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Secret Service Brainteasers

Author : Sinclair McKay
ISBN : 9781472258304
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 60.17 MB
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Sinclair McKay's Bletchley Park Brainteasers was the runaway quiz book bestseller of 2017, now it's time to pit your wits against the secret heroes of MI5 and MI6 and find out if YOU have what it takes to be a spy! If you cracked the GCHQ Puzzle Book and followed the Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book, you MUST show off your James Bond credentials with Secret Service Brainteasers ... Whether you have linguistic flair, an instinct for technology or good old common sense, pit your wits against some of the greatest minds of our time with ingenious brainteasers including secret languages, sabotage themed brain bogglers, deadly countdowns and hidden codes. Weaving astonishing stories of the men and women who operate from the shadows, the secret heroes and heroines of MI5 and MI6 who have faced extraordinary and terrifying challenges and a wide range of mind twisting puzzles, Secret Service Brainteasers will test your mental agility to discover: Do YOU have what it takes to be a spy?
Category: Games & Activities

Secret Agent Brainteasers

Author : Sinclair McKay
ISBN : 1635061350
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 36.16 MB
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Have you daydreamed of being approached to be a secret agent? Imagined yourself being propelled into the dangerous and elegant world of spies? Blending extraordinary and illuminating historical tales of the British Secret Intelligence Service from over the years with a wide range of mind-twisting puzzles, Secret Agent Brainteasers will test your mental agility to discover: Do YOU have what it takes to be a spy? Long gone are the days when the tap on the shoulder was largely a result of social connections. Now the secret intelligence services have cast their nets wider, and it's your chance to join the ranks. Whether you have a linguistic flair, an instinct for technology, or good old common sense, pit your wits against some of the greatest minds of our time with ingenious brainteasers including secret languages, sabotage-themed brain bogglers, and hidden codes.
Category: Games & Activities


Author : Sinclair McKay
ISBN : 9780241986028
Genre : History
File Size : 55.44 MB
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In February 1945 the Allies obliterated Dresden, the 'Florence of the Elbe'. Explosive bombs weighing over 1,000 lbs fell every seven and a half seconds and an estimated 25,000 people were killed. Was Dresden a legitimate military target or was the bombing a last act of atavistic mass murder in a war already won? From the history of the city to the attack itself, conveyed in a minute-by-minute account from the first of the flares to the flames reaching almost a mile high - the wind so searingly hot that the lungs of those in its path were instantly scorched - through the eerie period of reconstruction, bestselling author Sinclair McKay creates a vast canvas and brings it alive with touching human detail. Along the way we encounter, for example, a Jewish woman who thought the English bombs had been sent from heaven, novelist Kurt Vonnegut who wrote that the smouldering landscape was like walking on the surface of the moon, and 15-year-old Winfried Bielss, who, having spent the evening ushering refugees, wanted to get home to his stamp collection. He was not to know that there was not enough time. Impeccably researched and deeply moving, McKay uses never-before-seen sources to relate the untold stories of civilians and vividly conveys the texture of life in a decimated city. Dresden is invoked as a byword for the illimitable cruelties of war, but with the ever-lengthening distance of time, it is now possible to approach this subject with a much clearer gaze, less occluded with the weight of prejudice in either direction, and with a keener interest in the sorts of lives that ordinary people lived and lost, or tried to rebuild. From general and individual morality in war to the raw, primal instinct for survival, through the seemingly unstoppable gravity of mass destruction and the manipulation of memory, this is a master historian at work. 'Extraordinary . . . a remarkably faithful account' Guardian on The Secret Life of Bletchley Park 'Painstakingly researched and fascinating' John Harding, Daily Mail on The Secret Listeners 'Lucid, well-researched and rich in detail' John Preston, Daily Mail on The Spies of Winter 'Fascinating, riveting, unsettling, and wonderfully rich in period detail' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday on Mile End Murder
Category: History

Classic Brainteasers

Author : Martin Gardner
ISBN : 0806912618
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 42.68 MB
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Presents a collection of word games, picture puzzles, tricky questions, and other puzzles.
Category: Games & Activities

