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

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ISBN-10: 0547133375

ISBN-13: 9780547133379

Edition: 2007

Authors: Daniel Johnson

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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'39;s most remarkable periods, when chess matches were front-page news and captured the world'39;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 intellectuals and revolutionaries, and later adopted by the Communists as a symbol of Soviet power, chess was inextricably linked to the rise and fall of the "evil empire." This original narrative history recounts in gripping…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/10/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Daniel Johnson, writer and speaker, is the author of several books, including Come Home, America and Aim for the Children. He resides with his wife in the Pacific Northwest.

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
From Baghdad to St. Petersburg
The Recreation of the Revolution
Terror
The Opium of the Intellectuals
The Emigres
The Patriarch and His Progeny
The Jewish Factor
The American Way of Chess
Bobby's Odyssey
An Achilles Without an Achilles Heel
The Death of Hector
The Machine Age
Defying the Evil Empire
The Yogi versus the Commissar
Soviet Endgame: Kasparov versus Karpov
After the Cold War
Epilogue
Essay on Sources
Bibliography
Index