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Bobby Fischer, Goes to War: How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of all Time - David Edmonds (1964- ) and John Eidnow
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Bobby Fischer, Goes to War: How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of all Time - First edition

2004, ISBN: 0060510242

Hardcover, ID: 19613634142

[EAN: 9780060510244], Fine, [PU: HarperCollins Publishers, New York], CHESS AJEDREZ ECHECS SCHACH, Games|Chess, History|Canada|General, History|United States|20th Century, Biography & Autobiography|Political, Jacket, xxiii+342 pages with illustrations, figures, appendix, bibliography and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 5 3/4") issued in stiff black and red boards with silver lettering to spine. First edition.In the summer of 1972 with a presidential crises stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, two men - the Soviet world chess champion Boris Spassky and his American challenger Bobby Fischer - met in the most notorious chess match of all time. Their showdown in Reykjavik, Iceland, 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 machine that had delivered the world title to the Kremlin for decades. Drawing upon unpublished Soviet and U S records, the authors reconstruct the full and incredible saga, one far more poignant and layered than hitherto believed. Against the backdrop of superpower politics, the authors recount the careers and personalities of Boris Spassky, the product of Stalin's imperium, and Bobby Fischer, a child of post-World War II America, an era of economic boom at home and communist containment abroad. The two men had nothing in common but their gift for chess, and the disparity of their outlook and values conditioned the struggle over the board. Then there was the match itself, which produced both creative masterpieces and some of the most improbable gaffes in chess history. And finally there was the dramatic and protracted off-the-board battle - in corridors and foyers, in back rooms and hotel suites, in Moscow offices and in the White House. The authors chronicle how Fischer, a manipulative, dysfunctional genius, risked all to seize control of the contest as the organizers maneuvered frantically to save it - under the eyes of the world's press. They can now tell the inside story of Moscow's response, and the bitter tensions within the Soviet camp as the anxious and frustrated apparatchiks strove to prop up Boris Spassky, the most un-Soviet of their champions - fun-loving, sensitive, and a free spirit. Edmonds and Eidinow follow this careering, behind-the-scenes confrontation to its climax: a clash that displayed the cultural differences between the dynamic, media-savvy representative of the West and the baffled, impotent Soviets. Try as the might, even the KGB could not help. Condition:A fine copy in a near fine jacket.

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xxiii+342 pages with illustrations, figures, appendix, bibliography and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 5 3/4") issued in stiff black and red boards with silver lettering to spine. First edition.In the summer of 1972 with a presidential crises stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, two men - the Soviet world chess champion Boris Spassky and his American challenger Bobby Fischer - met in the most notorious chess match of all time. Their showdown in Reykjavik, Iceland, 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 machine that had delivered the world title to the Kremlin for decades. Drawing upon unpublished Soviet and U S records, the authors reconstruct the full and incredible saga, one far more poignant and layered than hitherto believed. Against the backdrop of superpower politics, the authors recount the careers and personalities of Boris Spassky, the product of Stalin's imperium, and Bobby Fischer, a child of post-World War II America, an era of economic boom at home and communist containment abroad. The two men had nothing in common but their gift for chess, and the disparity of their outlook and values conditioned the struggle over the board. Then there was the match itself, which produced both creative masterpieces and some of the most improbable gaffes in chess history. And finally there was the dramatic and protracted off-the-board battle - in corridors and foyers, in back rooms and hotel suites, in Moscow offices and in the White House. The authors chronicle how Fischer, a manipulative, dysfunctional genius, risked all to seize control of the contest as the organizers maneuvered frantically to save it - under the eyes of the world's press. They can now tell the inside story of Moscow's response, and the bitter tensions within the Soviet camp as the anxious and frustrated apparatchiks strove to prop up Boris Spassky, the most un-Soviet of their champions - fun-loving, sensitive, and a free spirit. Edmonds and Eidinow follow this careering, behind-the-scenes confrontation to its climax: a clash that displayed the cultural differences between the dynamic, media-savvy representative of the West and the baffled, impotent Soviets. Try as the might, even the KGB could not help. Condition:A fine copy in like jacket., HarperCollins Publishers, 2004

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Bobby Fischer Goes to War: How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time
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David Edmonds, John Eidinow

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Bobby Fischer Goes to War: How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time

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0060510242

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780060510244
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0060510242
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Publishing year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins

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