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I am interested in books about chess, but not about how to play or how to use an opening, nothing with chess annotation in it. I have read books like The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis (the best IMNSHO), Searching for Bobby Fischer, Paul Morphy: The Pride and Sorrow of Chess, Frank Brady's two biographies of Bobby Fischer, The Immortal Game: A History of Chess by Frank Shenk, The Birth of the Chess Queen by Marilyn Yalom, Chess for Success (which inspired me to start a chess club in the school where I teach and my local public library) by Mauric Ashley, Chess Rumble by Greg Neri, and that's about all I can think of right now. Does anyone have recommendations on other books I could read?
I'm sorry if someone has already started this topic. If this is true, please forgive me and direct me to it.
In fiction there is The Luzhin Defence, by Vladimir Nabokov, which has a chess grandmaster as its central character and countless symbolic references to chess.
I finished The Turk, a history of an 18th chess playing automaton. Very interesting. The author, Tom Standage, traces the 18th C mainia for automaton, through the creation of his machine, to its destruction in a fire in America in the 19th C and beyond to Charles Babbage, who witnessed the Turk in action, and his machine on down to Deep Blue the only computer to beat a world champion in a chess series. Great book for those interested in the subjects of chess and artificial intelligence.
The best book by Patrick Wolf Past Grand Master and one time USA Champion=entitled The Idiots Guide to Chess about 30.00 US dollars
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