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SKU: 9780425190395

Author: Tom Standage

Format: Paperback / softback

Number of Pages: 272


This is the true account of the 18th-century mechanical man, powered by clockwork, dressed in a Turkish costume, and capable of playing chess. Created by a Hungarian nobleman, the machine-man known as The Turk traveled Europe and...

  • Book Name: The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine
  • Author Name: Book Grocer
  • Product Type: Paperback / softback
  • Date Added to Website: 2021 / 05 / 04
  • Barcode: 9780425190395
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Author: Tom Standage

Format: Paperback / softback

Number of Pages: 272


This is the true account of the 18th-century mechanical man, powered by clockwork, dressed in a Turkish costume, and capable of playing chess. Created by a Hungarian nobleman, the machine-man known as The Turk traveled Europe and America, made the acquaintance of Benjamin Franklin, Catherine the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Edgar Allan Poe.
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