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Dover offers an entertaining variety of books about fun, outdoor activities. We have also started reprinting important works of vintage sport literature in affordable paperback editions. You'll find classic books about Ty Cobb, Joe Louis, the Miracle on Ice, and more!
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|Baseball Is . . .: Defining the National Pastime |
by Paul Dickson, Peter Donahue, Tim Foley
Wisecracking, philosophical, nostalgic, and entertaining, these hundreds of quips and observations by players, their wives, managers, authors, and others cover every aspect of our national pastime. It's a great any-occasion gift for fans!
|The Field and Forest Handy Book |
by Daniel C. Beard
Written by a co-founder of the Boy Scouts, this appealing guide offers illustrated instructions for building kites, birdhouses, boats, igloos, and other fun projects, plus numerous helpful tips for campers.
|Joe Louis: Black Champion in White America |
by Chris Mead, Chris Mead
This "stunning" (Kirkus Reviews) biography of the popular pugilist recounts his triumphant and often tragic tale against the background of America in the 1930s and '40s. Includes 14 photographs.
|Golf Is . . .: Defining the Great Game |
by Paul Dickson
Enhanced by historical and modern photographs, this gift book collects witty, incisive golf-related quotations. Sources range from duffers to pros, including Wodehouse, Chesterton, Churchill, Hogan, and many others.
|Scouting for Boys: The Original 1908 Edition |
by Robert Baden-Powell
This blueprint for the Boy Scout movement not only provides energetic tips on camping, tracking, and woodcraft, but offers proper Victorian-era advice on manners, self-discipline, and good citizenship. Includes the original illustrations.
|The Olympic Games: The First Thousand Years |
by M. I. Finley, H. W. Pleket
A definitive survey of the Olympic Games, from 776 B.C. to A.D. 261. Readers are introduced, with absorbing detail, to the games' events and their historical, social, and religious context. 40 unnumbered plates of illustrations.