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Below is a reproduction of his review of David Lawson's "Paul Morphy: The Pride and Sorrow of Chess."
I think so too, Lawdoginator. Everyone has certain biases that come out unintentionally even when guarded against.
Thank you, Czechman. Yep, a fellow Tarheel.
Snakehandler seems too interested in my proclivities :-D
Thanks, Grobzilla, but I'm more a lady-in-waiting that a Queen.
It's good to know an historian's biases in order to know what to trust and what to question about his work.
Batgirl, Thanks for all you do to bring us the history of chess and those who loved the game. You deserve a medal!
And you're a fellow Tarheel!
David Hooper seemed to carry a resentment for Morphy. Part of this might be due to the fact that Howard Staunton's deserved esteem and respect suffered through his interaction with Morphy and was overshadowed by the perhaps excessive regard for Morphy himself. Of course, Morphy being Morphy well deseved his fame which even Hooper could never deny, so Hooper seemed to shift his attention to Frederick Edge, Morphy's European chronicler. At any rate Hooper had always been very terse in his treatment of Morphy and very profuse in his treatment of Staunton - to a fault. The above review is just one example of Hooper's disdain for Edge. Hooper, who died 15 years ago at age 82 was a decent historian and master-level chess player. He's probably best known for his association with Ken Whyld in writing the "Oxford Companion to Chess."
Snakehandler may be interested in my Paul Morphy site where I spread the love considerably.
Batgirl is in love with Paul MMMMMMMMMMorphy...
You must be The Queen of Microfiche.
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