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The Chessmen

The Chessmen
THE EXPLOSIVE FINALE IN THE MILLION-SELLING SERIES (LEWIS TRILOGY 3)

by Peter May

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-11-19
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0857382187
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE NAIL-BITING, BESTSELLING FINAL CHAPTER IN THE LEWIS TRILOGY 'One of the best regarded crime series of recent years' Independent 'Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth' New York Times PETER MAY: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT MURDER TO THE OUTER HEBRIDES THE NEW START 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. THE OLD FRIEND This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill - a local poacher, Fin's teenage intimate, and possessor of a long-buried secret. THE FINAL CHAPTER 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. LOVED THE LEWIS TRILOGY? Read Peter May's other Hebrides thrillers, COFFIN ROAD and I'LL KEEP YOU SAFE. LOVE PETER MAY? Buy his latest frontlist thriller, A SILENT DEATH

The Chessmen

The Chessmen
A Book

by Hanzo Adem

  • Publisher : kratos books
  • Release : 2013-01-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Chessmen

The Chessmen
The Lewis Trilogy

by Peter May

  • Publisher : Quercus
  • Release : 2015-02-03
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1623656052
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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?

The Chessmen of Mars

The Chessmen of Mars
A Book

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2017-02-25
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 1365783561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.""

Chessmen

Chessmen
A Book

by Donald M. Liddell,Sam Sloan,Frank Camaratta

  • Publisher : Ishi Press
  • Release : 2008-06
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780923891428
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Chessmen of Doom

The Chessmen of Doom
A Book

by John Bellairs

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2014-04-01
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 1497623340
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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).

Analysis of Toshio Mori the Chessmen

Analysis of Toshio Mori the Chessmen
A Book

by Simone Zimmermann

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2011-12
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 3656068607
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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."

The Chessmen of Mars (火星系列之活人棋子)

The Chessmen of Mars (火星系列之活人棋子)
A Book

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • Publisher : Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Release : 2011-01-25
  • Pages : 27
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Let's twist with Fats and the Chessmen

Let's twist with Fats and the Chessmen
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 195?
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Three Martian Novels: Thuvia, Maid of Mars. The Chessmen of Mars. The Master Mind of Mars

Three Martian Novels: Thuvia, Maid of Mars. The Chessmen of Mars. The Master Mind of Mars
A Book

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1962
  • Pages : 499
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Burroughs creates a fantastic Martian world and culture as he portrays a hidden city of dreams, the bodiless kaldanes, a mad scientist, and a living chess game

The Chessmen Thief

The Chessmen Thief
A Book

by Barbara Henderson

  • Publisher : Pokey Hat
  • Release : 2021-04-29
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9781911279853
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Win. Lose. Survive.I was the boy with a plan. Now I am the boy with nothing.From the moment 12-year-old Kylan hatches a plan to escape from his Norse captors, and return to Scotland to find his mother, his life becomes a dangerous game.The precious Lewis Chessmen pieces--which he helped carve--hold the key to his freedom, but he will need all his courage and wit to triumph against Sven Asleifsson, the cruellest Viking in the realm.One false move could cost him his life. Barbara Henderson has woven a thrilling origin story around the enduring mystery of the Lewis Chessmen, their creation in Norway, and how they ended up buried in the Hebrides before being discovered on Lewis in 1831.

The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked

The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked
A Book

by David Caldwell,Mark A. Hall,Caroline M. Wilkinson

  • Publisher : National Museums of Scotland
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 79
  • ISBN : 9781905267460
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A fascinating look at the discovery and background of the Lewis Chessmen collection as an accompanying publication to a touring exhibition showing 30 Chessmen - 24 from the British Museum and 6 from National Museums Scotland.

Chessmen

Chessmen
A Book

by Frank Greygoose

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1979
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780668047661
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thuvia, Maid of Mars, and The Chessmen of Mars

Thuvia, Maid of Mars, and The Chessmen of Mars
A Barsoom Novel

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them

Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them
A Book

by Nancy Marie Brown

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2015-09-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1466879130
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world. Harry played Wizard's Chess with them in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Housed at the British Museum, they are among its most visited and beloved objects. Questions abounded: Who carved them? Where? Nancy Marie Brown's Ivory Vikings explores these mysteries by connecting medieval Icelandic sagas with modern archaeology, art history, forensics, and the history of board games. In the process, Ivory Vikings presents a vivid history of the 400 years when the Vikings ruled the North Atlantic, and the sea-road connected countries and islands we think of as far apart and culturally distinct: Norway and Scotland, Ireland and Iceland, and Greenland and North America. The story of the Lewis chessmen explains the economic lure behind the Viking voyages to the west in the 800s and 900s. And finally, it brings from the shadows an extraordinarily talented woman artist of the twelfth century: Margret the Adroit of Iceland.

The Chessmen of Mars Annotated

The Chessmen of Mars Annotated
A Book

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release : 2020-09-20
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.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.

The Chessmen Of Mars - Publishing People Series

The Chessmen Of Mars - Publishing People Series
A Book

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-10-16
  • Pages : 666
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Chessmen Of Mars - Original Edition

The Chessmen Of Mars - Original Edition
A Book

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-11-14
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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, there were others, many have come." "The bath, then, Uthia," said her mistress. "And why, Uthia," she added, "do you look thus and smile when you mention the name of Djor Kantos?" The slave girl laughed gaily. "It is so plain to all that he worships you," she replied. "It is not plain to me," said Tara of Helium. "He is the friend of my brother, Carthoris, and so he is here much; but not to see me. It is his friendship for Carthoris that brings him thus often to the palace of my father."

The Chessmen Of Mars - Large Print Edition

The Chessmen Of Mars - Large Print Edition
A Book

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-11-14
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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, there were others, many have come." "The bath, then, Uthia," said her mistress. "And why, Uthia," she added, "do you look thus and smile when you mention the name of Djor Kantos?" The slave girl laughed gaily. "It is so plain to all that he worships you," she replied. "It is not plain to me," said Tara of Helium. "He is the friend of my brother, Carthoris, and so he is here much; but not to see me. It is his friendship for Carthoris that brings him thus often to the palace of my father."

Patents for inventions. Abridgments of specifications

Patents for inventions. Abridgments of specifications
A Book

by Patent office

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1871
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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