Renowned classics and hidden gems alike congregate in this exceptional manual of card playing.
Written by longtime tutor and enthusiast of cards, Bernard Trevelyan, this book impeccably details dozens of classic card games. Well-known and world famous examples such as Whist and Cribbage receive detailed guidance and strategic discussion, while several hidden gems no longer commonly played likewise feature. Variations and clever interpretations also feature, encouraging the budding player to conjure his own playing quirks and methodology.
Richly written with lucidity and clarity, this book is comfortably successful in conveying the author's passion for cards. In obtaining this title, both the eager beginner and curious veteran eager to learn the workings of sometimes forgotten classic card games will be impressed and spurred to understanding.
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This book is a collection of the author's thoughts about the humanity-endangering disease, the HI Virus (HIV), which is generally believed to be the cause of the Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome, (AIDS). The poems are presented in terms of everyday experiences, and issues with which the general public can easily relate. It makes use of easy-to-understand words to bring home the reality of the disease, and the need to take precautions. It goes beyond playing games and politics. It goes beyond the belief that it is an intention to scare and discourage young people from having intimate sexual relationships before marriage. Spread the word, not the disease.
"Playing It Straight: Art and Humor in the Gilded Age" offers a stunning new look at late-nineteenth-century American art, and demonstrates the profound role humor played in determining the course of culture in the Gilded Age. By showing how complex humorous strategies such as deadpan and burlesque operate in a range of media - from painting and sculpture to chromolithography and architectural schemes - Greenhill examines how ambitious artists like Winslow Homer and Augustus Saint-Gaudens rethought the place of humor in their work and devised strategies to both conform to and slyly undermine developing senses of "serious" culture. Exhibiting an awareness of the emerging requirements of serious art but maintaining an investment in humor, they played it straight.
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