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The kings of chess : a history of chess, traced through the lives of its greatest players

Author: William Roland Hartston
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Roland Hartston
ISBN: 006015358X 9780060153588
OCLC Number: 12215522
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Kings, queens and intinerant pawn-pushers --
The first great chess player : François André Danican-Philidor (1726-1795) --
The pompous years : Howard Staunton (1810-1874) --
The unhappy genius : Paul Morphy (1837-1884) --
Professionalism and truculence : Wilhelm Steinitz (1836-1900) --
Looking for a fight : Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941) --
The grand old man : Lasker again --
Lazy, vain and invincible : Jose Raul Capablanca (1888-1942) --
The great chess feud : Alekhine v. Capablanca --
Grandmonster of chess : Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946) --
The Russians are coming : Nikolai Krylenko and friends --
Rigour and discipline : Mikhail Botvinnik (b.1911) --
Soviet mass production 1948-72 --
The greatest of them all : Bobby Fischer (b.1943) --
Back to Russia : Anatoly Karpov (b.1951).
Responsibility: William Hartston.

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