John S. Hilbert

With Shady Side John S. Hilbert has bestowed on us an extraordinary biography. The vita of a chess playing criminal (or criminal chess player), impressively worked up by the author, offers fascinating reading material for chess fans. The exceedingly good state of source material (archives Dale Brandreth) has considerably contributed to the success of the work which generally received rave reviews.

(R.B.)

Further links concerning the book / reviews:

Essay by John Hilbert - Norman Tweed Whitaker and the Search for Historical Perspective: A Tale Full of Genius and Devil

Review by John Donaldson

Taylor Kingston: Detailing the Irredeemable, or, Good Book about a Bad Man

Moreover we give a list of John Hilbert's publications (prepared by himself).

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