The tragic life and short chess career of James A. Leonard, 1841-1862 /
John S. Hilbert ; with a foreword by Edward Winter.
|Main Creator:||Hilbert, John S., 1953-|
"This biography discusses what little is known of Leonard's life and death but concentrates primarily on Leonard's ability and his sadly shortened career. Diagrams from more than 90 of Leonard's games are included, with detailed descriptions regarding place, date and opponents"--Provided by publisher.
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Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., 2006.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Leonard was a chess prodigy, often compared with Paul Morphy. He is supposed to have been born in the States but Hilbert thinks he may have been born in Ireland. Unexpectedly, on February 1, 1862, Leonard enlisted in the Irish Brigade, Company F, 88 N.Y. Volunteers. After seven days of battles, he was captured. He was pardoned but contracted scorbutic dysentery and died on September 26, 1862, before reaching his twenty-first birthday.
Physical description: ix, 213 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
GR 5693: Stephen Griffin Collection
078642298X (library binding : alk. paper)
9780786422982 (library binding : alk. paper)
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