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The author begins with the evolution of the chessmen and traces their evolution as the game spread throughout the known World. A short introduction to chessmen from the earliest times is followed by chapters on the impact of Geography, Religion and politics on the design of the chessmen. In these pages, the reader will find fascinating photographs and sketches of the earliest known chessmen. The section on Chess in Art and Archeology by the late collector and accomplished Architect John F. Harbeson of Philadelphia will be of particular interest to the reader. His observation in is opening sentence: All forms of art, all manifestations of the creative impulse, record the life of the civilization which produced them, is very revealing and goes directly to the heart of this work. A chapter on famous Collectors and designers of chessmen, as well as sets owned by significant historical figures, such as Napoleon Bonaparte, along with some amusing anecdotes, makes for some light but interesting reading. There are even the scores of two games allegedly played by Napoleon. There are sections devoted to the crafting of chessmen in various media, including ceramics, metal, bone, ivory and wood. Some famous resorts, such as the Caf de la Rgence, are visited and their relevance to chess history explored. Interestingly, the oldest chess club in the United States seems to be the New York Chess Club which held its meetings at the Old City Hall in 1801, and the Athenaeum in Philadelphia, which still houses some of the chess artifacts from those early days. Donald M. Liddell was an authority on chess history and was also a chemical engineer.

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Donald M. Liddell
Publisher: Ishi Press
Release: 2008-06
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 0923891420

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Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal game-hunting taking place on the island. This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill - a local poacher, Fin's teenage intimate, and possessor of a long-buried secret. But when this reunion takes a violent, sinister turn and Fin puts together the fractured pieces of the past, he realizes that revealing the truth could destroy the future.

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Author: Hanzo Adem
Publisher: Demet Akbulut
Release: 2013-01-01
File: Pages
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Tara of Helium rose from the pile of silks and soft furs upon which she had been reclining, stretched her lithe body languidly, and crossed toward the center of the room, where, above a large table, a bronze disc depended from the low ceiling. Her carriage was that of health and physical perfection - the effortless harmony of faultless coordination. A scarf of silken gossamer crossing over one shoulder was wrapped about her body; her black hair was piled high upon her head. With a wooden stick she tapped upon the bronze disc, lightly, and presently the summons was answered by a slave girl, who entered, smiling, to be greeted similarly by her mistress. ""Are my father's guests arriving?"" asked the princess. ""Yes, Tara of Helium, they come,"" replied the slave. ""I have seen Kantos Kan, Overlord of the Navy, and Prince Soran of Ptarth, and Djor Kantos, son of Kantos Kan,"" she shot a roguish glance at her mistress as she mentioned Djor Kantos' name, ""and - oh, ..., many have come.""

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2017-02-25
File: 284 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781365783562

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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,3, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Angewandte Sprach-und Kulturwissenschaft in Germersheim), course: Proseminar, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Before taking part in the seminar "Introduction to American Ethnic Groups: Asian Americans," I had neither heard anything about the situation of Asians living in the United States nor could I define terms like Issei, Nisei, relocation camp or assembly center. Through reading "The Chessmen," looking for informatio n on Asian American internet sites, and the biography of Toshio Mori I got a first impression of this subject in general and I got some inside into the working conditions of Japanese gardeners working in the US in the 1930s. Before reading this seven page story I thought that it would be impossible to write sixteen pages about such a short piece of literature, but once I finished reading I realized that there is extraordinary depth to this subject. In my opinion, Toshio Mori's "The Chessmen" is more than a fictional text dealing with the struggle of two Japanese gardeners trying to keep their job in a nursery in California. The situation Toshio Mori focuses on reflects today's society and the way we have to behave in order to achieve something in life. I decided to base my essay on the facts that are important to fully understand his works, so I began with some background information and dealt with the biography of Toshio Mori and his topics of writing in general. Then I summarized the story. After writing an interpretation of "The Chessmen" I asked myself what the title of the story might have to do with the contents. Since the relation between George and Nakagawa-san mirrors Darwin's survival of the fittest I tried to transfer this idea into modern times. I ended my paper with a conclusion that states my own opinion about "The Chessmen."

