Ernest Wittenberg

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Mr. Wittenberg, a former newspaperman who now runs a public relations firm in Washington, D.C., contributed “Echec!” (about a nineteenth-century chess hoax) to the February, 1960, AMERICAN HERITAGE . For further reading: Wilson: The Struggle for Neutrality , by Arthur S. Link (Princeton University, 1960); The Enemy Within , by Henry Landau (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1937).

Articles by this Contributor

February 1960

The bizarre career of “The Turk,” an ingenious mechanical chess player that defeated Frederick the Great, George III, and Napoleon (whom it caught cheating) and nearly fooled all America

December 1965

Herr Doktor Albert was very careful with the Kaiser’s money. One day he saved a $1.25 taxi fare—and lost a million dollar’s worth of information