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Copenhagen (1998), a play by Michael Frayn, illustrates the moral issues faced by mathematicians and physicists during World War II. Hardy touches upon many similar subjects in his apology.

Mathematics for the Million, by Hardy's contemporary Lancelot Hogben, was originally published in 1937 and republished in 1967. It is an influential work in the field of mathematics and offers a sharp contrast to Hardy's view of applied mathematics as trivial.

Hardy's Ramanujan: Twelve Lectures on Subjects Suggested by His Life and Work (1940) is inspired by Hardy's working relationship with famed Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. This book is only for those wellversed in mathematics.

Harold Schonberg's Grandmasters of Chess (1973) provides brief biographical portraits of chess grandmasters as men of genius and artists, including Alexander Alekhine. These portraits contradict Hardy's assessment of chess and chess grandmasters as inartistic.

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