New, enlarged edition of a modern classic

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Russian SilhouettesWe have just received from our printers the new and enlarged edition of Genna Sosonko's modern classic: Russian Silhouettes.

In this masterpiece (out of print for many years), Sosonko observes the Golden Age of Soviet Chess from a privileged dual perspective, combining insider's nostalgia with the detachment of a critical observer.

Mikhail Tal, Mikhail Botvinnik, Lev Polugaevsky, Efim Geller, Paul Keres (new!) and many other heroes of a vanished age are being portrayed in a unforgettable affectionate and emphatic way.

"The book is marvelously written (..) it is full of striking anecdotes, but they are never there for their own sake: they always serve to enrich the portrait that Sosonko paints." -- Hans Ree, ChessCafe

Or as Ian Rogers of The Sun Herald has put it: "Every word in Russian Silhouettes rings true"
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