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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Review of King's Gambit

The book King’s Gambit is subtitled, “A Son, a Father, and the World’s Most Dangerous Game.” From the title and subtitle, I surmised that perhaps King’s Gambit tells the story of some type of international espionage and intrigue, with shady characters and complex family issues.

I wasn’t far off.

This is a difficult book to read. The author is an accomplished writer, with numerous published books and articles to his credit. He is a Harvard graduate, former editor-in-chief of Discover, and former president of Encyclopedia Britannica. The text is well written and extremely well researched and documented. Yet, the subject matter is troubling.

You can read the rest of my review, for the next week, at the current ChessCafe book review page. The permanent location for the review is located here, in the ChessCafe Archives.



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