The History, Theory and Practice of the Classic Bishop Sacrifice
Author: Jon Edwards
Publisher: Russell Enterprises Incorporated
Four hundred years ago, an Italian chess master, Gioachino Greco, discovered an extraordinary bishop sacrifice on h7 that often leads to checkmate or a significant material advantage. More amazing still, he recorded the idea! This book chronicles the history of that idea, what many have come to call the Classic Bishop sacrifice, from its discovery and formative years through its remarkably complex uses in modern chess. During the past century, several annotators have attempted to explain the circumstances under which the sacrifice works, and when it doesnt. Edwards reviews their efforts and, in a spectacular ninth chapter, provides a modern classification. His taxonomy of the sacrifice is comprehensive and full of pleasant surprises for beginners and even accomplished masters. This book represents a thematic approach to chess tactics and strategy. Careful readers will suddenly discover that they are able, quickly and accurately, to see 5-10 moves or more ahead in these lines. Here you will find hundreds of carefully annotated games. Learn from brilliant moves and strategies; and take full advantage of others instructive mistakes.
Author: Jen Williams
Publisher: Hachette UK
Part I of THE COPPER PROMISE, the first in the exhilarating British Fantasy Award-nominated Copper Cat Trilogy. Epic fantasy for fans of Robin Hobb and Jay Kristoff's Nevernight series. 'A fast-paced and original new voice in heroic fantasy' Adrian Tchaikovsky , author of Children of Time It is said that the Citadel is haunted, and that anyone foolish enough to enter will never return. When a mysterious nobleman offers them a small fortune to explore its depths, sellswords Wydrin and Sebastian decide they can afford to be a little foolish - it's a chance for adventure, riches, and they might even have a tale or two to tell in the tavern afterwards. But they will soon discover that sometimes there is truth in rumour... The complete novel, THE COPPER PROMISE, is available from Headline in Paperback and Ebook
Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things
Author: Graham Harman
Publisher: Open Court
In Guerrilla Metaphysics, Graham Harman develops further the object-oriented philosophy first proposed in Tool-Being. Today’s fashionable philosophies often treat metaphysics as a petrified relic of the past, and hold that future progress requires an ever further abandonment of all claims to discuss reality in itself. Guerrilla Metaphysics makes the opposite assertion, challenging the dominant "philosophy of access" (both continental and analytic) that remains quarantined in discussions of language, perception, or literary texts. Philosophy needs a fresh resurgence of the things themselves—not merely the words or appearances themselves. Once these themes are adapted to the needs of an object-oriented philosophy, what emerges is a brand new type of metaphysics—a "guerrilla metaphysics."
The World Deceived : Homer's Guide to Pergamum: Resolve an Ancient Mystery at Bergama and Truva in Western Turkey
Author: John Lascelles
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Bergama (Turkey)
The Greeks deceived the Romans about the site of Troy and time of the Trojan War to save their people from blood feud, revenge and genocide. Scholars have fallen victim to this deception after the fall of the Roman Empire had removed its purpose. These insights come from over 30 years of study of ancient history and the problem of Troy. Historians and archaeologists are wasting time and resources in seeking Troy in the wrong place and time. Controversy boiled over into fisticuffs at a symposium in February 2002 at Germany's Tubingen University. Professor Frank Kolb led a team contesting the interpretation of findings by Professor Manfred Korfmann at the supposed location of Troy at Hisarlik in Turkey. Korfmann presented his views with computer-generated reconstructions in a BBC-TV Documentary produced by Aidan Laverty. I propose that Homer's acropolis of Ilios became the famous Acropolis of Pergamum when reoccupied by the Attalid dynasty from 281-133 BC. Troy, the lower town, was located at the citadel hill of Musalla Mesarik rising from the oldest part of the town of Bergama in Turkey. Bergama is the Turkish corruption of the Greek name Pergamon. The Attalid dynasty of Hellenistic times rebuilt on the Acropolis Ilios. They began at the highest level of the Trojan Acropolis, called Pergamos in Homer's Iliad. Disappointed with his small "Troy" at Hisarlik, Heinrich Schliemann toured the Troad to seek another site to fit. He turned north from Edremit. Had he set eyes on Pergamum, he could have found the real Ilios and Troy only 75 miles away from his false "Troy." Archaeology struggles to defend his identification. Pergamum is the greatest acropolis east of the Aegean Sea. Only Acrocorinth to the west of the Sea rivals its size. I show that ordinary tourists can find every feature around Bergama that Homer mentions in the Iliad and Odyssey.
