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Fun

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In December 1913, the New York World newspaper published the first crossword in history. It appeared in their Sunday supplement, "Fun." A century later, this absorbing puzzle continues to attract (and infuriate) millions of devotees every day. But the world's most popular-and seemingly mundane-pastime has a surprising history, filled with intrigue and adventure.   Paolo Bacilieri's FUN transports us from turn-of-the-century New York to present-day Milan, taking in stories of ingenious puzzle makers, ardent solvers, and intellectual luminaries. Part detective story, part docudrama, and interlaced with a fiction of Bacilieri's own imagining, FUN questions the crossword's "harmless" status. Sure, it's fun-but could it also be a form of resistance, of cryptic communication, of espionage?

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Author(s):
Paolo Bacilieri
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
241x179x30
EAN-13:
9781910593257
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781910593257
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
294
Publisher:
SelfMadeHero

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In December 1913, the New York World newspaper published the first crossword in history. It appeared in their Sunday supplement, "Fun." A century later, this absorbing puzzle continues to attract (and infuriate) millions of devotees every day. But the world's most popular-and seemingly mundane-pastime has a surprising history, filled with intrigue and adventure.   Paolo Bacilieri's FUN transports us from turn-of-the-century New York to present-day Milan, taking in stories of ingenious puzzle makers, ardent solvers, and intellectual luminaries. Part detective story, part docudrama, and interlaced with a fiction of Bacilieri's own imagining, FUN questions the crossword's "harmless" status. Sure, it's fun-but could it also be a form of resistance, of cryptic communication, of espionage?

Author(s):
Paolo Bacilieri
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
241x179x30
EAN-13:
9781910593257
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781910593257
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
294
Publisher:
SelfMadeHero

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