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A Sport and a Pastime

A Sport and a Pastime Author James Salter
ISBN-10 PSU:000066824886
Release 1995
Pages 180
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"A Sport and a Pastime is as nearly perfect as any American fiction I know," Reynolds Price wrote of James Salter's 1967 novel that tells of the mismatched love affair between Phillip Dean, a Yale dropout adrift in Europe, and Anne-Marie Costallat, a young French shopgirl. An erotic tour de force, licentious yet pure, it is also a hymn to provincial France and has been admired and quoted from since its first publication. Its stunning knowledge and insight have the power to change lives. It brings a kind of splendor to the life that refuses to bow to conven- tion or mores, and, like Cavafy's poems, evokes the illicit in a way that endows it with an astonishing beauty. Brilliantly written and overwhelming in its effect, it remains a triumph on every level.



British Sport a Bibliography to 2000

British Sport  a Bibliography to 2000 Author Richard Cox
ISBN-10 9781135287214
Release 2013-12-16
Pages 196
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Volume one of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.



Sport in Britain

Sport in Britain Author Richard William Cox
ISBN-10 0719025923
Release 1991
Pages 285
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Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes

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ISBN-10 NYPL:33433082422720
Release 1892
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The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes Yachting

The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes   Yachting Author Alfred E. Watson
ISBN-10 9781473341272
Release 2017-09-15
Pages 582
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Alfred E. Watson's second volume of "The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes: Yachting". It is comprised of a number of articles on the topic of yachting that vary in subject from notable yachting clubs to yachting around the world. This book is highly recommended for those with an interest in yachting and its history, and it would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "Royal Yachts and English Yacht Clubs", "Scottish Clubs", "Irish Clubs", "The Thames Club and Windermere", "Yachting on the Norfolk Broads", "Yachting in America", "Yachting in New Zealand", "Foreign and Colonial Yachting", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.



American National Pastimes A History

American National Pastimes   A History Author Mark Dyreson
ISBN-10 9781317572688
Release 2016-04-14
Pages 288
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When the colonies that became the USA were still dominions of the British Empire they began to imagine their sporting pastimes as finer recreations than even those enjoyed in the motherland. From the war of independence and the creation of the republic to the twenty-first century, sporting pastimes have served as essential ingredients in forging nationhood in American history. This collection gathers the work of an all-star team of historians of American sport in order to explore the origins and meanings of the idea of national pastimes—of a nation symbolized by its sports. These wide-ranging essays analyze the claims of particular sports to national pastime status, from horse racing, hunting, and prize fighting in early American history to baseball, basketball, and football more than two centuries later. These essays also investigate the legal, political, economic, and culture patterns and the gender, ethnic, racial, and class dynamics of national pastimes, connecting sport to broader historical themes. American National Pastimes chronicles how and why the USA has used sport to define and debate the contours of nation. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.



Burning the Days

Burning the Days Author James Salter
ISBN-10 9780307781710
Release 2011-02-16
Pages 400
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In this brilliant book of recollection, one of America's finest writers re-creates people, places, and events spanning some fifty years, bringing to life an entire era through one man's sensibility. Scenes of love and desire, friendship, ambition, life in foreign cities and New York, are unforgettably rendered here in the unique style for which James Salter is widely admired. Burning the Days captures a singular life, beginning with a Manhattan boyhood and then, satisfying his father's wishes, graduation from West Point, followed by service in the Air Force as a pilot. In some of the most evocative pages ever written about flying, Salter describes the exhilaration and terror of combat as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, scenes that are balanced by haunting pages of love and a young man's passion for women. After resigning from the Air Force, Salter begins a second life, becoming a writer in the New York of the 1960s. Soon films beckon. There are vivid portraits of actors, directors, and producers--Polanski, Robert Redford, and others. Here also, more important, are writers who were influential, some by their character, like Irwin Shaw, others because of their taste and knowledge. Ultimately Burning the Days is an illumination of what it is to be a man, and what it means to become a writer. Only once in a long while--Vladimir Nabokov's Speak, Memory or Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa--does a memoir of such extraordinary clarity and power appear. Unconventional in form, Burning the Days is a stunning achievement by the writer The Washington Post Book World said "inhabits the same rarefied heights as Flannery O'Connor, Paul Bowles, Tennessee Williams and John Cheever" --a rare and unforgettable book. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James Salter's All That Is.



