A Short History of Chess (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Oct 10, 2012 - Games - 176 pages
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This compact story chronicles how chess diffused throughout the world, of when and why the changes in structure were made, and of what is known about its origins; and an account, of necessity largely guesswork, of how chess was born. The book also includes a polyglot—a lexicon of chess terms in the forty major languages of this one world. And for the skeptical reader or interested scholar, a working bibliography of English language references.
  

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Contents

PROGRAM NOTE
THE KALEIDOSCOPE OF CHESS HISTORY
THE KING NEVER DIES
THE STORY OF THE QUEEN
THE BISHOP WAS AN ELEPHANT
THE STORY OF THE ROOK
THE STORY OF THE KNIGHT
CHECKMATE AND STALEMATE
THE PREHISTORY OF CHESS
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Henry A. Davidson is also the author of Forensic Psychiatry, Handbook of Parliamentary Procedure, and The World of Doctor Whatsisname.

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