Prisoner's Dilemma (Google eBook)
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"The real originality of PRISONER'S DILEMMA lies in its colorful synthesis of logical material and historical and biographical narration [which] takes us in parallel lines through cold war history, strategic games of the nuclear age and the life of von Neumann . . . Lively, open and multifaceted."
—New York Times Book Review
"Poundstone deftly intertwines the development of game theory with the biography of its founder, who was considered by many the most intelligent person alive. Poundstone does a superb job of relating the insights of game theory to real-world conflicts."
"An absolute, mind-blowing page turner . . . Poundstone writes with real verve and he takes very technical concepts and makes them perfectly clear and insightful. PRISONER'S DILEMMA is the latest title from one of the best sciece/contemporary thought writers we have in the English language."
—The Coast Book Review
"Explains game theory lucidly, reveals some hair-raising post-war governmental skullduggery, and brings to life one of history's foremost mathematicians."
—Los Angeles Times
"Very readable . . . Fascinating, thought-provoking, and easily accessible to the layperson."
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Review: Prisoner's DilemmaUser Review - Andrew - Goodreads
Good bio of Johnny von Neumann. Ground Zero of nuclear war, computer science, and game theory - so, a great read for someone like me, who saw WarGames four times in the summer of 1983. Read full review
Review: Prisoner's DilemmaUser Review - Maygoon - Goodreads
This was a surprisingly enjoyable book. Thanks to a clever blend of biography, cold-war history, and math theory, this book could definitely appeal to far more people than the title itself alludes. If ... Read full review
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