The Way I Remember It
Walter Rudin's memoirs should prove to be a delightful read specifically to mathematicians, but also to historians who are interested in learning abou his colourful history and ancestry. Characterized by his personal style of elegance, clarity, and brevity, Rudin presents in the first part of the book his early memories about his family history, his boyhood in Vienna throughout the 1920s and 1930s, and his experiences during World War II. Part II offers samples of his work, in which he relates where problems came from, what their solutions led to,and who else was involved. As those who are familiar with Rudin's writing will recognize, he brings to this book the same care, depth, and originality that is the hallmark of his work. Co-published with the London Mathematical Society.