Browsing posts tagged: Sports & Recreation
The Everything Pool & Billiards Book

The Everything Pool & Billiards Book features practical information on: Breaking, positioning, developing technique, sinking difficult shots, playing the table, pool etiquette and sportsmanship.

The Tigers: the Terrible Trainer

Mr Bawl is called in as the coach substitute, but he is mean and shouts a lot. He makes the Tigers feel awful. How can they get rid of him and find a coach who will ensure they can win?

The Best Loved Game

‚It is now thirty-five years since Geoffrey Moorhouse wrote his cricket classic The Best Loved Game, which also seems unimaginable, but only because it feels like last week. Even so, in that time the game has changed, in many respects beyond recognition, which makes the book more valuable than ever – as an elegy for […]

Eyes on the Sporting Scene, 1870-1930

Helms Hall of Fame's brothers William M. and Andrew B. "June" Rankin lived exciting lives covering sports for papers like the New York Sunday Mercury, New York Herald, New York World, Brooklyn Daily Eagle and New York Clipper from 1870 to 1930. Playing for amateur and semiprofessional Rockland County (N.Y.) clubs in the mid-1860s through […]

Rodney Hartman – The Show Must Go On

Rodney Hartman was all things to sports journalism: informed and knowledgeable writer, editor, teacher, biographer, mentor, sounding board and confidant. When the news came on the morning of the 19th of May 2010 that he had lost his long battle with cancer, tributes began to pour in from all who had known and respected him. […]

Sometimes They Even Shook Your Hand

John Schulian, a much-honored sportswriter for nearly forty years, takes us back to a time when our greatest athletes stood before us as human beings, not remote gods. In this compelling collection, Schulian paints prose portraits to remind fans of what today’s cloistered stars won’t share with them.Here, Willie Mays remembers how to smile in […]

Gentlemen and Blackguards

Men, money, duelling and murder: welcome to the infamous Derby race of 1844 and the gambling mania that gripped early 19th century Britain.This is a tale of money, gambling and sporting obsession; of rogues and rascals, outrageous criminality, aristocratic complacency, and a gripping investigation to expose the most audacious sporting plot of the age. In […]

Walk the Lines

The only way to truly discover a city, they say, is on foot. Taking this to extremes, Mark Mason sets out to walk the entire length of the London Underground – overground – passing every station on the way.In a story packed with historical trivia, personal musings and eavesdropped conversations, Mark learns how to get […]

The Video Game Theory Reader 2

The Video Game Theory Reader 2 picks up where the first Video Game Theory Reader (Routledge, 2003) left off, with a group of leading scholars turning their attention to next-generation platforms-the Nintendo Wii, the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360-and to new issues in the rapidly expanding field of video games studies. The contributors are some […]

Playing with Videogames

Playing with Videogames documents the richly productive, playful and social cultures of videogaming that support, surround and sustain this most important of digital media forms and yet which remain largely invisible within existing studies. James Newman details the rich array of activities that surround game-playing, charting the vibrant and productive practices of the vast number of […]