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The Blood of the Arena

2010.11.22

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Author: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

Language: English

Published: 1911

This truly magnificent novel is a translation of "Sangre y Arena," and gives a picture of what Spanish life—and especially the bull-fighters life—really is, that will be declared nothing less than a masterpiece.




The Exploits and Triumphs, in Europe, of Paul Morphy, the Chess Champion

2010.11.01

Author: Frederick Milnes Edge

Language: English

Published: 1859

INCLUDINGAN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF CLUBS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHESOF FAMOUS PLAYERS, AND VARIOUS INFORMATION ANDANECDOTE RELATING TO THE NOBLEGAME OF CHESS.




An Almanac of Twelve Sports

2010.10.22

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Author: Rudyard Kipling

Language: English

Published: 1898

(Illustrations not included)




Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager

2010.10.19

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Author: Burt L. Standish

Language: English

Published: 1916




The Crimson Sweater

2010.08.14

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Author: Ralph Henry Barbour

Language: English

Published: 1905

There is not a dull page in this book. It is chiefly a story of athletics, but it is also a fine study of boy and girl life.




Pitching in a Pinch

2010.07.30

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or, Baseball from the Inside

Author: Christy Mathewson

Language: English

Published: 1912

A tale of the Big leaguers, their habits and their methods of playing baseball written by one of their number, a pitcher of national reputation.

Chapters: The most dangerous batters i have met; "Take him out!"; Pitching in a pinch; Big league pitchers and their peculiarities; Playing the game from the bench; Coaching— good and bad; Honest and dishonest sign stealing; Umpires and close decisions; The game that cost a pennant; When the teams are in spring training; Jinxes and what they mean to a ball-player; Base runners and how they help a pitcher to win; Notable Instances where the "inside" game has failed.

"To the baseball enthusiast who knows the men or has seen the games described it will be very entertaining reading. Contains less theory and more personal recital and anecdote than Evers' 'Touching second.' "




The Forward Pass in Football

2010.07.10

Author: Elmer Berry

Language: English

Published: 1921




Croquet

2010.06.10

As played by the Newport Croquet Club

Author: Anonymous

Language: English

Published: 1865




Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant

2010.04.19

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Author: Hugh S. Fullerton

Language: English

Published: 1915

A crooked pitcher named Williams (a lefty) is confronted by young ball player looking for a break.




A Golfing Idyll

2010.04.10

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or The Skipper's Round with the Deil On the Links of St. Andrews

Author: A. Islay Bannerman

Language: English

Published: 1897




Jack Winters' Baseball Team

2010.02.26

Or, The Rivals of the Diamond

Author: Mark Overton

Language: English

Published: 1919




What Shall We Do Now?

2010.02.05

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Five Hundred Games and Pastimes

Author: Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Language: English

Published: 1907

A book of suggestions for children's games and employments.




The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall

2010.01.14

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Or, Great Days in School and Out

Author: Spencer Davenport

Language: English

Published: 1916




Jack Winters' Campmates

2010.01.14

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or, Vacation Days in the Woods

Author: Mark Overton

Language: English

Published: 1919




Interference and Other Football Stories

2009.11.10

Author: Harold M. Sherman

Language: English

Published: 1932

Interference -- A case of nerves -- The bright token -- "Butter Fingers" -- For the glory of the coach.




Fred Fenton Marathon Runner

2009.09.27

The Great Race at Riverport School

Author: Allen Chapman

Language: English

Published: 1913

Fred is taking a post-graduate course at the school when the subject of Marathon running came up. A race is arranged, and Fred shows both his friends and his enemies what he can do. An athletic story of special merit.




