Harvey Simon is the author of The Madman Theory, an alternate history novel set during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The novel’s publication coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Missile Crisis, when the world stood at the brink of nuclear war.
In The Madman Theory, John Kennedy loses the ’60 election to Vice President Richard Nixon. Two years later the Soviets are caught building a secret nuclear missile base in Cuba and President Nixon must decide how to respond.
As the confrontation between the US and its nuclear foe spirals out of control, Pat Nixon struggles to reconcile her strong sense of a wife’s proper role with her marriage to a man who has thrust her into a public life she despises and the two confront their longstanding grievances.
Harvey is a freelance writer and editor living in Washington, DC. His articles have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and elsewhere. He is a former Harvard University public policy researcher and writer.
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My op-ed, Kim Jong-un and The Madman Theory of Diplomacy, is the lead piece on the History News Service. http://t.co/nsEiaa8J4e
Listening to Wisconson NPR this a.m. you might've heard me discussing The Madman Theory. Listen at http://t.co/s464ZeY8 #cubanmissilecrisis
New York Journal of Books has published a review of my novel, The Madman Theory. #cubanmissilecrisis http://t.co/HJov25RM
The Madman Theory, an alternate history novel of the Cuban Missile Crisis, is now available for the Kindle and the Nook. #cubanmissilecrisis
From my website
As North Korea's Kim Jong-un escalated his stand off with the U.S. and S. Korea, I kept thinking of how the madman theory has deep roots in the Korean peninsula. After all, that's where Nixon got the idea -- when he visited Korea as vice president on a mission for Eisenhower.…
If you were in Wisconsin this morning and listening to NPR, you might have heard me talking about my novel, The Madman Theory, with Greg Berg, host of WGTD's Morning Show. Didn't catch it? No problem. Follow this link to listen online. Berg calls the book "a novel of great…
Books & Books, in Coral Gables, Florida, has invited Harvey to a reading for his new novel, The Madman Theory, on October 4, 2012. A Florida friend calls Books & Books "a truly amazing bookstore." If you're in the area, please stop by. Or, if you have family or friends…