Originally posted by AlboMalapropFoozer
Any of the following are good choices.
"Judgement and Planning in Chess" - Euwe
"The Middlegame in Chess" - Fine
The three volume set "Complete Chess Strategy' (or the abridged version "Modern Chess Strategy" ) - Pachman
The two volume set "The Middlegame" - Euwe and Kramer
"Chess Middlegame Planning" - Romanovsky
It would surprise me if there aren't many more.
I agree with your selection of the Euwe & Kramer book. I would like to add the new book by Neil McDonald, Chess Secrets, The Giants of Strategy.
The chapter topics reminds me of Nimzo's My System; it appears as if the author is revisiting and re-evaluting Nimzo's ideas thru games played by Nimzo, Capablanca, Kapov and Kramnkik.
I liked the book --- it was like a live lesson received from a coach, with clear and simple explainations of chess strategy. I prefer short descriptive explainations rather that robotic dumps of multiple variations, and found many gems ( "pearls of chess wisdom" ) that impressed me. In fact, I can't think of another book that presented such chess middle game strategies as well.
Of course a good chess book is one that imatches the reader's level of chess understanding. So I would think this book would be great for someone in the 1300 to 1700 range. Anyone stronger would enjoy the book though, as there are enough diagrams to read without a board.
Cheers to all