White King and Red Queen: How the Cold War Was Fought on the Chessboard

White King and Red Queen: How the Cold War Was Fought on the Chessboard

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Daniel Johnson -- journalist, editor, scholar, and chess enthusiast who once played Garry Kasparov to a draw in a simultaneous exhibition -- is the perfect guide to one of history’s most remarkable periods, when chess matches were front-page news and captured the world’s imagination.

The Cold War played out in many areas: geopolitical alliances, military coalitions, cat-and-mouse espionage, the arms race, proxy wars -- and chess. An essential pastime of Russian… (more)

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (November 10, 2008)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 384 pages

File size: 4.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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