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Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals
Robert M. Pirsig
Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)
Jean Baudrillard, Sheila Faria Glaser
Leaven of Malice
Robertson Davies
The Salterton Trilogy
Robertson Davies
Effi Briest (Penguin Classics)
Theodor Fontane
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
Cases And Materials On The Law Of Torts
Robert M. Solomon
Public Law : Cases Materials and Commentary
Philip Bryden, Craik, Neil, Craig Forcese, Forcese, Craig
A Property Law Reader
Bruce H. Ziff

How To Play Good Opening Moves (Chess)

How To Play Good Opening Moves (Chess) - Edmar Mednis While How To Play Good Opening Moves is certainly a book for beginners and early intermediates, I felt that it wasn't rigorous enough to take command of the opening. When I was younger, the Queen's Gambit was my weapon of choice (nobody in my club was hypermodern enough to play the King's Indian, so they all countered with 1. ... d5), but I never knew how to equalize if Black accepted the gambit. Unfortunately, Mednis only devotes a paragraph to winning the pawn or fortifying one's position if Black accepts, so I never really became comfortable in that position. I suppose I shall have to dig up a book on the Queen's Gambit in order to bring me up to speed on modern d4 theory.