paul morphy: the pride and sorrow of chess - Lawson
This is the only full-length biography of Paul Morphy, the chess prodigy who launched United States participation in international chess and is still generally acknowledged as the greatest American chess player of all time.
The Pride and Sorrow of Chess tells the full known story of the life of Paul Morphy, from his privileged upbringing in New Orleans to his dominance of the chess world, to the later tragedy of his demise.
Who should read this book?
This book is for all chess lovers who love history and biographies of World Chess Champions.