The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9780898702743

Category: Religion

Page: 600

View: 6364

The topics of the 150 columns in the volume include: "The Real Problem with Religious Toleration", "The Modern Longing for Slavery", "America in a Rut", "The Ku Klux Klan and American Conservatism", "An Artist's Satire on War", "The Monster Called Man". Volumes 27 through 37 are collected columns from The Illustrated London News Most of the weekly articles Chesterton wrote for The Illustrated London News have never been printed in book form until Ignatius Press undertook to do the collected works. These volumes contain all of Chesterton's columns in The Illustrated London News, beginning in 1905. The great majority have never appeared in book form. Chesterton lovers will be delighted to find this treasure filled with jewels quite the match of his best writing.


The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism to Al-Qaeda

Author: Robert Wallace,H. Keith Melton,Henry R. Schlesinger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440635304

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 2683

An unprecedented history of the CIA's secret and amazing gadgetry behind the art of espionage In this look at the CIA’s most secretive operations and the devices that made them possible, Spycraft tells gripping life-and-death stories about a group of spytechs—much of it never previously revealed and with images never before seen by the public. The CIA’s Office of Technical Service is the ultrasecret department that grappled with challenges such as: What does it take to build a quiet helicopter? How does one embed a listening device in a cat? What is an invisible photo used for? These amazingly inventive devices were created and employed against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions—including the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and continuing terrorist threats. Written by Robert Wallace, the former director of the Office of Technical Service, and internationally renowned intelligence historian Keith Melton, Spycraft is both a fantastic encyclopedia of gadgetry and a revealing primer on the fundamentals of high-tech espionage. “The first comprehensive look at the technical achievements of American espionage from the 1940s to the present.”—Wired “Reveals more concrete information about CIA tradecraft than any book.”—The Washington Times “This is a story I thought could never be told.”—JAMES M. OLSON, former chief of CIA counterintelligence From the Trade Paperback edition.

Are We There Yet?

Virtual Travel and Victorian Realism

Author: Alison Byerly

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472051865

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 9191

An unusual approach to the Victorian phenomenon of virtual travel and realism through the lens of contemporary conceptualizations of media and its effects

Dimensionen der Moderne

Festschrift für Christof Dipper

Author: Ute Schneider,Lutz Raphael,Sonja Hillerich

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631572986

Category: History

Page: 737

View: 1783

Alle Studien dieser Festschrift fur Christof Dipper befassen sich mit der Frage der Moderne als Deutungsmuster in den Geschichts- und Sozialwissenschaften. Ziel ist es, Mosaiksteine fur eine Theorie der Moderne zu liefern. Neben theoretischen und historiografischen Uberlegungen stehen zahlreiche Beitrage, die einzelne Aspekte der Moderne oder Modernisierungsprozesse untersuchen. Das Spektrum der Landerstudien ist breit und reicht von Deutschland bis nach Italien, Grossbritannien und Schweden. Insbesondere vor dem Hintergrund aktueller Debatten um multiple modernities werden auch globale Prozesse und Entwicklungen nicht vernachlassigt. Untersuchungen zu den USA, Japan und dem asiatischen Raum bieten entsprechende Perspektiven des Vergleichs."

Paul Morphy

Sein Leben und Schaffen

Author: Max Lange

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3941670042


Page: 324

View: 3461

The Oxford Companion to Chess

Author: David Hooper,Kenneth Whyld

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Law

Page: 483

View: 2513

An alphabetical guide to the game of chess includes entries for famous players, named openings, laws, strategies, chess and computers, chess in art and literature, and the origins of the board and pieces

The Steinitz Papers

Letters and Documents of the First World Chess Champion

Author: William Steinitz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786411931

Category: Games

Page: 325

View: 733

Long known as one of the greatest chess masters of the nineteenth century, William Steinitz is recognized as the first world champion. More exactly (and thanks to the efforts of the author of this book) he has been officially acknowledged as the first American world chess champion. Luckily for chess scholars, many letters and postcards survive written by Steinitz and his associates, friends and foes. After years of research, numerous personal contacts with people on three continents, and unflagging efforts to acquire any and all known letters to and from Steinitz, the author here presents in their own words a remarkable account of Steinitz and his contemporaries in the chess world of over a century ago. Notable personalities that write or are written about include Lasker, Pillsbury, Zukertort, Bird, Blackburne, Janowski, Tschigorin and Winawer. Each original letter, postcard, scrapbook item, newspaper or chess magazine article or other writing (including three lengthily-negotiated match play agreements) is described along with details of location, ownership, and circumstances of discovery. It is then printed, nearly always in full, in English (many translated from their original German by Landsberger). The author provides a running commentary on the letters and documents, which are generally chronological in arrangement, putting them in context and remarking the significance of certain points made in them. A biographical dictionary at the back of the book offers information about all the many figures who received, sent, or were mentioned in the documents or letters. Some of the games accompanying some of the letters are annotated by modern grandmaster Andy Soltis (Steinitz's annotations and insights also accompany some). Each game is illustrated. Facsimiles of some of the letters are provided.

