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Schott's Sporting, Gaming, and Idling Miscellany

Schott's Sporting, Gaming, and Idling Miscellany

by Ben Schott

Editeur : Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781582344065
Broché: 160
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Taille du fichier: 4 Mb
Date d'affichage: 2020-11-23
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From the author of the international bestsellers Schott’s Original Miscellany and Schott’s Food and Drink Miscellany comes the third and most playful installment in the series: a miscellanist’s wisdom from the worlds of sports, games, and idling. What other sporting book will explain the rules of elephant polo; the perils of the Cresta Run; the link between crosswords and the devil; the story behind the Nike “swoosh”; or why surfing is the “Sport of Kings” (in Hawaii)? Which other volume will list the seven deadly sins of golf; the secrets of Houdini’s Code; or the myriad personalities of the Pac-Man ghosts? Where else will you stumble across an account ...