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Thor and More By Jay Reed
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Over 100 of the best-loved columns by Jay Reed, legendary outdoor writer of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Hunting, fishing and outdoor humor stories are here, along with Reed's reflections as a war... More > correspondent in Vietnam, which twice made him a finalist in voting for the Pulitzer Prize. Reed's tenure at Wisconsin's largest newspaper spanned four decades. During that time, he set aside the columns he felt were his very best, in the hope they'd be made into a book someday. Cancer took his life in 2002, but Reed's wife, Christine, has seen to the publication of this book, celebrating the life of this beloved storyteller and Thor, his yellow Labrador retriever. Hardcover, 312 pages, 70 photos, foil-stamped spine, color dust jacket. Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to further the Jay Reed Conservation Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point.< Less
The Bartitsu Compendium, Volume 1: History and the Canonical Syllabus By Tony Wolf
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The Bartitsu Compendium is a complete guide to the history, theory and practice of Bartitsu, an eclectic martial art founded by E.W. Barton-Wright in the year 1899. Bartitsu was a combination of... More > four of the most effective self defence methods known at the time - jiujitsu, boxing, savate and stick fighting. The Compendium features over two hundred and seventy pages of original essays, rare vintage reprints and never-before-seen translations, illustrated with hundreds of fascinating photographs and sketches.< Less
UNDERSTANDING WATER POLO By Dante Dettamanti
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A complete book about understanding the sport of water polo for players, parents and fans of the game.
The Bartitsu Compendium, Volume II: Antagonistics By Tony Wolf
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IN 1899, E.W. Barton-Wright devised the martial art of Bartitsu as a process of cross-training between jujitsu, boxing, savate and stick fighting, designed to beat the fearsome street gangsters of... More > Edwardian London at their own game. The second volume of the Bartitsu Compendium provides resources towards continuing Barton-Wright’s experiments. It combines extensive excerpts from fifteen classic Edwardian-era self defence manuals, including well over four hundred illustrations.Volume II also offers an extensive collection of long-forgotten newspaper and magazine articles on Bartitsu exhibitions and contests; original articles on Bartitsu history and training; a complete course of Edwardian-era “physical culture” exercises; personality profiles, essays and more besides. The Bartitsu Compendium, Volume II is a must-have companion piece for the first volume in this series, and offers further fascinating insight into the world of “antagonistics” in Edwardian England. < Less