Bletchley Park Brainteasers

Author : Sinclair McKay
ISBN : 9781472252586
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 43.68 MB
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Bletchley Park Brainteasers was the runaway Christmas bestseller in 2017 and delighted hundreds of thousands of devoted puzzlers with its fiendish puzzles, riddles and enigmas. It's never to late to join the code breakers of Bletchley Park in their enjoyment of a devilish challenge! Would you love to master morse code? Could you have have outsmarted an enigma machine? Would your love of chess have seen you recruited into the history books? When scouring the land for top-level code breakers, the Bletchley Park recruiters left no stone unturned. As well as approaching the country's finest mathematicians, they cast their nets much wider, interviewing sixth-form music students who could read orchestral scores, chess masters, poets, linguists, hieroglyphics experts and high society debutantes fresh from finishing school. To assess these individuals they devised various ingenious mind-twisters - hidden codes, cryptic crosswords, secret languages, complex riddles - and it is puzzles such as these, together with the fascinating recruitment stories that surround them, that make up the backbone of this book. The code breakers of Bletchley Park were united in their love of a good puzzle. If you feel the same, why not dive in, put your mental agility to the test and discover: Would Bletchley Park have recruited YOU?
Category: Games & Activities

Codex Enigmatum

Author : Rami Hansenne
ISBN : 9789463960236
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 30.84 MB
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Codex Enigmatum is a richly illustrated puzzle book, filled with a diverse mix of unique and interrelated brain teasers, riddles and conundrums. It features many one-of-a-kind escape room type puzzles designed specifically for this book, as well as unconventional twists on well-known puzzle genres. Each puzzle solution yields a key to unlock future puzzles and in order to unlock the secrets of the codex, you will need to quest your way through over 60 varied and eccentric enigmas requiring a combination of lateral thinking, logical deduction, spatial reasoning and pattern recognition. Are you up to the challenge?
Category: Games & Activities

Perfectly Logical

Author : Jennifer Larson
ISBN : 1641525312
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 77.86 MB
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Learn logic the fun way--with PUZZLES! Find the missing pattern pieces. Break codes and secret messages. Discover visual connections. With ten chapters of puzzles, each with its own set of unique challenges, this book has all the logic and brain teasing fun a child could want! Perfectly Logical helps curious kids ages 8-12 develop logical reasoning and critical thinking skills while having a blast (that's the most important part). With puzzles that progressively increase in difficulty, this book engages and challenges kids for hours on end. Inside this logic puzzles for kids book, you'll find: 100 skill-building logic puzzles for kids--Solve logic grids, crossword puzzles, matchstick puzzles, and so many more while sharpening critical thinking. Easy-to-follow instructions--Descriptions of the skills your child will learn, plus kid-friendly instructions at the start of every chapter. Next level--Take your skills to a new level with every problem you solve--each activity in this logic puzzles for kids book increases in difficulty from easy to medium to hard to up your game! Ready, set, solve super fun and educational logic puzzles for kids!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Bar Bets To Win Big Bucks

Author : Diamond Jim Tyler.
ISBN : 9780486842431
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 55.95 MB
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Wager that you can show everyone something they have never seen and that after they have seen it, no one will ever see it again. Wager that someone cannot push a quarter through a dime-sized hole in a business card without tearing the paper. Bet that a spectator will not be able to catch a falling dollar bill that is held between their outstretched fingers. A professional magician shares tricks that will amaze and confound viewers — and maybe even win a couple of bucks in a friendly bar bet. More than 60 illustrated feats range from balancing a dime on the edge of a dollar bill to rolling a cue ball under a stick placed across a pool table. These quick tricks are easy to learn and can be performed with such everyday items as coins, pencils, and matchsticks.
Category: Games & Activities

Grandpa Magic

Author : Allan Zola Kronzek
ISBN : 9781523501052
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 35.29 MB
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From a professional magician and New York Times bestselling author, 116 tricks, stunts, and brainteasers that will engage the grandchildren and provide giggles, jaw-dropping awe , and wonderful memories. Guaranteed to make grandparenting even more fun, Grandpa Magic is sure to entertain—and crack up— the grandkids. From the old pull-a-quarter-from-behind-a-kid’'s-ear trick and “removing your thumb” to card tricks, stunts for the dinner table, and verbal puzzles that surprise and delight, there’s something for everyone. Step-by-step illustrations make them easy to learn.
Category: Games & Activities