This is a double biography of Adolf Albin (1848-1920) and Georg Marco (1863-1923), who were both born within the area known today as Romania.
As such, they played a significant part in the growth of chess in the country.
The author, a Romanian-born chess teacher now based in Singapore, proves to be a meticulous researcher and historian, and has done a splendid job in digging out all sorts of stories and facts about his two subjects.
The book includes 124 games by Marco and 123 by Albin, with extensive textual annotations. The book lacks photographs (except those on the front cover) but is otherwise a well-compiled and comprehensive work.