The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine
Publish date: August 5th 2003
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Another one I read in 2003. My journal notes from the time: >>This is about the 18th century chess playing machine. This author also wrote The Victorian Internet, which I read a while back. . . .This book works in a similar way to the other one. The author documents the Turk's history, in the proces...
Funny little piece of history that was absolutely fascinating. Tom Standage, as usual, writes wonderfully.