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Murder, Mystery, Suspense,
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This review is from: Fermat's Last Theorem (Paperback)
This isn't a book about mathematics, it is a book about people, full of endeavour and failure, intrigue and murder, revolution and, ultimately success. It provides a history of mathematics and relates it to the times through which it was explored. It provides cameos of the important figures in this history, not just of their work.
Finally, it allows the reader to visualise, and almost to feel, the range of emotions that Wiles must have gone through.