This vintage book contains a guide to a variety of racquet sports, including volley ball, hand polo, lawn hockey, badminton, and more. With detailed instructions, information on rules and tips for playing, this volume is perfect for those with an interest in garden and lawn games, and it is not to be missed by collectors of vintage sporting literature. Contents include: "Lawn Hockey", "Tether Ball", "Golf-Croquet", "Hand Tennis", "Volley Ball", "Hand Polo", "Wicket Polo", "Laws of Badminton", "Drawing Room Hockey", and "Garden Hockey". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of racquet sports.
For the past 100 years, boys of all ages have explored the mountains, forests, streams, and seas in the quest of fun, exploration, and service that the Boy Scouts of America has offered. The Scouter’s Companion collects photographs, vintage images, posters, and advertisements from these archives in commemoration of the BSA’s first 100 years. From campfire songs and survival skills, to classic quips from Boys’ Life and sage advice, this is a must-have for scouts of all ages.
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a 60-year-old grandmother from Fairfax, Virginia, developed a love for weightlifting and garnered up to 12 world records in her age and weight categories. Now 72, Linda Leightley can deadlift 273 pounds and is breaking preconceptions about the limitations of age and gender.
Often called the sport of kings, horse racing dates back at least to the chariot races of the ancient Olympic Games. Arriving in Britain with the Romans in the first century BC, its popularity among the elite led to the breeding of thoroughbred racehorses and prompted the establishment of a formal racing calendar with flat races and steeple chases at a plethora of dedicated racecourses throughout the country. Now no longer restricted to the aristocracy, a day at the races has become a perennial highlight of the social calendar. Shedding new light on this increasingly popular equestrian sport, Anne Holland here explores the broad history of horse racing from the horses, jockeys and racecourses to the practice of bookmaking and those in the audience.
Before there was Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, there was his father, “Soulman” Rocky Johnson
At 14, Rocky Johnson left Nova Scotia to seek fortune and make professional wrestling his career. An incredibly agile and talented wrestler for a man his size, he soon became a featured main-eventer in every territory he worked — from Los Angeles to New York, and all points in between. He also appeared in wrestling arenas worldwide, including in Canada, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, and Puerto Rico.
In Soulman, Johnson not only explores his career accomplishments, but also reflects upon what his achievements, as a direct descendant of slaves, mean historically and for Black culture. In the South, he shattered racial barriers when he became the first African-American to win the Southern, Georgia, and Florida heavyweight titles, and in 1983, he teamed with Tony Atlas to become the first all-Black WWWF tag team champions. Rocky sees his greatest accomplishment, however, in his son Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, whom he trained to be a wrestler in 1995 and who is now one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood and one of the most-recognized names in the world.
Soulman: The Rocky Johnson Story is an in-depth look at the life of a self-made man who wouldn’t let anything stand in his way on the road to success.
Following hot on the heels of the best-selling Don'ts for Husbands, Don'ts for Wives and Don'ts for Golfers
this facsimile copy of the original edition contains everything you
ever needed to know, from what to wear at a fancy dress party to how to
hold your partner during a slow dance.
Advice we should all follow:
"Don't be a martyr to your feet"
"Don't dance with bent knees. Bent knees suggest an ancient cab-horse
on its last pathetic stagger or a performing chimpanzee gyrating around
"Don't disguise yourself as a "Lohengrin" if you happen to be short and
stout. This sort of thing is excusable only in an operatic tenor"
"Don't, Miss Shingled, Bingled or Bobbed, please don't comb your
hair in public! It is a habit that is fast gaining ground but it is a
deplorable habit. A few minutes reflection will, I am sure, convert you
to the masculine point of view - it is a disgusting habit"
This unique medical book is meant to enable the average person to handle injuries and illness in situations in which modern medical facilities and professionals aren't available due to a disaster.
This book is written by America's top medical preparedness experts: Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP. Their mission: to put a medically prepared person in every family for when medical help is not on the way. Using decades of medical experience, they address, in plain language, dozens of medical issues associated with surviving disasters and epidemics. The Altons also discuss the medical supplies needed to become a medical asset to your family and community as well as alternative and natural strategies for when pharmaceuticals aren't available.
Most medical books will send you to the doctor or hospital when an emergency happens. The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide assumes what might actually happen—that the average person could be left without medical help in a disaster. With this unique book, you'll have a head start on keeping your family healthy in times of trouble.
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