The Rise and Fall of David Bronstein
With a Foreword by Garry KasparovProduct Code: B0002ER
First published in Russian in 2014 and written by Genna Sosonko – widely recognized as the number one writer on the history of Soviet chess – this is a truly unique book about the life and destiny of the great chess player David Bronstein (1924-2006).
Emerging from a challenging background – he narrowly escaped the holocaust in WWII, during which he starved, and his father spent seven years in a gulag – Bronstein faced Botvinnik in the world championship match in 1951 and nearly defeated him. But this ‘nearly’ inflicted a wound on David so deep that it would not heal for the rest of his life.
Sosonko knew Bronstein well. Their conversations – many of which have made it into this book – not only portray the thoughts and character of one of history’s most original grandmasters but also take us back to a time unlike any other in world history.
This is not a biography in the traditional sense of the word. Rather, Sosonko’s fascinating book asks eternal questions which don’t have neat and simple answers.
With a foreword to the English edition by Garry Kasparov.
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|Manufacturer||Elk and Ruby Publishing House|
|Publication Date||Aug 10, 2017|
|Notation Type||NL - Notationless|
|Book Binding Type||Paperback|