The Chess Machine

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Current format, Book, 2007, All copies in use.
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In 1770, Baron Wolfgang von Kempelen introduces Vienna to the Mechanical Turk'an unbeatable chess-playing automaton that, unbeknownst to an astonished Europe, is in fact nothing more than an illusion. The Turk is actually operated from within by a God-fearing dwarf named Tibor, whose chess-playing abilities and…

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