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Chess Bitch: Women In The Ultimate Intellectual Sport

Shahade, Jennifer

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ISBN 10: 189008509X / ISBN 13: 9781890085094
Edité par Siles Pr
Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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189008509X Signed and inscribed by author on title page. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book is in excellent condition, text is unmarked and pages are tight. N° de réf. du libraire 31326

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Titre : Chess Bitch: Women In The Ultimate ...

Éditeur : Siles Pr

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

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Through interviews with and observations of young women chess players, Shahade, the 2004 US Women's Chess Champion, offers a look at the gender bias in the extremely competitive world of chess. She also introduces readers to a fascinating cast of characters, including the Polgar sisters, who refused to play in separate women's tournaments, and the current Women's World Champion, Antoaneta Stefanova. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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"One woman’s fascinating true story of the life of a champion chess player. All women should take up the challenge and pick up a board! Chess anyone?" —Yoko Ono

"With crisp prose and a hypnotic rhythm, Shahade runs us through a vast range of colorful, affirming characters. Chess Bitch is a worldwide trot in search of a common humanity, a precise critique and a wild ride that transcends its own subject." —J.C. Hallman, author of The Chess Artist: Genius, Obsession, and the World’s Oldest Game

"She speaks playfully and provocatively on chess as meditation, as art and as philosophy passion can be more interesting than genius, and the importance of sexy."—The Philadelphia Independent

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