by Richard Forster, Stefan Hansen and Michael Negele by order of the Emanuel
Lasker Society and published by Exzelsior Verlag, Berlin.
XVI + 1079 pages, with more than 500 pictures, 1600 diagrams and 700 games.
Printed on acid-free and ageing resistant paper. Large format, cloth bound.
With contributions by
Jesús Bayolo Gonzalez
Peter de Jong
Roberto Mayor Gutiérrez
Robert van de Velde
and an introduction by Paul Werner Wagner.
By 25 contributions the top level authors illuminate in detail Lasker’s
multi-faceted life inside and outside the chess world. His chess career
has been analyzed by grandmasterly hands from the very beginning over
the long time as a world champion to the surprising comeback in the retirement
age. Six key chapters trace Lasker’s life and work in Germany, England,
the Netherlands, the United States, Cuba and Russia. For the first time
Lasker’s origin and childhood have been compiled in detail, besides
the volume offers an in-depth appreciation of the figure of Jacques Hannak
whose biography of 1952 has decisively formed the Lasker image of many
generations. Moreover Lasker’s own creative activity as a journalist
and author has been systematically researched. Reputable experts pursue
Lasker’s ambitions in the fields of mathematics, of philosophy and
of the drama. His achievements in the area of Bridge and Go as well as
in the game invented by himself, Laska are appreciated at first hand,
and friends of artistic chess don’t lose out as well: one chapter
each on Lasker’s oeuvre in problem chess and in endgame studies
round off the diversified work.
You will find excerpts from single chapters at the web site of the Emanuel
Lasker Society: www.lasker-gesellschaft.de/...
The book will be available from 20th of November, 2009.
Orders from: Exzelsior
Verlag, Berlin (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org),
or booksellers (ISBN 978-3-935800-05-1).
Shop price: 114.-- Euro