• The Prodigy

  • A Biography of William James Sidis, America's Greatest Child Prodigy
  • By: Amy Wallace
  • Narrated by: Aze Fellner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (71 ratings)

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The Prodigy

By: Amy Wallace
Narrated by: Aze Fellner
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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.

©1986, 2011 Amy Wallace (P)2011 David N. Wilson

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