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Author: Simone Zimmermann
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Release: 2011-12
File: 28 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783656068600

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THE FINAL VOLUME IN PETER MAY'S LANDMARK LEWIS TRILOGY "MAGICAL." --KIRKUS REVIEWS "UTTERLY ABSORBING." --BOOKLIST (STARRED REVIEW) "A PERFECTLY FORMED TRILOGY." --THE INDEPENDENT Living again of the Isle of Lewis, ex-Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is working as a security officer for a local landowner. While investigating illegal activity on the estate, Fin encounters his former childhood friend and bandmate, the elusive poacher Whistler Macaskill. When Fin catches up with Whistler among the windswept hills of the estate, the two witness a freak natural phenomenon--a bog burst--which drains a loch of all its water in a flash, revealing a mud-encased light aircraft with a sickeningly familiar moniker on its side. Both men immediately know what they will find inside: the body of Roddy Mackenzie, a friend whose flight disappeared more than seventeen years before. But when Whistler's face appears to register something other than shock, an icy chill of apprehension overtakes Fin. What secret has Whistler been hiding from him, and everyone else on the island?

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Peter May
Publisher: Quercus
Release: 2015-02-03
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781623656058

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In a thrilling adventure, a young sleuth and his professor friend are challenged to solve a riddle and win a fortune Professor Roderick Childermass may be the strangest person Johnny Dixon has ever met, but compared to his brother Peregrine, the professor is practically normal. Peregrine is a born trickster, and when he knows his death is near, he sends a letter promising the professor his entire $10,000,000 estate—assuming he can solve one final riddle. The professor feels that his brother is mocking him from beyond the grave. If Peregrine were alive, he says, he’d kill him. To crack the puzzle and claim the fortune, Johnny and the professor head north to the wild countryside of far-off Maine. They’ll find that the riddle is the least of their problems. To inherit the money, the professor must stay alive until the end of the summer, and since everyone in Maine seems to want Peregrine’s heir dead, survival will be no easy task. From the author of the Lewis Barnavelt novels, including The House with a Clock in Its Walls, the Johnny Dixon series is full of fun, adventure, and supernatural chills, along with “believable and likable characters” who are a delight to spend time with (The New York Times).

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Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Author: John Bellairs
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release: 2014-04-01
File: 114 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781497623347

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In this novel Burroughs focuses on a younger member of the family established by John Carter and Dejah Thoris, protagonists of the first three books in the series. The heroine this time is their daughter Tara, princess of Helium, whose hand is sought by the gallant Gahan, Jed (prince) of Gathol. Both Helium and Gathol are prominent Barsoomian city states. Tara meets Prince Gahan of Gathol, and is initially unimpressed, viewing him as something of a popinjay. Later she takes her flier into a storm and loses control of the craft, and the storm carries her to an unfamiliar region of Barsoom. After landing and fleeing from a pack of ferocious Banths (Martian lions), she is captured by the horrific Kaldanes, who resemble large heads with small, crab-like legs. The Kaldanes have bred a symbiotic race of headless human-like creatures called Rykors, which they can attach themselves to and ride like a horse. The Kaldanes imprison Tara, intending to fatten her up, then eat her. While imprisoned, Tara manages to win over one of the Kaldanes, Ghek, with her lovely singing voice.

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Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher:
Release: 2020-10-16
File: 666 Pages
ISBN-13: 9798696594293

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Genre: Foreign Language Study
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
Release: 2011-01-25
File: 27 Pages
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Why buy our paperbacks? Printed in USA on High Quality Paper Standard Font size of 10 for all books Fulfilled by Amazon Expedited shipping 30 Days Money Back Guarantee Unabridged (100% Original content) BEWARE OF LOW-QUALITY SELLERS Don't buy cheap paperbacks just to save a few dollars. Most of them use low-quality papers & binding. Their pages fall off easily. Some of them even use very small font size of 6 or less to increase their profit margin. It makes their books completely unreadable. About The Chessmen of Mars By Edgar Rice Burroughs The Chessmen of Mars is a science fantasy novel by American wrtier Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fifth of his Barsoom series. Burroughs began writing it in January, 1921, and the finished story was first published in Argosy All-Story Weekly as a six-part serial in the issues for February 18 and 25 and March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 1922. It was later published as a complete novel by A. C. McClurg in November 1922.

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Author: Edgar Rice Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher:
Release: 2017-01-06
File: 194 Pages
ISBN-13: 1542316901

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The Chessmen of Mars is a science fantasy novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fifth of his Barsoom series.

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Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher:
Release: 2020-10-09
File: 300 Pages
ISBN-13: 9798695468960

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