Sports and Pastimes from the Punch Library of Humour

Sports and Pastimes from the Punch Library of Humour Author Hammerton
ISBN-10 9781445506692
Release 2010-06
Pages 310
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Originally published early 1900s. A well illustrated cavalcade of humour from a multitude of mainly English early sports and pastimes. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.



Baseball

Baseball Author George Vecsey
ISBN-10 9780307494061
Release 2008-12-24
Pages 272
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“Football is force and fanatics, basketball is beauty and bounce. Baseball is everything: action, grace, the seasons of our lives. George Vecsey’s book proves it, without wasting a word.” –Lee Eisenberg, author of The Number In Baseball, one of the great bards of America’s Grand Old Game gives a rousing account of the sport, from its pre-Republic roots to the present day. George Vecsey casts a fresh eye on the game, illuminates its foibles and triumphs, and performs a marvelous feat: making a classic story seem refreshingly new. Baseball is a narrative of America’s can-do spirit, in which stalwart immigrants such as Henry Chadwick could transplant cricket and rounders into the fertile American culture and in which die-hard unionist baseballers such as Charles Comiskey and Connie Mack could eventually become the tightfisted avatars of the game’s big-money establishment. It’s a celebration of such underdogs as a rag-armed catcher turned owner named Branch Rickey and a sure-handed fielder named Curt Flood, both of whom flourished as true great men of history. But most of all, Baseball is a testament to the unbreakable bond between our nation’s pastime and the fans, who’ve remained loyal through the fifty-year-long interdict on black athletes, the Black Sox scandal, franchise relocation, and the use of performance-enhancing drugs by some major stars. Reverent, playful, and filled with Vecsey’s charm, Baseball begs to be read in the span of a rain-delayed doubleheader, and so enjoyable that, like a favorite team’s championship run, one hopes it never ends. “Vecsey possesses a journalist’s eye for detail and a historian’s feel for the sweep of action. His research is scrupulous and his writing crisp. This book is an instant classic—— a highly readable guide to America’s great enduring pastime.” — The Louisville Courier Journal From the Hardcover edition.



Sports in American History 2E

Sports in American History  2E Author Gems, Gerald
ISBN-10 9781492526520
Release 2017-02-27
Pages 400
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Sports in American History: From Colonization to Globalization, Second Edition, journeys from the early American past to the present to give students a compelling grasp of the evolution of American sporting practices.



The Modern Library Dictionary of the English Language

The Modern Library Dictionary of the English Language Author Clarence Lewis Barnhart
ISBN-10 UCR:31210003960570
Release 1948
Pages 1432
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The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England

The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England Author Joseph Strutt
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044013524525
Release 1876
Pages 530
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Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the British Museum Library

Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the British Museum Library Author British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books
ISBN-10 UCAL:B5107016
Release 1931
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Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the Library of the British Museum in the Years

Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the Library of the British Museum in the Years    Author
ISBN-10 SRLF:AX0001471622
Release 1903
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The modern greyhound

The modern greyhound Author H. Edwards Clarke
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924000923908
Release 1949
Pages 222
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Glig gamena Angel deod

Glig gamena Angel deod Author Joseph Strutt
ISBN-10 KBNL:KBNL03000054239
Release 1801
Pages 302
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The Badminton Magazine of Sports and Pastimes

The Badminton Magazine of Sports and Pastimes Author Alfred Edward Thomas Watson
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112112129272
Release 1919
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