As mentioned in other reviews, there are three separate stories - Cold War, von Neumann biography and game theory. I did not find them blending well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Martin P. Cohen
This was an fun, non-technical book to read. It was filled with anecdotes and provided context to the genesis of game theory. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J RYAN
A good read for the lover of von Neumann's work in his too-short life. I would've liked more detail into the nature of non-zero-sum games, but this more a biography than... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tristan - New York
Dear fellow readers.
I Iove this book it adds to my library on Johnny Von Neuman and those parts of the book covering The Prisoner' s Dilemma add to the rudimentary... Read more
I didn't enjoy this book nearly as much as I thought I would. It got rave reviews, perhaps that's the problem my expectations were to high but I didn't find it very interesting. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Fred Nietzsche
The book intertwines three totally different subjects and to a degree that works well.
The book's take on historic cold war events is superficial. Read more
This is a fascinating book, covering the life and works of John von Neumann, the Manhattan Project (though not in depth - while we do meet Oppenheimer and others, it is more on the... Read morePublished on March 15, 2013 by A. Berke