Bobby Fischer Goes To War: How The Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of all Time

Bobby Fischer Goes To War: How The Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of all Time

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Paperback, Ecco, 2005, ISBN# 0060510250
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An account of the 1972 chess match between Soviet chess champion Boris Spassky and American challenger Bobby Fischer offers insight into the personalities of the contenders and draws on previously unpublished records to identify the roles of Henry Kissinger, the KGB, and other forces in the match. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

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An account of the 1972 chess match between Soviet chess champion Boris Spassky and American challenger Bobby Fischer offers insight into the personalities of the contenders and draws on previously unpublished records to identify the roles of Henry Kissinger, the KGB, and other forces in the match. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

In the summer of 1972, with a presidential crisis stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, the Soviet world chess champion, Boris Spassky, and his American challenger, Bobby Fischer, met in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the most notorious chess match of all time. Their showdown, played against the backdrop of superpower politics, held the world spellbound for two months with reports of psychological warfare, ultimatums, political intrigue, cliffhangers, and farce to rival a Marx Brothers film. Thirty years later, David Edmonds and John Eidinow have set out to reexamine the story we recollect as the quintessential cold war clash between a lone American star and the Soviet chess machine. A mesmerizing narrative of brilliance and triumph, hubris and despair, Bobby Fischer Goes to War is a biting deconstruction of the Bobby Fischer myth, a nuanced study on the art of brinkmanship, and a revelatory cold war tragicomedy.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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Number of Pages: 342
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Eidinow, John ,  Edmonds, David
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN-13: 9780060510251
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0060510250
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