Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Chess Artist - 03 edition

Chess Artist (ISBN10: 031233396X; ISBN13: 9780312333966)
ISBN13: 978-0312333966
ISBN10: 031233396X

Summary: In the tiny Russian province of Kalmykia, obsession with chess has reached new heights. Its leader, a charismatic and eccentric millionaire/ex--car salesman named Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, is a former chess prodigy and the most recent president of FIDE, the world's controlling chess body. Despite credible allegations of his involvement in drug running, embezzlement, and murder, the impoverished Kalmykian people have rallied around their leader's obsession---chess is played on Kalmykian pri ...show moreme-time television and is compulsory in Kalmykian schools. In addition, Kalmyk women have been known to alter their traditional costumes of pillbox hats and satin gowns to include chessboard-patterned sashes.

The Chess Artistis both an intellectual journey and first-rate travel writing dedicated to the love of chess and all of its related oddities, writer and chess enthusiast J. C. Hallman explores the obsessive hold chess exerts on its followers by examining the history and evolution of the game and the people who dedicate their lives to it. Together with his friend Glenn Umstead, an African-American chessmaster who is arguably as chess obsessed as Ilyumzhinov, Hallman tours New York City's legendary chess district, crashes a Princeton Math Department game party, challenges a convicted murderer to a chess match in prison, and travels to Kalmykia, where they are confronted with members of the Russian intelligence service, beautiful translators who may be spies, seven-year-old chess prodigies, and the sad blight of a land struggling toward capitalism.

In the tradition ofThe Professor and the Madman,Longitude, andThe Orchid Thief, Hallman transforms an obsessive quest for obscure things into a compulsively readable and entertaining weaving of travelogue, journalism, and chess history.

...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: St. Martins Press, Inc.
Published: 11/14/2004
International: No



List Price: $19.99
Used $7.80
New  Currently Sold Out
Rental $11.99
Due back 12/19/2014
Rental
Save $8.00 (40%)
  • Free return shipping
  • In stock
  • 21-day satisfaction guarantee
CDs or access codes may not be included
Marketplace sellers starting at $1.99

20 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Chess Artist
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (20)  |  New (8)  |  Like New (1)  |  Very Good (3)  |  Good (6)  |  Acceptable (2)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$7.80
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$17.57
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
MotorCityBooks
Brownstown, MI
Seller Rating: 4.59
With pride from Motor City. All books guaranteed. Best Service, Best Prices.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Last Page Books-Columbus
Columbus, OH
Seller Rating: 4.87
2004 Paperback Good
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
One Planet Books
Columbia, MO
Seller Rating: 4.55
Ships same day or next business day! UPS expedited shipping available (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes). Used sticker & some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access ...show more code or dust jacket ...show less
$3.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Lane-Avenue
Columbus, OH
Seller Rating: 4.67
2004 Paperback Good : Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ...show moreaccess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$4.87
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Naperville
Naperville, IL
Seller Rating: 3
2004 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$7.49
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Naperville
Naperville, IL
Seller Rating: 3
2004 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$7.79
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
GreatBookPrices
Westminster, MD
Seller Rating: 4.19
Used, Acceptable Condition, may show signs of wear and previous use. Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.
$7.80
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Textbookcenter.com
Columbia, MO
Seller Rating: 4.63
Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access code or dust jacket.
$8.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Labyrinthbooks
Pennington, NJ
Seller Rating: 4.72
031233396X
$8.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Barbara Jordan NJ
little falls, NJ
Seller Rating: 4.89
New York, NY 2004 Trade paperback Very good. Very Good/ Next day shipping! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 352 p. Audience: General/trade.
Page:   1     2     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close