The Turk

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Postby Bill Wheeler » 03/04/03 11:50 AM

I looked through the archive and I am a little surprised no one else has mentioned this awesome book (by Tom Standage) about the Chess Playing Automaton known as "the Turk." It is a fascinating read; and even mentioned how it was recreated for demonstration at a magic history convention in 1989. A really offbeat and interesting book...
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Postby Craig Matsuoka » 03/04/03 01:21 PM

I also enjoyed it.

The book was discussed a while ago in the following thread: ... 070#000000
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