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Prisoner's Dilemma: John Von Neumann, Game Theory, and the Puzzle of the Bombby William Poundstone
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John von Neumann invented the digital computer, played a key role in the development of the atom bomb, constructed a branch of mathematics known as game theory, and became a defender of a movement to bomb the Russians before they could bomb us. Now comes a biography of this controversial genius and an exploration of his greatest idea--one that nearly triggered a nuclear war in 1950. Photographs.
Book News Annotation:
Reprint of the fine biography first published by Doubleday in 1992.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. -283) and index.
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