The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports


Author: Various
Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 178227264X
Category: Humor
Page: 304
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A book of trout-fishing, fencing, archery and more, celebrating the 175th anniversary of The London Library One would hear considerably less of hysteria, of morphine-mania, and of other regrettable characteristics of fin-de-siecle existence, if women were to take to fencing as one of the regular occupations of their day Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games, said in 1896: "No matter how toughened a sportswoman may be, her organism is not cut out to sustain certain shocks." Women competed in the Olympics for the first time in 1900. Lady Greville, the editor of The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports, hopes that reading what each female expert sportswoman has written about her particular sport or pastime "may encourage other women, as feminine but more timid, to imitate their achievements, and to acquire a keen zest for and sympathy with outdoor pursuits." The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over 17 miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it.

Bereolaesque


Author: II Enitan O. Bereola
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438938594
Category: Self-Help
Page: 204
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WARNING: ETIQUETTE IS BACK ... THIS TIME IT'S SEXY! The old-fashioned, repressed, bland man has been banished to the Himalayas and a new breed is taking center stage. He is a man of style, sophistication, and security, just as strong and confident as his predecessor, but far more diverse in his interests, his tastes, and, most importantly, his self-image. He may be seen at an NBA game one night and an art gallery opening the next. Bereolaesque is that much needed fusion between being a gentleman and being sexy. This savoir-faire man's guide walks every man through the stages of ordinary to excellence in just two hundred pages. Perfect for that coffee table discussion, Bereolaesque lends quality information to everyday people and celebrities alike. Beyond the book's mysteriously eye capturing cover are innovative and appealing ways to maneuver through life's crazes, while keeping cool and maintaining manners. In the midst of a world plagued with economic turmoil, tasteless politics and dark behavior, the gentleman is refreshing and necessary. Bereolaesque is for every man and every woman who believe that chivalry is NOT dead, and individuals who are willing to learn exactly how far something as simple as being a gentleman and proper etiquette can get you in life. Not to mention, ladies are always quite pleased to meet a real gentleman...

Number twenty

fables and fantasies
Author: Henry Duff Traill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 207
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The Story of Sport in England


Author: Neil Wigglesworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134259948
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
View: 3715
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This book gives a fascinating history of the English experience of sport, following its development through the centuries from its earliest beginnings in social play and pastimes, via its adoption as an alternative to the clock-watching routine of urban life, to its modern incarnation as a global business. Key themes and issues in the evolution of sport are examined, including: social structures, such as the division between amateurs and professionals the growth of the popular press and the influence of television the post-war emergence of sports ‘welfarism’ and ‘sport for all’ globalization and commercialization. Looking ahead to the future, the author asks whether our sports experience is turning full circle, and if in the twenty-first century we are returning to a forgotten view of sport as a pastime and recreation.

Modern Sport - The Global Obsession


Author: Boria Majumdar,Fan Hong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317997956
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 281
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Sport has become more than a simple physical expression or game- it now pervades all societies at all levels and has become bound up in nationalism, entertainment, patriotism and culture. Now a global obsession, sport has infiltrated into all areas of modern life and despite noble ideals that sport stands above politics, religion, class, gender and ideology, the reality is often very different. These essays by leading academics and rising new talent consider the phenomenon of modern sport and its massive influence over global society. Together, this collection is also a tribute to the pioneering and inspirational work of Professor J.A. Mangan on the political, religious, class and gender-based aspects of modern sport, from academics greatly influenced by him and his writing. This book was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Playing the Game

Sport and the Physical Emancipation of English Women, 1870-1914
Author: Kathleen E. McCrone
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813116419
Category: Social Science
Page: 310
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" In England the latter years of the nineteenth century saw a period of rapid and profound change in the role of women in sports. Kathleen McCrone describes this transformation and the social changes it helped to bring about. Based upon a thorough canvas of primary and secondary materials, this study fills a gap in the history of women, of sport, and of education."

The Kentucky Thoroughbred


Author: Kent Hollingsworth
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813115474
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 195
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Kent Hollingsworth captures the flavor and atmosphere of the Sport of Kings in the dramatic account of the development of the Thoroughbred in Kentucky. Ranging from frontier days, when racing was conducted in open fields as horse-to-horse challenges between proud owners, to the present, when a potential Triple Crown champion may sell for millions of dollars, The Kentucky Thoroughbred considers ten outstanding stallions that dominated the shape of racing in their time as representing the many eras of Kentucky Thoroughbred breeding. No less colorful are his accounts of the owners, breeders, trainers, and jockeys associated with these Thoroughbreds, a group devoted to a sport filled with high adventure and great hazards. First published in 1976, this popular Kentucky classic has been expanded and brought up to date in this new edition.

The Book of the Courtier


Author: Baldassare Castiglione
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122409
Category: History
Page: 470
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An insider's view of court life during the Renaissance, here is the handiwork of a 16th-century diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility.

Boconnoc

A Romance of Wild-oat-cake
Author: Herbert Vivian
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 367
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The Publishers Weekly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
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Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature, Volume 57, July to December 1892


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
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British Books


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
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Ecstasy: a Study of Happiness


Author: Louis Couperus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 232
View: 6823
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Publishers Weekly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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The English squire and his sport


Author: Roger Longrigg
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 302
View: 7370
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Lippincott's Monthly Magazine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Gentlewoman in Society


Author: Lady Violet Greville
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: England
Page: 271
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Book News

An Illustrated Magazine of Literature and Books ...
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Sport


Author: C. M. van Stockum
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Classification
Page: 289
View: 6845
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