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Cracking the Cube: Going Slow to Go Fast and Other Unexpected Turns in the World of Competitive Rubik's Cube Solving Paperback – 1 Aug 2017

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; Reprint edition (1 August 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1501121936
  • ISBN-13: 978-1501121937
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 272 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A brilliant journey into that magical toy that took over our lives, set world records and continues to fascinate kids and adults the world over.  We've all had one.  We've all played with one.  Finally there's a book that explains 'why'." – Morgan Spurlock 

About the Author

Ian Scheffler has written for The New Yorker, The Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He holds a degree in English from Columbia University, where he co-edited the Columbia Review. Cracking the Cube is his first book.

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