Author: AJ Cronin
Publisher: Rosetta Books
A groundbreaking novel of its time and a National Book Award winner: “[A] fine, honest, and moving a study of a young doctor” (Atlantic Monthly). The Citadel follows the life of Andrew Manson, a young and idealistic Scottish doctor, as he navigates the challenges of practicing medicine across interwar Wales and England. Based on A.J. Cronin’s own experiences as a physician, this book boldly confronts traditional medical ethics, and has been noted as one of the inspirations for the formation of the National Health Service. This story has been adapted into several successful film, radio, and television productions around the world, including the Oscar-nominated 1938 film starring Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson, and Rex Harrison. “One of the most popular authors in the English speaking world.” —The New York Times
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
Shamsi, a beautiful but penniless entertainer, is haunted by a childhood tragedy that changed her life. She hides behind silken veils, praying to escape the desires of men. And keeps her secret close to her heart. Lord Karim, military advisor to the emperor, is bound to put duty above all else, even the desires of his heart. Though he loves Shamsi, his soul-mate, she is destined for another. The man Karim serves. It is not the only obstacle to their union. Shamsi is Hindu, a commoner. Karim is a Christian nobleman. Shamsi is Rajput; Karim a Moghul. And he hides a secret of his own. Can love survive the truth? Or will the fire of their passion leave only ashes?
The Dark Citadel Books 1-3
Author: Michael Wallace
Publisher: Balsalom Publishing
The Dark Citadel: When a dark wizard takes control of Balsalom and forces young queen Kallia into marriage, slave boy Darik bands with griffin riders and knights to defend their city. The Free Kingdoms: The Dark Wizard marches against the Free Kingdoms while a wizard, warrior prince, and a freed slave boy mount a heroic defense. A young queen struggles behind enemy lines to keep her city free from the enemy's grasp. The Golden Griffin: The dark wizard's dragons attack the griffin riders in their aeries. With her father dead, the young leader of the griffin riders must venture into the northern wilds to tame the powerful and elusive golden griffin. If she fails, her people will be scattered and destroyed. The first three volumes of The Dark Citadel fantasy series by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Michael Wallace. Key words: sword, fantasy, epic fantasy, wizard, magic, griffins, dragon.
Urth: Book of the New Sun
Author: Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Hachette UK
Severian the Torturer continues his epic journey across the lands of Urth, carrying with him the Claw of the Conciliator and the great sword, Terminus Est. All his travels are leading towards a destiny that he dare not refuse . . . Winner of the John W. Campbell Award for best novel, 1984
Author: Kate Mosse
Publisher: Harper Collins
Combining the rugged action of Labyrinth with the haunting mystery of Sepulchre, #1 bestselling author Kate Mosse’s eagerly awaited Citadel is a mesmerizing World War II story of daring and courage, in which a group of determined women fighting for the French Resistance risk their lives to save their homeland . . . and protect astonishing secrets buried in time. France, 1942. In Carcassonne, a colorful historic village nestled deep in the Pyrenees, a group of courageous women are engaged in a lethal battle. Like their ancestors who fought to protect their land from Northern invaders seven hundred years before, these members of the resistance—codenamed Citadel—fight to liberate their home from the Nazis. But smuggling refugees over the mountains into neutral territory and sabotaging their German occupiers at every opportunity is only part of their mission. These women must also protect an ancient secret that, if discovered by their ruthless enemies, could change the course of history. A superb blend of rugged action and haunting mystery, Citadel is a vivid and richly atmospheric story of love, faith, heroism, and danger—and a group of extraordinary women who dare the impossible to survive.
