Author: Forster, Richard (1975- ), Stefan Hansen and Michael Negele (editors)
Publisher: Exzelsior Verlag
xvi+1079 pages with over 500 pictures, 1600 diagrams, 700 games and indexes. Thick quarto (11 1/4" x 8 1/4") issued in grey cloth with silver lettering to spine and cover and two ribbon markers. Published for the Lasker Society. Introduction by Paul Werner Wagner. First edition.
Twenty five top level authors contribute in detail Lasker's multifaceted life inside and outside the chess world. His chess carer has been analyzed by grand-masterly hands from the very beginning over the long time as a world champion to the surprising comeback in retirement. 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 and in-depth appreciation of the figure of Jacques Hannak who's 1952 biography of Lasker 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, philosophy and drama. His achievements in the area of Bridge and Go as well as in the game invented by himself, Laska, are appreciated first hand, and friends of artistic chess don't loose out as well. One chapter each on Lasker's oeuvre in problem chess and in endgame studies round out the diversified work.
A fine copy issued without jacket.