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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks



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    Children and Other Wild Animals

    Brian Doyle 9780870717543

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The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, or How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated Our Understanding of War, Art, Science and the Huma by David Shenk
The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, or How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated Our Understanding of War, Art, Science and the Huma

Kate48, September 27, 2007

This is the second book I've read on the history of chess, and it certainly doesn't disappoint. . . the immortal game, played in 1851 by Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky is interspersed with rollicking facts and myths on the history of chess. Who knew history could make one laugh out loud? According to Shenk, Wilhelm Steinitz . . ."insisted that he had played chess with God over an invisible telephone wire. (God lost.)" This one certainly does. Well worth a read, and it might even inspire you to join in on the fight between two miniature kingdoms. Black or white?
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The Beckoners
The Beckoners

Kate48, April 12, 2007

Zoe is the new girl in town. She's a pretty much strong-willed girl but because she wants to fit in, she falls under the sway of Beck, the leader of the Beckoners. Angry Beck has a 'dark' secret, and she will hurt anyone who doesn't play by her rules. It takes all Zoe's courage and the help of her new friends to fight for what's right amidst and despite the bullies.
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