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Fun - by Paolo Bacilieri (Hardcover)

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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?
Number of Pages: 294
Genre: Games
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Author: Paolo Bacilieri
Language: English
Street Date: June 6, 2017
TCIN: 51551665
UPC: 9781910593257
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-0796
$16.96
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