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By David Edmonds, John Eidinow

In the summer time of 1972, with a presidential hindrance stirring within the usa and the chilly conflict at a pivotal element, the Soviet international chess champion, Boris Spassky,and his American challenger, Bobby Fischer, met in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the main infamous chess fit of all time. Their showdown, performed opposed to the backdrop of superpower politics, held the area spellbound for 2 months with studies of mental struggle, ultimatums, political intrigue, cliffhangers, and farce to rival a Marx Brothers movie. Thirty years later, David Edmonds and John Eidinow have got down to reexamine the tale we remember because the vital chilly conflict conflict among a lone American famous person and the Soviet chess computer. A enthralling narrative of brilliance and triumph, hubris and melancholy, Bobby Fischer is going to War is a biting deconstruction of the Bobby Fischer fantasy, a nuanced research at the artwork of brinkmanship, and a revelatory chilly conflict tragicomedy.
This P.S. variation gains an additional sixteen pages of insights into the ebook, together with writer interviews, suggested examining, and extra.

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