From reviews: "Extremely readable... rare testimony of a period of the history of 20th century mathematics. Includes very interesting recollections on the author's participation in the formation of the Bourbaki Group, tells of his meetings and conversations with leading mathematicians, reflects his views on mathematics. The book describes an extraordinary career of an exceptional man and mathematicians. Strongly recommended to specialists as well as to the general public." --EMS Newsletter (1992)
I Growing Up.- II At the Ecole Normale.- III First Journeys, First Writings.- IV India.- V Strasbourg and Bourbaki.- VI The War and I: A Comic Opera in Six Acts.- Prelude.- Finnish Fugue.- Arctic Intermezzo.- Under Lock and Key.- Serving the Colors.- A Farewell to Arms.- VII The Americas; Epilogue.- Index of Names.
Number Of Pages: 197
Published: 1st February 2002
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.47