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The Immortal Game: A History of Chess Paperback – Illustrated, October 2, 2007

4.5 out of 5 stars 141 ratings

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Praise for David Shenk’s The Immortal Game

“Elegant . . .  A true page-turner, and a superb introduction to the game of chess.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Clear, elegant, sophisticated and easy to understand. . . . Just the thing to get you in the thrall of this ancient game.” —Los Angeles Times

“Shenk, a spry writer. . . . [Offers] a strong case for the game’s bewitching power.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Shenk’s book possesses an almost inestimable advantage over the many other publications about chess. . . . You can be an utter novice, just a simple wood-pusher, and enjoy the author’s engaging prose, honest self-deprecation (he’s a lousy player), and the charm of his personal connection to the game.” —The Washington Post

“Fresh and fascinating . . . A world-spanning story [Shenk] relates with skill and verve.” —Chicago Sun-Times

About the Author

David Shenk is the nationally bestselling author of six books, including The Genius in All of Us, The Immortal GameThe Forgetting, and Data Smog. He has written for The New York Times, The New YorkerThe AtlanticHarper’s, National Geographic, Slate, NPR, and PBS, among others. He lives in Brooklyn.


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  • Item Weight : 11.7 ounces
  • Paperback : 352 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1400034086
  • ISBN-10 : 9781400034086
  • Product Dimensions : 5.2 x 0.73 x 7.97 inches
  • Publisher : Anchor; Illustrated Edition (October 2, 2007)
  • ASIN : 1400034086
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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