Precious knowledge hidden in "Cultures, Chess & Art" volumes

Dr. Ned Munger has traveled to over 300 different territories in the world and has visited Africa exactly 90 times! This fact along gives one an idea of his rich experiences and his insight to various cultures. It just so happens that Dr. Munger is a collector of exotic chess sets and has decided to share his prized collection with the public in a three volume set titled, "Cultures, Chess, and Art." I was fortunate enough to purchase the first volume at a chess tournament (it was the last copy) and was astounded at the fascinating stories and colorful pictures showing the rich history of chess in Africa. Each carved set symbolizes national icons of the respective nation and with each piece is associated a rich piece of history. Volume 1 covers Sub-Saharan Africa, Volume 2 the Americas and Volume 3,  Asia and the Pacific.  These books are a welcome addition to the library of chess players, collectors, archaeologists, and historians. To find out more about these wonderful books, click below.

Cultures, Chess &Art by Dr. Ned Munger

Posted by The Chess Drum: 12 April  2001