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Game of Kings: A Year Among the Geeks, Oddballs, and Geniuses Who Make Up America's Top High School Chess Team

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A year with the boy geniuses of the nation?s top high school chess team, now in paperback with a new afterword

Edward R. Murrow High School has long been one of New York?s public-education success stories, a school where there are no varsity sports, and the closest thing to jocks is found on the powerhouse chess team.

Award-winning sportswriter Michael Weinreb follows the members of the Murrow chess team through an entire season. Weinreb delves into the history of chess in America, following the stories of greats such as Bobby Fischer, for whom the world within the chessboard is as easy to comprehend as the world beyond it is difficult.

About the Author

Michael Weinreb and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, Newsday, and ESPN.com. In his career as a journalist, he has been named best sportswriter in Ohio by the Associated Press, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and has been cited three times in the Best American Sports Writing anthology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592403387
Author:
Weinreb, Michael
Publisher:
Gotham Books
Subject:
Chess - General
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Chess
Subject:
High school students
Subject:
High school students - New York (State) -
Subject:
Chess - New York (State) - New York
Subject:
GAMES / Chess
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.00x5.44x.81 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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