Prisoner's Dilemma: The Deadliest Game
Avignon Press (2013)
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Prisoner’s Dilemma: The Deadliest Game is a prototypical Cold-War novel with the ominous threat of nuclear war hovering in the background of every political machination. But this time, the prospect of war intrudes onto center stage as the reader discovers how close the United States came to launching a preemptive nuclear attack on Russia – all because of the brilliant mathematician, John von Neumann’s game theory exercise, the Prisoner’s Dilemma. Based upon extensive historical research, including recently declassified CIA and FBI documents, Prisoner’s Dilemma: The Deadliest Game, while fiction, focuses upon real events, real people and even real conversations as it skirts terrifyingly close to the truth. The settings for the drama range from the White House, to the Center for Advanced Studies at Princeton University, to the infamous “Installation,” in Russia where Andrei Sakharov developed the Soviet hydrogen bomb.