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66: Dr. David Edmonds, author of Bobby Fischer Goes to War

May 18, 2020

Okay, so this podcast is really just for me and other chess nerds—but I hope you like it. In 1972, Bobby Fischer wrested the world chess championship from the Commie Soviet Union. On this week’s “Leaders and Legends” podcast, we talk with Dr. David Edmonds, author of "Bobby Fischer Goes to War: How A Lone American Star Defeated the Soviet Chess Machine (" (co-authored by John Eidinow), a book on this watershed match, and discuss how a not-so-simple game fit into the larger context of the Cold War.


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