Chess Behind Bars

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John McKenna
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Re: Chess Behind Bars

Post by John McKenna » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:13 pm

Gordon Cadden wrote:
NickFaulks wrote:
Gordon Cadden wrote:John Healy was a vagrant
Isn't that racial abuse nowadays?
Would you prefer gentleman of the road, or hobo ?
'Hobo' is American English.

British English 'tramp' is more common here, or used to be, than 'vagrant'.

[Note that in American parlance a 'tramp' is a loose woman.]

As for "gentlemen of the road" that term was originally coined for mounted highwaymen.
The socially inferior infantry of the criminal fraternity were called 'footpads'.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: Chess Behind Bars

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:53 am

"Kevin, they haven't quoted your review!! "

The other reviewers were doubtless sent a copy of the book, and they supplied the publishers with the review. I bought the book and the publishers probably don't know I reviewed it. Or it could be that the other reviews are better written!

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Re: Chess Behind Bars

Post by Tim Harding » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:17 pm

To get back to the book in question, does it mention Claude Bloodgood?
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Re: Chess Behind Bars

Post by Richard James » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:50 pm

Tim Harding wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:17 pm
To get back to the book in question, does it mention Claude Bloodgood?
Yes, there are two pages on Bloodgood, most of which is taken up by an annotated game. Nothing on Raymond Weinstein, though. Nor on chess in Broadmoor.

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