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The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous 19th Century Chess-Playing Machine

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Part historical detective story, part biography, "The Turk" relates the saga of an unusual 18th century robot--fashioned from wood to look like a man who was dressed like a Turk and played chess. 25 illustrations.

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The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous 19th Century Chess-Playing Machine
2002, Walker Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780802713919

Hardcover

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