Bert Wilson on the Gridiron

2009.05.09

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Author: J. W. Duffield

Language: English

Published: 1914




The Complete Golfer

2009.02.18

Author: Harry Vardon

Language: English

Published: 1905

So far as the instructional part of the book is concerned, I may say that, while I have had the needs of the novice constantly in mind, and have endeavoured to the best of my ability to put him on the right road to success, I have also presented the full fruits of my experience in regard to the fine points of the game, so that what I have written may be of advantage to improving golfers of all degrees of skill. (Illustrations not included)




Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches

2009.02.09

Author: David Drummond Bone

Language: English

Published: 1890

In bringing my first edition of Football Reminiscences and Sketches before the public, I do so with a sense of profound regard for the game and its players, and heartfelt gratitude to numerous friends—some of whom, alas! are no more—for advice and assistance. If my readers consider it worthy of one who has devoted a quarter of a century in attaining that experience necessary to criticise the players of the dead past and those of the living present with fidelity, I will have gained something to be remembered, and be amply repaid for what I have done to assist the spread of the Association game in Scotland.




Round Games with Cards

2009.01.17

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A Practical Treatise on All the Most Popular Games, with Their Different Variations, and Hints for Their Practice

Author: W.H. Peel

Language: English

Published: 1891




2012

2009.01.13

The Last Will and Testament of The Gods

Author: Mike Cooper

Language: English

Published: 2007

Funny, thought provoking adventure of modern hero, created by Zeus to save the Earth, (Gaia) from the depredations of people by the 2012 deadline. A radically new take on the global warming problem. Will the Earth be saved by people or will it manage very welll without them?




The Canterbury Puzzles

2008.12.28

And Other Curious Problems

Author: Henry Ernest Dudeney

Language: English

Published: 1907




Baseball Joe in the Big League

2008.12.22

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or, A Young Pitcher's Hardest Struggles

Author: Lester Chadwick

Language: English

Published: 1915

From the Central League Joe is drafted into the Saint Louis Nationals. A corking story all fans will enjoy.




Baseball Joe Around the World

2008.11.27

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Pitching on a Grand Tour

Author: Lester Chadwick

Language: English

Published: 1918

The Giants and the All-Americans tour the world, playing in many foreign countries.




The Unknown Wrestler

2008.08.23

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Author: H.A. Cody

Language: English

Published: 1918

A typical Cody story of adventure, love, and mystery.




Left Guard Gilbert

2008.07.30

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Author: Ralph Henry Barbour

Language: English

Published: 1916




Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium

2008.06.01

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Author: Jessie H. Bancroft

Language: English

Published: 1909

This book aims to be a practical guide for the player of games, whether child or adult, and for the teacher or leader of games. A wide variety of conditions have been considered, including schools, playgrounds, gymnasiums, boys' and girls' summer camps, adult house parties and country clubs, settlement work, children's parties, and the environment of indoors or out of doors, city or country, summer or winter, the seashore, the woodland, or the snow. The games have been collected from many countries and sources, with a view to securing novel and interesting as well as thoroughly tried and popular material, ranging from traditional to modern gymnasium and athletic games.




The Book of Sports

2008.04.14

Containing Out-door Sports, Amusements and Recreations, Including Gymnastics, Gardening & Carpentering

Author: William Martin

Language: English

Published: 1852

The prime object of this book is to induce and to teach boys and girls to spend their hours out of school in such a manner, as to gain innocentenjoyment while they promote their own health and bodily strength. The Author has never lost sight of this object, considering it to be what properly belongs to a Book of Sports.




Games and Play for School Morale

2008.03.09

A Course of Graded Games for School and Community Recreation

Author: Various Authors

Language: English

Published: 1920

It is only by getting into the game with the children and encouraging them to play naturally, permitting them to get all the joy there is in the performance hereof, that games may be made of greatest service. The effects of such play cannot fail to dispel the artificial atmosphere which for various reasons permeates many of our schools today, and to establish, in its place, wholesome and natural conditions, that will challenge the child's best efforts and render school life pleasant as well as profitable.




Games For All Occasions

2008.02.14

Author: Mary E. Blain

Language: English

Published: 1909

he games, pastimes and entertainments described herewith were collected, remembered and originated respectively with the view of pleasing all of the children, from the tiny tot to, and including the "grown-up," each according to their age and temperament.