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Author: Theodore Preston Hill; American Mathematical Society,; Mathematical Association of America,
Publisher: [Providence, Rhode Island] : American Mathematical Society ; [Washington, D.C.] : Mathematical Association of America, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Challenges the myth that mathematicians lead dull and ascetic lives. From ultra-conservative West Point in the '60s to ultra-radical Berkeley in the '70s, and ultimately to genteel Georgia Tech in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Theodore Preston Hill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Preston Hill; American Mathematical Society,; Mathematical Association of America,
ISBN: 9781470435844 1470435845
OCLC Number: 962304244
Description: viii, 294 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Day of the handshakes --
The star years --
Out of the gates --
Preparing for war --
Vietnam --
Return to reason --
The fulbright interlude --
Berzerkeley --
The apprenticeship --
Eurekas --
The global math guild --
The math ohana --
The Penn State syndrome --
Permanent sabbatical --
Postscript.
Responsibility: Ted Hill.

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