The History of Chess in Fifty Moves

The History of Chess in Fifty Moves

Bill Price Hardcover, 224 pages; 2015
#UK7432 $29.95 Members' Price: $25.46

Strikingly illustrated with 150 full-color images, The History of Chess in Fifty Moves offers an edifying exploration of the game's 1,500-year cultural history. Organized into fifty chapters (dubbed "moves"), this lovely hardcover explores the origins of chess in early India, its westward migration to North Africa and Spain via Islamic expansion, its role as a diplomatic tool in the hands of Benjamin Franklin, the popularity of correspondence chess in the nineteenth century, the celebrity of prodigies like Bobby Fischer, and more. As informative as it is enjoyable - players will find diagrams of some of the game's most famous moves scattered throughout - this captivating book is a must-read for avid players. (MW)

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