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Title: The Legend of Korra. Book One: Air
By: Joaquim Dos Santos
Rare is the sequel that can equal the original, yet The Legend of Korra continues and deepens the alchemy of Eastern mythology, intriguing characters and spiritual adventure that made its predecessor, Avatar: The Last Airbender perhaps the greatest show of all time. As the avatar, headstrong Korra must bring about ... [Read more]
Posted by mcgrewg on Aug. 13, 2014
Tags: video, teen video
Title: Pawn Structure Chess
By: Andy Soltis
In 1749, Philidor called pawns "the soul of chess." Andy Soltis heeded this wisdom and organized his book not around the bewildering variety of openings, but around the handful of pawn structures that the openings reach at the mid-game. Here are archetypal positions to suit many temperaments: pugilist, assassin, architect, ... [Read more]
Posted by mcgrewg on Aug. 11, 2014
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