How to Play the Opening in Chess

Author: Raymond D. Keene,David N. L. Levy

Publisher: B.T. Batsford

ISBN: 9780713471151

Category: Chess

Page: 162

View: 7609

A single-volume guide to playing various chess openings. It explains the ideas behind each major opening so that the reader can establish a feel for the positions which arise, and consequently will be confident of dealing with them in practical play.

Handbuch Des Schachspiels Von P. R. Von Bilguer

Author: Paul Rudolf Von Bilguer,Tassilo Von Der Lasa,Sam Sloan

Publisher: Ishi Press

ISBN: 9780923891404

Category: Games

Page: 720

View: 405

This is probably the most famous chess book ever written and is certainly the most influential chess book ever written. Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (21 September 1815 - 16 September 1840) was a German chess master and chess theoretician from Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg-Schwerin. He was regarded as one of the strongest chess players in the world when he lived, Tragically, Bilguer died on 16 September 1840 just before reaching his 25th birthday, so his great promise was never realized except though this book. Von Der Lasa continued his work and it was published in 1843. Bilguer is listed as the sole author and Von Der Lasa appears only as the author of the Introduction, but it is widely believed that much of the work was by Von Der Lasa, especially because of other contributions by Von Der Lasa to chess literature later on. The work presented here is the 1880 edition. It is of interest to tournament chess players because it is filled with opening traps and tricks which have long since been forgotten and have been dropped from the opening books. There is available a Jahre 1916-1929 edition but that would be of much less interest than this 1880 original. This book is the equivalent of Modern Chess Openings, but for the 19th Century. Like Modern Chess Openings, it is packed with long columns and lines of analysis. It is in German but that should not prove a problem because, like Chess Informant, it is multi-lingual. All one needs to do is remember that D = Queen, S = Knight, T = Rook and L = Bishop.

Wiener Schach-Zeitung

Author: Ernest Falkbeer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Chess

Page: N.A

View: 4486

Palace of the People

The Crystal Palace at Sydenham 1854-1936

Author: Jan Piggott


ISBN: 9781850657279

Category: Exhibition buildings

Page: 230

View: 6359

This book traces the rise and fall of what became known as 'The People's Palace', the Crystal Palace at Sydenham in South London.

A Game at Chess

Thomas Middleton

Author: Thomas Middleton,T. H. Howard-Hill

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719016349

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

View: 4166

For many years Middleton's "A Game at Chess" was more notorious than read, considered rather a phenomenon of theatrical history than a pre-eminent piece of dramatic writing. "A Game at Chess" was a nine days' wonder, an exceptional play of King James' reign on account of its unprecedented representation of matters of state usually forbidden on the stage. The King's Men performed the play uninterruptedly between 5th and 14th August, 1624 at their Globe Theatre, attracting large audiences, before the Privy Council closed the theatre by the King's command. More recently, growing interest in the connections of economics and politics with authorship have promoted readings that locate the play so firmly within its historical context as propaganda that, again, its worthwhile literary and theatrical qualities are neglected. In writing "A Game at Chess", Middleton employed the devices of the neoclassical comedy of intrigue within the matrix of the traditional oral play. What might have seemed old-fashioned allegory was rejuvenated by his adoption of the fashionable game of chess as the fiction within which the play was set. The product of Middleton's experienced craftsmanship is at once deceptively simple and surprisingly complex.

The Illustrated History of Magic

Author: Milbourne Christopher

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers


Category: History

Page: 484

View: 627

Traces the history of magic and magicians, from sorcerer-priests in ancient Egypt to modern magicians such as Houdini and David Copperfield

Die Grossmeister des Schach

Author: Harold C Schonberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9784871875899

Category: Games

Page: 320

View: 8102

Die Grossmeister des Schach Wie sie spielten, wer sie waren, und königliche Spiel zu höchster Vollendung brachten Von Genies, Geistesheroen und Sonderlingen berichtet diese Geistes- und Kultur- geschichte des Schach