William James Sidis (1898-1944) was born to a psychologist with some unorthodox ideas about child rearing, attended Harvard at an absurdly young age, only to fail to reach his potential. Wallace's book, the only biography of this most enigmatic of prodigi
The son of a brilliant Russian-immigrant psychologist associated with William James, Sidis (18981944) was reading the N.Y. Times at 18 months, typewriting at three and entered Harvard at age 11. His phenomenal memory, powers of concentration and reasoning, and breadth of interests astounded his school teachers. According to Wallace, coauthor of The Book of Lists (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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October 09, 2011
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