Players And Pawns

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Players And Pawns

Author : Gary Alan Fine
ISBN : 9780226265032
Genre : Social Science
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A chess match seems as solitary an endeavor as there is in sports: two minds, on their own, in fierce opposition. In contrast, Gary Alan Fine argues that chess is a social duet: two players in silent dialogue who always take each other into account in their play. Surrounding that one-on-one contest is a community life that can be nearly as dramatic and intense as the across-the-board confrontation. Fine has spent years immersed in the communities of amateur and professional chess players, and with Players and Pawns he takes readers deep inside them, revealing a complex, brilliant, feisty world of commitment and conflict. Within their community, chess players find both support and challenges, all amid a shared interest in and love of the long-standing traditions of the game, traditions that help chess players build a communal identity. Full of idiosyncratic characters and dramatic gameplay, Players and Pawns is a celebration of the fascinating world of serious chess.
Category: Social Science

Players Plans Pawns

Author : Kevin Campbell
ISBN : 9781514431511
Genre : History
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Thousands of inkwells have been emptied documenting the Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg. And while nearly all aspects of the campaign have been explored in one form or another, this work attempts to weave the tapestry of the campaign from the viewpoints, activities, and decisions of its participants. From men at the highest levels of command to those on the battle line, all would play a part in the drama which unfolded in Southern Pennsylvania. The persona, character, military bearing, and skill of those who fought the greatest battle ever to occur on the North American continent, would be forged not only during the war, but for some, many years prior to the conflict. This is the opening act of their story.
Category: History

The Chess Players Manual

Author : George Hatfield Dingley Gossip
ISBN : HARVARD:HN5233
Genre : Chess
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Category: Chess

Better Chess For Average Players

Author : Tim Harding
ISBN : 9780486133690
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 45.35 MB
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Clear, straightforward guide covers fundamentals of attacking and positional play, the endgame, assessing positions and choosing moves, difficult positions, time-trouble, much more. 384 diagrams.
Category: Games & Activities

Chess Player

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ISBN : NYPL:33433066638994
Genre : Chess
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Category: Chess

The Chess Player

Author : George Walker
ISBN : NYPL:33433082494745
Genre : Chess
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Category: Chess

A Kid S Guide To Arab American History

Author : Yvonne Wakim Dennis
ISBN : 9781613740200
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 83.48 MB
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Many Americans, educators included, mistakenly believe all Arabs share the same culture, language, and religion, and have only recently begun immigrating to the United States. A Kid's Guide to Arab American History dispels these and other stereotypes and provides a contemporary as well as historical look at the people and experiences that have shaped Arab American culture. Each chapter focuses on a different group of Arab Americans including those of Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, Jordanian, Egyptian, Iraqi, and Yemeni descent and features more than 50 fun activities that highlight their distinct arts, games, clothing, and food. Kids will love dancing the dabke, constructing a derbekke drum, playing a game of senet, making hummus, creating an arabesque design, and crafting an Egyptian-style cuff bracelet. Along the way they will learn to count in Kurdish, pick up a few Syrian words for family members, learn a Yemeni saying, and speak a little Iraqi. Short biographies of notable Arab Americans, including actor and philanthropist Danny Thomas, singer Paula Abdul, artist Helen Zughaib, and activist Ralph Nader, demonstrate a wide variety of careers and contributions.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Chess Openings For The Average Player

Author : T. D. Harding
ISBN : 0486404048
Genre : Games & Activities
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Clearly written guide covers all openings: the Benko Gambit, Bird's Opening, Centre Game, Dutch Defence, Four Knights Game, King's Gambit, others. Techniques are designed to help moderate players whose games are confined to club play or by correspondence, and aid good players who want to improve in tournament or club events.
Category: Games & Activities