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I highly recommend anyone interested in chess, politics or a good story to read this book.
The authors do a great job of telling the story, giving just enough history of the game of chess and biography of the participants to set the stage.
Another excellent book on this match is "Fischer vs. Spassky; World Chess Championship match, 1972" by Svetozar Gligoric.
I have been a fan of Fischer since I was 10 years old and caught up in the Chess craze that swept the USA. Read morePublished 29 days ago by chaosweb
U can live in the world they have created. I do. Incredible book. Exhaustive research. Story handled beautifully. U will learn a ton.Published 3 months ago by jcy
Interesting insights into the match in 1972 and it relationship to theCold War and detente. A good amount on Spassky and his role in allowing the match to go n.Published 6 months ago by Chess Book Addict
As a child I was caught up in the Spassky v. Fisher chess match. I was learning the game and watched every move as it was made. Read morePublished 11 months ago by TruxtonSpangler
This is an interesting book. I enjoy reading about Bobby's life, since he was rather eccentric and fascinating at the same time.Published 16 months ago by Russ Rau
This book is well written, entertaining and a good read for anyone who loves chess and history. While I’m not a grandmaster or even a really good chess player I can appreciate... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Christopher J. Blakeslee
A compelling account of the 1972 world chess championship, accessible to non-chess players and of interest to students of the Cold War: the account of this match is well... Read morePublished on January 2, 2012 by Aidan J. McQuade
This is the story of the epic 1972 World Chess Championship between Bobby Fischer ( the chess genius and challenger ) and Boris Spassky ( the Champion ). Read morePublished on November 16, 2011 by Mr. Leong Wai Hong
3 stars for generally decent writing. Less two stars for the generally dull subject matter. I'm not referring to chess or to Bobby Fischer's story (or Boris Spassky's). Read morePublished on June 17, 2011 by Librum