Sports and Games, Miscellaneous
Beyond a Boundary
Paperback ISBN: 0822313839
In C. L. R. James's classic Beyond a Boundary, the sport is cricket and the scene is the colonial West Indies. Always eloquent and provocative, James--the "black Plato," (as coined by the London Times)--shows us how, in the rituals of performance and conflict on the field, we are watching not just prowess but politics and psychology at play. Part memoir of a boyhood in a black colony (by one of the founding fathers of African nationalism), part passionate celebration of an unusual and unexpected game, Beyond a Boundary raises, in a warm and witty voice, serious questions about race, class, politics, and the facts of colonial oppression. Originally published in England in 1963 and in the United States twenty years later (Pantheon, 1983), this second American edition brings back into print this prophetic statement on race and sport in society.
Harvey Penick's Little Red Book
Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime in Golf
Hardcover ISBN: 0671759922
A collection of wit and wisdom on golf offers practical advice to everyone from golf pros--including Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, and Sandra Palmer--to high-handicap amateurs. 20,000 first printing.
The Fun Way to Serious Bridge
Paperback ISBN: 067163027x
The Fun Way To Serious Bridge is for anyone who wants to learn and understand the fundamentals of the mind-stimulating and challenging game of bridge -- and enjoy every minute of it! Harry Lampert combines his skills as a bridge player and teacher with his artistic talents to bring you a totally new FUN way to learn the game. The magic of his superb cartoons and simple, informative language will help you to absorb the principles of serious contract bridge -- and remember them. You'll laugh andlearn every step of the way from opening bids to strip and end plays. Whether novice or seasoned social player, this unique book will make good bridge a simple "trick." You'll learn all about: * Opening bids, suit bids, response and no trump bids, and how to force bids * Competition and the reasons and ways behind it * Big hand bidding such as Blackwood Convention, grand slam force and Gerber Convention * Patterns of play including how tricks are won, the finesse, establishing a long suit, when to pull and delay trumps and entries. * Defensive and advanced play -- plus much more!
Simon and Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Book 12
Paperback ISBN: 0743255380
It's back! -- Another huge collection of classic puzzles Prepare yourselves! Here are 225 big -- and tough -- crosswords taken from out-of-print books in the famous Simon & Schuster crossword puzzle series. Inside these covers are tons of Sunday Times-caliber wordplay just waiting to taunt and tantalize you. Originally edited by former New York Times crossword editor Eugene Maleska and his colleague John Samson, every puzzle in this book has been completely revised and updated. Super Crossword Book #12 is the ultimate challenge for the truly fearless crossword aficionado -- so sharpen your pencils and wits and get ready for hours of delightfully frustrating fun.
The Mathematical Recreations of Lewis Carroll
Pillow Problems and a Tangled Tale
Paperback ISBN: 0486204936
Whimsically and delightfully presented mathematical recreations by the author of Alice in Wonderland are solved by arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, differential calculus and transcendental properties. 6 illustrations. Two books bound as one.
The Curator's Game
Paperback ISBN: 0393328384
An adaptation of a visual exercise known as the "curator's game" outlines an entertaining approach to understanding and appreciating great works of art, in a volume that introduces key artists, themes, techniques, and styles with a series of essays designed to help readers to identify visual details within a context.
The Education of a Coach
Paperback ISBN: 1401308791
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist portrays the life and career of Bill Belichick, head coach of the New England Patriots, revealing the strategies and ideals that have brought him and his team success. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
How Soccer Explains The World
An Unlikely Theory Of Globalization
Paperback ISBN: 0060731427
Casting soccer as a metaphor representative of today's world issues, an analysis of the sport's reflection of history as well as its modern influence identifies commonalities between tribalism and globalization, explaining how such factors as terrorism, poverty, racism, and religion contribute to how the game is played today. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.