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    DescriptionIn 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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    Title
    Bobby Fischer Goes to War
    Subtitle
    How a Lone American Star Defeated the Soviet Chess Machine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Edmonds, By (author) John Eidinow
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060510251
    ISBN 10: 0060510250
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HOB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.5
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Libri: I-GA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24250
    Ingram Subject Code: GA
    DC21: 794.159
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1970
    DC22: 794.1/59
    LC classification: GV1455 .E32 2005
    DC22: 794.159
    BIC subject category V2: WDMG1
    BISAC V2.8: GAM001030, HIS036060
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    HARPER PERENNIAL
    Imprint name
    HARPER PERENNIAL
    Publication date
    01 March 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "A fascinating story well told."--Nashville Tennessean