The Turk

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The Turk - or Mechanical Turk as it was sometimes called - was an ingenious mechanical chess player that defeated Frederick the Great, George III, and Napoleon (whom it caught cheating) and nearly fooled all America. Here, in this short-form book from historian Ernest Wittenberg, is the Turk's surprising and little-told story.

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