White King And Red Queen Daniel Johnson

ISBN: 9781843546092

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383 pages


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White King And Red Queen  by  Daniel Johnson

White King And Red Queen by Daniel Johnson
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Daniel Johnson -- journalist, editor, scholar, and chess enthusiast whoonce played Garry Kasparov to a draw in a simultaneous exhibition --is the perfect guide to one of historys most remarkable periods,when chess matches were front-page news andMoreDaniel Johnson -- journalist, editor, scholar, and chess enthusiast whoonce played Garry Kasparov to a draw in a simultaneous exhibition --is the perfect guide to one of historys most remarkable periods,when chess matches were front-page news and captured the worlds imagination.The Cold War played out in many areas: geopolitical alliances, militarycoalitions, cat-and-mouse espionage, the arms race, proxy wars -- andchess.

An essential pastime of Russian intellectuals and revolutionaries,and later adopted by the Communists as a symbol of Soviet power, chesswas inextricably linked to the rise and fall of the evil empire. This originalnarrative history recounts in gripping detail the singular part theImmortal Game played in the Cold War. From chesss role in the RussianRevolution -- Marx, Lenin, and Trotsky were all avid players -- to the 1945radio match when the Soviets crushed the Americans, prompting Stalinstelegram Well done lads - to the epic contest between Bobby Fischerand Boris Spassky in 1972 at the height of detente, when Kissinger toldFischer to go over there and beat the Russians- to the collapse of theSoviet Union itself, White King and Red Queen takes us on a fascinatingtour of the Cold Wars checkered landscape.



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