The Book of Sports by Robin CarverExcerpt from The Book of Sports
IN preparing this little work, it has been a principal part of my object to serve the cause of physical education by directing the attention of young persons to sports of a healthful and invigorating tendency. Games of a mischiev one or exceptionable character, I have avoided, and sabati tuted in their stead brief sketches, that might not be less at tractive and interesting to boys.
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The Book of Sports
The Economics of Sport. In just pages it does a good job. To start, it is worth complementing the authors on their background work. The book is based on an impressive list of interviews held with over a hundred individuals central to the Premier League's initiation and development, many of whom rarely speak publically, and include the likes of Rick Parry, Irving Scholar, John Henry, Daniel Levy and Peter Kenyon to name but a few. The book has five parts and begins by telling the quite well-known story of how the Premier League came to be, providing some context to the highly charged negotiations between bigger clubs, smaller clubs and the football league. The Sky vs ITV story is a great read even when one is familiar with the general ongoing.
It's probably not what you think it is. There's no mention of soccer. It's legislation enacted by King James I of England in , in opposition to the Puritan insistence on keeping holy the Sabbath in a manner following Old Testament norms. Also allowed: women shall have leave to carry rushes to the church for the decorating of it, according to their old custom. King James had no patience for Puritans.
Item : We're sorry, this item has been sold. The Book of Sports. Boston: Lilly, Wait, Colman, and Holden, Square 12mo, original blue-green cloth rebacked with the original spine laid down, original illustrated cover label. Housed in custom clamshell box. In the text, the baseball diamond is delineated with the letters a-e a at home, b at third, c at second, d at first and e on the mound.