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"Hoffman's Erdos is number one", Nature, 17 June 1999, page 654.

This year's winner of the Rhone-Poulenc Prize for Science Books went to PaulHoffman's The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and theSearch for Mathematical Truth. Another book about a mathematician alsoappeared among the six finalists for the prestigious award: A BeautifulMind, by Sylvia Nasar, which is a biography of the mathematician John Nash,winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics.

--- Allyn Jackson