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Download The Prodigy: A Biography of William James Sidis, America's Greatest Child Prodigy Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (43 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amy Wallace Narrator: Aze Fellner Publisher: Crossroad Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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William Sidis, 1897-1944, was the world's greatest child prodigy. His IQ was an estiamted 50 to 100 points higher than Einstein's, the highest ever recorded or estimated. His father, a pioneer in the field of abnormal psychology, believed that he and his wife could create a genius in the cradle. They hung alphabet blocks over the baby's crib-and within six months little Billy was speaking. At 18 months he was reading The New York Times; at three, Homer in the original Greek. At six he spoke at least seven languages.

Told with flair and insight ... this is his story.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by bbbbbbrr | 7/1/2013

    " Disliked: The biographers slightly irritating personality intrudes a little too much.. A passable treatment of an interesting subject (effects of an intrusive public on a child prodigy & co). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Avis Black | 6/10/2013

    " Sidis comes across as a sympathetic character out of step with his cultural times. Oddball tidbit: he was the cousin of Clifton Fadiman. A good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kiof | 6/2/2013

    " tells the story it promises to tell, so 5 stars. It's an unforgetable story, too. Get it in a double bundle pack with The Man Who Knew Infinity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ian | 7/31/2012

    " Biography of William James Sidis, brilliant child prodigy. Media darling til the press turned hostile and hounded him into obscurity. "

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