October 28th, 2015 7:30 PM - 12 AMPhiladelphia

Public ticketed event at the Free Library of Philadelphia | “Winter is Coming” Book Tour

Garry Kasparov | Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped (A)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 7:30PM

Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15 General Admission, $7 Students

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“One of the most formidable brains of our era” (The Washington Post), chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov was the world’s #1 ranked player from 1986 until his retirement in 2005. Since then he has dedicated himself to establishing free and fair elections in his Russian homeland as the founder of the United Civil Front opposition coalition. A candidate for the presidency of Russia in 2008, Kasparov has since been named Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation and has participated in numerous other political causes. He is the bestselling author of How Life Imitates Chess, a chess-based primer on successful decision-making. In Winter is Coming, Kasparov urges the world to stand against Russia’s current head of state.
In conversation with Dick Polman, “Writer in Residence” at the University of Pennsylvania, and national political columnist at WHYY’s Newsworks.org


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