Alekhines life was full and varied and
without doubt deserves and demands a literary treatment.
The American, Charles D. Yaffe, has attempted
this task, but has failed lamentably. He has produced
an appalling book cluttered with banalities, clichés
and even downright absurdities, constantly adopting
the style of the typical soap opera: the work neither
offers anything new, nor gives any kind of aesthetic
satisfaction. It is boring, trivial and not recommended.