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The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, Hörbuch,...
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Why has one game, alone among the thousands of games invented and played throughout human history, not only survived but thrived within every culture it has touched? What is it about its 32 figurative pieces, moving about its 64 black and white squares according to very simple rules, that has captivated people for nearly 1,500 years? Why has it driven some of its greatest players into paranoia and madness, and yet is hailed as a remarkably powerful intellectual tool? Nearly everyone has played chess at some point in their lives. Its rules and pieces have served as a metaphor for society, influencing military strategy, mathematics, artificial intelligence, and literature and the arts. It has been condemned as the devil´s game by popes, rabbis, and imams, and lauded as a guide to proper living by other popes, rabbis, and imams. Marcel Duchamp was so absorbed in the game that he ignored his wife on their honeymoon. Caliph Muhammad al-Amin lost his throne (and his head) trying to checkmate a courtier. Ben Franklin used the game as a cover for secret diplomacy. In his wide-ranging and ever-fascinating examination of chess, David Shenk gleefully unearths the hidden history of a game that seems so simple yet contains infinity. From its invention somewhere in India around 500 A.D., to its enthusiastic adoption by the Persians and its spread by Islamic warriors, to its remarkable use as a moral guide in the Middle Ages and its political utility in the Enlightenment, to its crucial importance in the birth of cognitive science and its key role in the aesthetic of modernism in 20th century art, to its 21st century importance in the development of artificial intelligence and use as a teaching tool in inner-city America, chess has been a remarkably omnipresent factor in the development of civilization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Adamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000902/bk_rand_000902_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The History of Chess als Buch von Duncan Forbes
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The History of Chess:From the Time of the Early Invention of the Game in India Till the Period of Its Establishment in Western and Central Europe Duncan Forbes

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A History of Chess als eBook Download von Yuri ...
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A History of Chess:From Chaturanga to the Present Day Yuri Averbakh

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A History of Chess als eBook Download von H.J.R...
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A History of Chess: H.J.R. Murray

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A Short History of Chess als eBook Download von...
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A Short History of Chess:Three Rivers Press Henry A. Davidson

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Singapore Chess: A History, 1945-1990 als eBook...
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Singapore Chess: A History, 1945-1990:A History, 1945â1990 Shashi Jayakumar, Olimpiu G Urcan

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The Immortal Game , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 484min
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Why has one game, alone among the thousands of games invented and played throughout human history, not only survived but thrived within every culture it has touched? What is it about its 32 figurative pieces, moving about its 64 black and white squares according to very simple rules, that has captivated people for nearly 1,500 years? Why has it driven some of its greatest players into paranoia and madness, and yet is hailed as a remarkably powerful intellectual tool? Nearly everyone has played chess at some point in their lives. Its rules and pieces have served as a metaphor for society, influencing military strategy, mathematics, artificial intelligence, and literature and the arts. It has been condemned as the devil´s game by popes, rabbis, and imams, and lauded as a guide to proper living by other popes, rabbis, and imams. Marcel Duchamp was so absorbed in the game that he ignored his wife on their honeymoon. Caliph Muhammad al-Amin lost his throne (and his head) trying to checkmate a courtier. Ben Franklin used the game as a cover for secret diplomacy. In his wide-ranging and ever-fascinating examination of chess, David Shenk gleefully unearths the hidden history of a game that seems so simple yet contains infinity. From its invention somewhere in India around 500 A.D., to its enthusiastic adoption by the Persians and its spread by Islamic warriors, to its remarkable use as a moral guide in the Middle Ages and its political utility in the Enlightenment, to its crucial importance in the birth of cognitive science and its key role in the aesthetic of modernism in 20th century art, to its 21st century importance in the development of artificial intelligence and use as a teaching tool in inner-city America, chess has been a remarkably omnipresent factor in the development of civilization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H. Mayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000780/bk_bkot_000780_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years , Hörbuch, Digit...
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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Elizabeth I: The Forgotten Years by John Guy, read by Alex Jennings. History has pictured Elizabeth I as Gloriana, an icon of strength and power - and has focused on the early years of her reign. But in 1583, when Elizabeth is 50, there is relentless plotting among her courtiers - and still to come is the Spanish Armada and the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. We have not, until now, had the full picture. This gripping and vivid portrait of her life and times - often told in her own words (and including details such as her love of chess and marzipan) - reveals a woman who was insecure, human (´You know I am no morning woman´), and unpopular even with the men who fought for her. This is the real Elizabeth, for the first time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000781/bk_pauk_000781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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From the Rapidan to Petersburg: The Overland Ca...
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The Overland Campaign that pitted Robert E. Lee against Ulysses S. Grant is one of the most famous campaigns of the Civil War, and perhaps its greatest chess match. While Grant sought to destroy Lee´s Army of Northern Virginia along the way to Richmond, Lee aimed to defend his capital while staying alert for a golden opportunity to strike a decisive blow against Grant´s Army of the Potomac. The result was an incredibly costly campaign that saw four major battles and near-continuous fighting in May and June, 1864. At the Battle of the Wilderness (May 5-7, 1864), Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee fought to a standstill in their first encounter, failing to dislodge each other despite incurring nearly 30,000 casualties between the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Despite the fierce fighting, Grant continued to push his battered, but resilient, army south, hoping to beat Lee´s army to the crossroads at Spotsylvania Court House, but Lee´s army beat Grant´s to Spotsylvania and began digging in, setting the scene for on and off fighting from May 8-21, which ultimately inflicted more casualties than the Battle of the Wilderness. In fact, with over 32,000 casualties among the two sides, it was the deadliest battle of the Overland Campaign. After Spotsylvania, Grant and Lee both raced to the next natural defensive line, the North Anna River. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin J. Sitten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038094/bk_acx0_038094_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Overland Campaign: The Battles of the Wilde...
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´´Grant and Lee were about as evenly matched in military talent as any two opposing generals have ever been. Grant´s strength was unwavering adherence to his strategic objective. He made mistakes, but the overall pattern of his campaign reveals an innovative general employing thoughtful combinations of maneuver and force to bring a difficult adversary to bay on his home turf. Lee´s strength was resilience and the fierce devotion that he inspired in his troops. He, too, made mistakes and often placed his smaller army in peril. But each time - Spotsylvania Court House and the North Anna River come to mind- he improvised solutions that turned bad situations his way.” - Gordon C. Rhea The Overland Campaign that pitted Robert E. Lee against Ulysses S. Grant is one of the most famous campaigns of the Civil War, and perhaps its greatest chess match. While Grant sought to destroy Lee´s Army of Northern Virginia along the way to Richmond, Lee aimed to defend his capital while staying alert for a golden opportunity to strike a decisive blow against Grant´s Army of the Potomac. The result was an incredibly costly campaign that saw four major battles and near continuous fighting in May and June 1864. At the Battle of the Wilderness (May 5-7, 1864), Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee had fought to a standstill in their first encounter, failing to dislodge each other despite incurring nearly 30,000 casualties between the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Despite the fierce fighting, Grant continued to push his battered but resilient army south, hoping to beat Lee’s army to the crossroads at Spotsylvania Court House, but Lee’s army beat Grant’s to Spotsylvania and began digging in, setting the scene for on and off fighting from May 8-21 that ultimately inflicted more casualties than the Battle of the Wilderness. In fact, with over 32,000 casualties among the two sides, it was the deadliest battle of the Overla... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124139/bk_acx0_124139_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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