The Turk

The Turk : The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine

By (author) Tom Standage

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This is the true account of the 18th-century mechanical man, powered by clockwork, dressed in a Turkish costume, and capable of playing chess. Created by a Hungarian nobleman, the machine-man known as The Turk traveled Europe and America, made the acquaintance of Benjamin Franklin, Catherine the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Edgar Allan Poe.

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 162.1 x 191.5 x 19.1mm | 240.41g
  • 01 Aug 2003
  • Penguin Group USA
  • BERKLEY PUB GROUP
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0425190390
  • 9780425190395
  • 400,020

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