My 60 Memorable Games

Author: Bobby Fischer
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781849941044
Release Date: 2012-12-18
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

One of the most important chess books ever written, reissued in celebration of a chess genius, Bobby Fischer.The American takes the reader through 60 of his games, describing his thoughts, the intricacies behind his and his opponent's strategies, the tactical justification of moves and the psychological battle in each one. You'll find beautifully simple positional play next to out-of-this-world combinations that are just breathtaking. Fischer played nearly all of these games as a grandmaster so they are at the very highest level, but his lucid commentary makes every move and idea both accessible and understandable. Every player will learn huge amounts from this book. It is essential for each chess enthusiast, competitor and professional. The controversial alterations that were made to Bobby Fischer's words in the last edition have been omitted in this book, so only the author's own words are expressed, giving aa true insight into one of the most gifted, troubled and controversial minds of the 20th century.

Mathinna

Author: Richard Flanagan
Publisher:
ISBN: 385535135X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Aboriginal Tasmanians

Zwei Schauplätze: London, die größte Stadt der Erde und Tasmanien, eine Insel am Rand der Welt. Das Aborigine-Mädchen Mathinna ist sieben Jahre alt, als sie unfreiwillig in das Haus des Gouverneurs von Tasmanien und berühmten Polarforschers Sir John Franklin und seiner Frau Lady Jane kommt. Bald jedoch ist Lady Jane Mathinnas überdrüssig, das Mädchen fügt sich nicht. Als Sir John von seinem Posten abberufen wird, kommt Mathinna in ein berüchtigtes Waisenhaus und wird sich selbst überlassen. Jahre später ist Lady Jane wieder in London, Sir John inzwischen auf der Suche nach der Nordwest-Passage im Eis verschollen. Lady Jane wendet sich um Hilfe an Charles Dickens, den berühmtesten Engländer seiner Zeit. Ungeheuerliche Gerüchte sind im Umlauf, die Sir John und seiner Mannschaft Kannibalismus im Überlebenskampf vorwerfen. Undenkbar für den menschlichen Gipfel der Zivilisation. Charles Dickens soll seinen Einfluss geltend machen und den Gerüchten entgegentreten. Und Mathinna? Sie ist nun 17 Jahre alt, nirgends zu Hause und versucht doch die Balance zu halten am äußersten Rand der Welt.

Trophy Chess

Author: Larry Evans
Publisher: Ishi Press
ISBN: 4871878643
Release Date: 2010-05-01
Genre: Chess

Trophy Chess was one of Bobby Fischer's favorite books. He studied it with great care during his sudden appearance right after this tournament and his rapid rise to the top, culminating in his winning his first of eight US Chess Championships in 1957/58. It is nicely laid out and designed and is easy to read. In his famous "My 60 Memorable Games" Fischer later collaborated with Evans, who served as his second during his rise to the world championship and became one of America's best-selling chess authors with over 20 books to his credit. The book is called "Trophy Chess" because it is about a tournament for the gigantic Lessing J. Rosenwald Trophy. Lessing Julius Rosenwald (February 10, 1891 - June 24, 1979) was for years the Chairman of Sears Roebuck and Company. He was a wealthy man and became a patron of the arts, including chess, upon his retirement.

Adam Bede

Author: George Eliot
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783864037757
Release Date: 2012
Genre:

George Eliot, eigentlich Mary Anne Evans, (1819-1880) war eine englische Schriftstellerin. Sie zahlt zu den erfolgreichsten Autoren des viktorianischen Zeitalters. Ihre Romane wie Middlemarch und Die Muhle am Floss gehoren zu den Klassikern englischer Literatur. Reproduktion des Originals in neuer Rechtschreibung.