The Mechanical Turk

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0120020902

Tom Standage's book tells the true story of the extraordinary chess-playing robot which made its debut at the imperial court in Vienna in 1770.

Read by Robert Bathurst (1/5).

0220020903

Tom Standage's book, abridged by Kate Blackadder, tells the true story of the extraordinary chess-playing robot.

In Paris, the Turk is matched against the brilliant Philidor (2/5).

0320020904

Tom Standage's book tells the true story of the extraordinary chess-playing robot which made its debut in Vienna in 1770.

The Turk gets to meet Napoleon Bonaparte (3/5).

0420020905

Tom Standage's book tells the true story of the extraordinary chess-playing robot.

Touring America, the Turk's performance is analysed by a journalist called Edgar Allan Poe (4/5).

05 LAST20020906

Tom Standage's book, abridged by Kate Blackadder, tells the true story of the extraordinary chess-playing robot.

The secrets of the Turk are finally revealed (5/5).