Most people claim to know how to play chess, yet all they do is move around a few pieces on the board with no strategy in mind.... This is where my book comes in handy. Without any complex terminology that other self-proclaimed chess experts preach, I´m going to show you how I annihilate my opponents 99 percent of the time. Whether you´re looking to play some casual games with your friends or you´re looking to step things up a notch and compete in a local league, these chess tactics, openers, and strategies will give you the competitive advantage you need to win. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Lovett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044837/bk_acx0_044837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln´s political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war. That Lincoln succeeded, Goodwin demonstrates, was the result of a character that had been forged by experiences that raised him above his more privileged and accomplished rivals. He won because he possessed an extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires. It was this capacity that enabled Lincoln as president to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to the task of preserving the Union and winning the war. We view the long, horrifying struggle from the vantage of the White House as Lincoln copes with incompetent generals, hostile congressmen, and his raucous cabinet. He overcomes these obstacles by winning the respect of his former competitors, and in the case of Seward, finds a loyal and crucial friend to see him through. This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln´s mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation´s history.
Legend has it that, in a few busy weeks in July 1789, a despotic king, his freeloading wife, and a horde of over-privileged aristocrats, were displaced and then humanely dispatched. In the ensuing years, we are told, France was heroically transformed into an idyll of Liberté, Egalité and Fraternité. In fact, as Stephen Clarke argues in his informative and eye-opening account of the French Revolution, almost all of this is completely untrue. In 1789 almost no one wanted to oust King Louis XVI, let alone guillotine him. While the Bastille was being stormed by out-of-control Parisians, the true democrats were at work in Versailles creating a British-style constitutional monarchy. The founding of the Republic in 1792 unleashed a reign of terror that caused about 300,000 violent deaths. And people hailed today as revolutionary heroes were dangerous opportunists, whose espousal of Liberté, Egalité and Fraternité did not stop them massacring political opponents and guillotining women for demanding equal rights. Going back to original French sources, Stephen Clarke has uncovered the little-known and rarely told story of what was really happening in revolutionary France, as well as what went so tragically and bloodily wrong.
Königin Luise von Preußen (1776-1810) ist unter den Fürstinnen ihrer Zeit ein herausragender Platz eingeräumt worden. Sie wurde bewundert von Goethe, Schiller, Heinrich von Kleist, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Carl Friedrich Zelter und selbst von Napoleon, ihrem politischen Gegner. In den Publikationen über ihr Leben und Wirken wurden bislang ihre Beförderungen der Künste entweder nur beiläufig betrachtet oder gar gering eingeschätzt. Da sie jedoch eine passionierte Sängerin und geübte Tänzerin war, Klavier, Gitarre und Harfe spielte, täglich mit der Literatur ihrer Zeit sich vertraut machte und am Konzert- sowie Theaterleben rege teilnahm, wird in diesem Buch erstmals anhand von Tagebüchern, Briefen und anderen Quellen ihr Können und Engagement detaillierter erschlossen. Sie vermochte es während der Jahre 1793 bis 1810 den Hof der Hohenzollern zu öffnen für das Sololied und den Chorgesang, für bürgerliche Tänze (z.B. den Walzer) und die Literatur der Weimarer Klassiker. Queen Luise of Prussia (1776-1810) occupies a prominent position among the royal women of her day. She was admired by Goethe, Schiller, Heinrich von Kleist, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Carl Friedrich Zelter, and even by Napoleon, her political opponent. Previous books about her life and work have given only cursory attention to her encouragement of the arts or have very much underestimated it. However, she was a passionate singer and practised dancer, played the piano, guitar and harp, kept in daily touch with the literature of the day and was an enthusiast for the theatre and concerts. For the first time this book uses diaries, letters and other original sources to reveal in detail the extent of her abilities and interest. Between 1793 and 1810 she opened the Hohenzollern court to solo and choral singing, to bourgeois dances (e.g. the waltz) and to the literature of Weimar classicism.