The First Indian Wintering in Antarctica
Author: S. S. Sharma
Publisher: New Age International Limited Publishers
The Book Deals With India`S Epoch-Making, Daring Sicentific Adventure To The Icy Continent Of Antarctica In 1984 To Set Up Dakshin Gangotri, India`S First Wintering Base. It Is Illustrated With Coloured Photographs And Maps. Condition Good.
Book 1: 1,111 One-Move Mates
Author: Jon Edwards
Publisher: SCB Distributors
Train Your Brain to Recognize Checkmates! This first book in the Mastering Mate series presents a challenge for players relatively new to chess and for readers seeking a novel and interesting set of puzzles. Books on chess tactics can overwhelm beginners and young learners. These relatively simple, carefully chosen exercises serve to illustrate the wide variety of examples of checkmate, as well as showing off the harmonious cooperation of chess pieces delivering the final blow. You will certainly learn what checkmate is and how to deliver it. And you will learn how chess pieces can coordinate their influence on the board. Every one of the 1,111 positions in this book is from an actual game. Each position has a single, unique solution. And all of the solutions have been carefully checked. Most of these problems are relatively easy, but not all of them! Indeed, many involve solutions are not completely obvious. In fact, some of the masters who played these games actually missed the mates! With Mastering Mates 1, you will fine tune your checkmate radar, with greater success and enjoyment of the royal game sure to follow!
The Symphony of Ages
Author: Elizabeth Haydon
Publisher: Tor Books
The long awaited seventh book in Elizabeth Haydon's critically-acclaimed epic fantasy series, the Symphony of Ages. The war that they had feared is now upon them. Ashe and Rhapsody, leaders of the Cymrian Alliance, are gathering their allies to combat the machinations of Talquist, who will soon be crowned emperor of Sorbold. Gwydion Navarne remains by Ashe's side. Anborn, Lord Marshal, has taken to the field. And Rhapsody has been forced into hiding to protect the life of her infant son. The Merchant Emperor of Sorbold has unintentionally allied himself with a pair of demons and has begun targeting the dragons that remain on the Middle Continent. Talquist will stop at nothing until the Cymrians are wiped out and the entire continent and the rest of the Known World is under his rule. Assailed by danger from all sides, surrounded by lies and intrigue, Rhapsody is left with one undeniable truth: if their forces are to prevail, she must join the war herself, wielding the Daystar Clarion, an ancient weapon whose power is nearly unparalleled. As she struggles to reconcile her duties as a mother and ruler, a danger far more devastating than Talquist is stirring beneath the surface of the land itself. In The Merchant Emperor, beloved characters are forced to make soul shattering sacrifices. Bestselling author Elizabeth Haydon has delivered a breathtaking seventh installment to the Symphony of Ages. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Richard Réti
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Chess in the Digital Age
Author: Jon Edwards
Publisher: Russell Enterprises Incorporated
ChessBase Step-by-Step There s a general recognition among chess players at all levels that the ChessBase software application is critical for serious chess improvement, but many chess players are intimidated by the software. Now, for the first time, former U.S. correspondence champion Jon Edwards has created real-life scenarios that focus upon why the software is so important for chess players of every class, along with clear explanations of how to use ChessBase. The author will show you how, with ChessBase: (1) Opening preparation is quick, comprehensive, fully-up-to-date, and effective; (2) You can quickly locate and review important games in every opening, middlegame type, and endgame; (3) You can instantly see what worldwide engines think about most opening and many middlegame positions; (4) You can instantly see where you and your opponents erred; (5) You can reliably prepare chess books for publication in print or on the web And much, much more! There is in fact no aspect of using ChessBase which Edwards does not cover. It is all here, and all in one volume! Know simply that ChessBase is instrumental to every aspect of chess. This book explains how the software can help you to improve your play, your learning, your teaching, your writing, or simply your love of and enthusiasm for the game. Jon Edwards explains all that you will need to know with concrete examples and simple instructions. After that, how strong a chess player, how good a chess teacher, how good a chess author you become is truly up to you."
Author: Dorothy Evelyn Smith
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