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The Moves That Matter Audiobook

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by Jonathan Rowson

  • Narrated by: Jonathan Rowson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Release date: 11-14-19
  • Language: English

Bloomsbury presents The Moves That Matter by Jonathan Rowson, read by Jonathan Rowson. 

Refined and perfected throughout human history, chess has long been a touchstone for shrewd tacticians and master strategists. But enfolded within this ancient game can be found a singularly resonant metaphor for the challenges, thrills and setbacks that fill our lives with meaning and complexity.  

Jonathan Rowson’s competitive success as a Grandmaster and his work as a philosopher of public policy have given him a unique perspective on why the great game is more important than ever for understanding the conflicts and uncertainties of the modern world. In 64 witty and addictive vignettes, Rowson takes us on an exhilarating tour of the game of life, from the psychology of gang violence, to the aesthetics of cyborgs, the beauty of technical details, and the endgame of death. Chess emerges as a rich and endlessly evocative way of thinking about the desires that shape the world around us.  

The Moves That Matter celebrates the redeeming power of intense concentration while offering a humane and compassionate account of our interdependence and need for community. Jonathan Rowson reveals, one move at a time, what it means to love, think or care deeply in the intricate game of life.

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Jonathan Rowson




10 hrs and 20 mins

Narrated by

Jonathan Rowson

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