This book contains essential information, strategies, and tactics to help you start playing chess on a competitive level. It will help you learn how to evaluate board position and formulate game plans based on a systematic assessment of the game. It will teach you how to play the different types of opening and gain insight on their strengths and weaknesses. You will learn about different tactical motifs to attack and defeat your opponent. In addition, this book contains proven strategies in the opening, middlegame, and endgames that you can use instantly to start winning competitive games. Finally, for absolute beginners or chess hobbyists, this book will help you learn or revisit the basic rules of chess, algebraic notation, and the functions of each chess piece. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096269/bk_acx0_096269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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How to Jiu Jitsu for Beginners is oriented toward teaching basic jiu-jitsu techniques for self-defense. The book shows the user how to control stand up aspects of a fight as well as ground aspects. From a standing perspective, the audiobook will explain how to keep the distance in a fight as well as what type of takedowns an attacker may employ. The text outlines these takedowns in detail and show ways to avoid or counter these techniques. Users are instructed on how to perform these vary same takedowns, so that the defender can become the attacker should the need arise. On the ground, the audio outlines how to control an attacker who wants to harm the defender. Defense for stopping punches, how to control an attacker, and how to reverse positions, are all covered. How to Jiu Jitsu for Beginners also details how to attack on the ground, first from the back and then from top position. Finally, the section for ground work shows how to stand up quickly and effectively to get away from an opponent on the ground or to face a standing opponent. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark J Cayco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101063/bk_acx0_101063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Master the high-society game of whist! When you listen to How to Play Whist, you’ll be whisked away to a time of luxurious private clubs inhabited by 19th-century intellectuals. Invented in the 17th century, whist (the whisper game) was a favorite of Edmond Hoyle, the most famous name in card gaming. Though this game remains most popular in Britain, people around the globe enjoy this famous game. In this fascinating book, you’ll learn all the basics you need to sit down at the whist table: How to deal a hand of whist Whist gameplay mechanics and techniques The whist scoring system And much more! With this comprehensive guide, you can learn and play many variations of whist. You’ll discover a vast array of games like bid, solo, German, and Israeli whist - and even hearts! With the whist strategies in this compelling guide, you’ll soon master the basics and become a formidable player. You’ll find out how to work with your partner and use low cards to flush out your opponents’ high cards. This book explains how to estimate how many tricks you’ll win with aces, kings, and queens - and even how to count trumps! Don’t pass up this chance to enjoy the classic game of whist. Get your copy of How to Play Whist right away! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Forris Day Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114034/bk_acx0_114034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Master the ancient and modern game of chess! When you listen to How to Play Chess, you´ll discover a fascinating world of the mind! This comprehensive and lengthy book explains how all the chess pieces move in simple, easy-to-understand language. You´ll easily absorb the quirks of the game, such as the en passent rule and how important kings become in the later stages of play. From pawns to queens, you´ll know exactly how to follow the rules - and make the most of your favorite strategies! How to Play Chess introduces many popular beginner tactics you can use right away to impress your friends and improve your rankings. You´ll discover the various strategies appropriate for each phase of the game - beginning, middle, and endgame - and how to get an edge on your opponents! Inside, you´ll learn about chess masters from long ago - and meet the new masters. From William Steinitz and Magnus Carlsen to Garry Kasparov and Bobby Fisher, the chess world has created many fascinating and beautiful minds! This inspiring chess method for beginners helps you understand how to position your pieces in their ´´best squares´´ and create solid defenses. When it´s time to go on the offensive, you´ll enjoy thrilling attacks - and avoid your opponent´s counter-attacks. It´s time to win more games and have more fun! Don´t spend another minute wishing you could sit down at the chess table in the park and hold your own. Get your copy of How to Play Chess today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Forris Day Jr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081380/bk_acx0_081380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Though utterly absorbing and full of surprises, Magic: The Gathering is not a game that you can simply pick up and start playing. Aside from the intricacies of building a deck of cards, it´s essential to develop an understanding of the cards themselves, the structure of a match and the abilities and spells that are available for you to wield. These elements can seem utterly baffling at first, but there´s no need to let them put you off the idea of giving the game a go. If you are a fan of cerebral game play and inclined to take on a new challenge, Magic: The Gathering can be an engrossing hobby that will grow and evolve with your skill level for many years to come. This book is a basic but highly detailed guide to help beginners through the process of becoming immersed in the world of Magic: The Gathering. Within the book, you will learn the fundamentals of the game, from the stages of each turn during a standard match to the abilities listed on the cards and how to put a play deck together. Each section includes hints and tips that will provide even the greenest beginner with enough skill and understanding to enter their first battles with a good chance of prevailing over an opponent. Magic: The Gathering is a rewarding game that never unfolds the same way twice, so it´s well worth the effort of learning the ropes. Once you have listened to this guide aimed specifically at beginners, you will be primed and prepared to enter the multiverse. Download now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brandi Benger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073966/bk_acx0_073966_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.