The Immortal Game: A History of Chess
A fresh, engaging look at how 32 carved pieces on a board forever changed our understanding of war, art, science, and the human brain.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MartinBodek - LibraryThing
I read this book upon a friend's insistence, and was happy I did. The book details the history of chess quite finely, and does it through the lens of a much-heralded match in the game's storied past ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - markbstephenson - LibraryThing
Very enjoyable account of the history of Western chess, framed in a blow by blow account of a famous encounter between Adolph Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritsky in London (1861). Read full review
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The Immortal Game: Or How 32 Carved Pieces On a Board Illuminated Our ...
Limited preview - 2011
The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, Or How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board ...
No preview available - 2006