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Bobby Fischer goes to war : how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all time

Author: David Edmonds; John Eidinow
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An account of the 1972 chess match between Soviet chess champion Boris Spassky and American challenger Bobby Fischer offers insight into the personalities of the contenders and identifies the roles of Henry Kissinger, the KGB, and other forces in the match.
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Named Person: Bobby Fischer; Boris Vasilyevich Spassky; Bobby Fischer; Boris Vasilyevich Spassky
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Edmonds; John Eidinow
ISBN: 0060510242 9780060510244 9780060510251 0060510250
OCLC Number: 52514561
Description: xxi, 342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: World Chess Champions to 1969 xxiii --
1 Match of the Century 1 --
2 Brooklyn Boy 4 --
3 Mimophant 19 --
4 Child of Destruction 33 --
5 The Russian from Leningrad 50 --
6 Living Chess 70 --
7 Bulldozer to Reykjavik 82 --
8 Trouble in Paradise 99 --
9 Big Contest, Little Island 122 --
10 Bobby Is Missing 130 --
11 Who's Sorry Now? 153 --
12 Rage Rules 162 --
13 Blood in the Back Room 177 --
14 Eyeball to Eyeball 186 --
15 A Love-Hate Relationship 191 --
16 Smashed 197 --
17 Middle Game 211 --
18 Chess Contagion 225 --
19 To the Bitter End 233 --
20 Extra-Chess Means and Hidden Hands 249 --
21 Adversary Partners 270 --
22 Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears the Crown 281.
Responsibility: David Edmonds and John Eidinow.
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An account of the 1972 chess match between Soviet chess champion Boris Spassky and American challenger Bobby Fischer offers insight into the personalities of the contenders and identifies the roles of Henry Kissinger, the KGB, and other forces in the match.

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