The Man Who Loved Only Numbers

The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth


By Paul Hoffman

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Based on a National Magazine Award-winning article, this masterful biography of Hungarian-born Paul Erdos is both a vivid portrait of an eccentric genius and a layman’s guide to some of this century’s most startling mathematical discoveries.


On Sale
May 12, 1999
Page Count
352 pages
Hachette Books

Paul Hoffman

About the Author

Paul Hoffman was president of Encyclopedia Britannica and editor-in-chief of Discover. and is the author of The Man Who Loved Only Numbers and The Wings of Madness. He is the winner of the first National Magazine Award for Feature Writing, and his work has appeared in the New Yorker, Time, and Atlantic Monthly. He lives in Woodstock, NY.

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