a new species an evolution beyond man Macrae shows us in a lively way how this brain was nurtured and then left its great imprint on the world” Hans A Bethe Cornell University “The book makes for utterly captivating reading Von Neumann was of course one of this century’s geniuses and it is surprising that we have had to wait so long for a fully fleshed and sympathetic biography of the man It’s no small task to render a genius like von Neumann in ordinary language yet Macrae manages the trick providing than a glimpse of what von Neuman. John von Neumann was one of the preeminent scientists and thinkers of the second uarter of the twentieth century This is nearly the only full length biography of him it doesn t uite do him justice but it s the best availableThe book s style is breezy and digressive the author intrudes regularly The book was started by another author and then finished by Macrae it leans heavily on secondary sources like Richard Rhodes Ulam s memoir etc However the family did cooperate in the project and checked over the manuscript The author is not a mathematician or scientist and repeatedly confesses to being overwhelmed by the technical detailsThe big thing I learned from this book is that von Neumann was not so much a math genius as a genius simply He had no particular gift of physical intuition or geometric imagination He did math by formal manipulation which he could do in his head very well He spoke seven languages he was able to easily memorize anything he chose to he was a wonderfully clear writer his perceptions of world events were much accurate than most of the people around him As Macrae points out his reputation as being a right wing maniac is undeserved Johnny preferred Truman to Dewey and was considerably to the left of E O Lawrence Part of what is striking about him is that the big accomplishments of his career computing game theory and so forth aren t mathematically deep They are major intellectual syntheses but the complexity and insight isn t deep mathematically Partly his skill was to wander into a new field and very rapidly apply the math he already knew For example he introduced the use of octal to transcribe computer numbers this is a clever use of mathematics but not deepThere s a stereotype of the scientist who can t talk to people Johnny famously could talk to anybody and liked playing with children Teller once commented that he wondered if Johnny related to his fellow scientists in the same way he did with children He got along well with all his colleagues and had essentially no serious conflicts with anybody He was a savvy bureaucratic maneuverer who played off the Army and Navy to maximize his independence when working on the IAS computer Be Good Be Real Be Crazy played key roles developing the A bomb at Los Alamos during World War II As a mathematician at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study where Einstein was also a The Wood for the Trees professor von Neumann was a leader in the development of early computers Later he developed the new field of game theory in economics and became a top nuclear arms Noé policy adviser to the Truman and Eisenhower administrations “I always thought von Neumann’s brain indicated that he belonged to a new species an evolution beyond man Macrae shows us in a lively way how this brain was nurtured and then left its great imprint on the world” Hans A Bethe Cornell University “The book makes for utterly captivating reading Von Neumann was of course one of this century’s geniuses and it is surprising that we have had to wait so long for a fully fleshed and sympathetic biography of the man It’s no small task to render a genius like von Neumann in ordinary language yet Macrae manages the trick Two of a Kind providing than a glimpse of what von Neuman. 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read John Von Neumann The Scientific Genius Who Pioneered the Modern Computer Game Theory Nuclear Deterrence and Much More John Von Neumann The Scientific Genius Who Pioneered the Modern Computer Game Theory Nuclear Deterrence and Much More characters ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Norman Macrae ô 9 review N accomplished intellectually without expecting the reader to have a PhD in mathematics Beyond that he captures von Neumann’s ualities of temperament mind and personality including his effortless wit and humor And Macrae frames and accounts for von Neumann’s politics in ways that even critics of them among whom I include myself will find provocative and illuminating” Daniel J Kevles California Institute of Technology “The first full scale biography of this polymath who was born Jewish in Hungary in 1903 and died Roman Catholic in the United States at the age of 53 And Mr Macrae has some great stories to tell Mr Macrae’s biography has rescued a lot of good science gossip from probable extinction and has introduced many of us to the life story of a man we ought to know better” Ed Regis The New York Times “A nice and fascinating picture of a genius who was active in so many domains” Zentralblatt MATH “Biographer Macrae takes a ‘viewspaperman’ approach which stresses the context and personalities associated with von Neumann’s remarkable life rather than attempting to give a detailed scholarly analysis of von Neumann. Interesting biography of a genius but an irritating author who keeps intruding for self congratulating comments because his political ideas coincide of those of Neumann

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EBOOK or KINDLE (John Von Neumann The Scientific Genius Who Pioneered the Modern Computer Game Theory Nuclear Deterrence and Much More) ´ Norman Macrae Norman Macrae ô 9 review read John Von Neumann The Scientific Genius Who Pioneered the Modern Computer Game Theory Nuclear Deterrence and Much More John von Neumann is a subject deserving a great biography one of the most important minds of the 20th century This isn't that biography sadlyNorman Macrae was a well respected economist and editor at the Economist in London and should have been in the position to write something excellent Instead this reads like a phone it in work of lazy sch

EBOOK or KINDLE (John Von Neumann The Scientific Genius Who Pioneered the Modern Computer Game Theory Nuclear Deterrence and Much More) ´ Norman Macrae Norman Macrae ô 9 review John von Neumann was one of the preeminent scientists and thinkers of the second uarter of the twentieth century This is nearly the only full length biography of him; it doesn't uite do him justice but it's the best availableThe book's style is breezy and digressive; the author intrudes regularly The book was started by another author and then finished by Macrae; it leans heavily on secondary sources like Richard Rhodes Ulam's

EBOOK or KINDLE (John Von Neumann The Scientific Genius Who Pioneered the Modern Computer Game Theory Nuclear Deterrence and Much More) ´ Norman Macrae Interesting biography of a genius but an irritating author who keeps intruding for self congratulating comments because his political ideas coincide of those of Neumann

free read º E-book, or Kindle E-pub ô Norman Macrae EBOOK or KINDLE (John Von Neumann The Scientific Genius Who Pioneered the Modern Computer Game Theory Nuclear Deterrence and Much More) ´ Norman Macrae An interesting portrait of one of the geniuses of the 20th century important contributor to Allied success in WWII and to the emerging computer age The author portrays Von Neumann's whirlwind of brilliance affecting all with whom he came int

EBOOK or KINDLE (John Von Neumann The Scientific Genius Who Pioneered the Modern Computer Game Theory Nuclear Deterrence and Much More) ´ Norman Macrae Not a bad biography Certainly not rife with technical detail about Von Neumann's work but then it isn't meant to beI do think that the writer excited to have similar political views to those of a true genius gets a little too excited about defending Von Neumann from detractors – most of which are strawmen anyway

EBOOK or KINDLE (John Von Neumann The Scientific Genius Who Pioneered the Modern Computer Game Theory Nuclear Deterrence and Much More) ´ Norman Macrae This is an academic biography So the prose is a bit plodding and stiff; and the seuence of life events reads like a timeline rather than a life lived However the personality mind and accomplishments of JvN are so magnificent that the pages keep turning Until a few years ago thee was no really good biography of Enrico Fermi now there are two very good ones Took some 60 years to consider Fermi properly It may take another

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EBOOK or KINDLE (John Von Neumann The Scientific Genius Who Pioneered the Modern Computer Game Theory Nuclear Deterrence and Much More) ´ Norman Macrae One of the worst biographies I have ever read; the Author's presence feels too big sidelining the main character of the story it's a b