Per Skjoldager and Jørn Erik Nielsen

Aron Nimzowitsch

On the Road to Chess Mastery, 1886-1924

McFarland 2012, Hardcover, 456pp.
88 photos, 10 maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, indexes
ISBN: 978-0-7864-6539-2

The (according to Edward Winter) "supremely well researched" book covers the early years of Nimzowitsch from 1886 to 1924, including the dark period of World War I and the post war years, formerly neglected in other biographies. Partly a biography and partly a game collection (with nearly 450 games), it is the first volume of a planned work in two volumes, naturally the second is still in a distant future… Anyway, the book has already received high praise from the reviewers, and we have no choice but to recommend it warmly to you.

More details at New In Chess, or read the reviews by John Elburg (in a quite mangled English) and by John D. Warth at ChessCafe: A Beautiful Legacy.

KWA members can buy the book at for a discounted price of 40 Euros.

PS (25/01/2013):
The book has been voted the 2012 Book of the Year, see Congratulations to the authors!

PPS (12/04/2013):
Included in our Members' Publications.