From Simon & Schuster, An Invitation to Chess is Irving Chernev and Kenneth Harkness guide to beginners chess and the strategies required to progress to intermediate levels and beyond.
An Invitation to Chess is perhaps the most successful chess book ever written, with sales of over 100,000. It is a basic beginners book, starting with the moves of the pieces and rapidly advancing to more complex problems and examples.
Irving Chernev ss a chess player and author. He was born in Pryluky in the Russian Empire and is a national master-strength player and devoted to chess. He wrote that he "probably read more about chess, and played more games than any man in history."