The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Billiards

The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Billiards : The Complete Reference to the World of Billiards, Pool, Snooker and Other Cue Sports

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Billiards is the third most popular participant sport in the United States, and is a subject rich in history. With more than two thousand entries and two hundred illustrations, this is a most comprehensive book. From a cheval to zigzag ball and everything in between, this treasure trove covers the entire range of subjects through accessible and entertaining entries. Recognized as the foremost authority since its original publication in 1993, this exhaustive volume has been augmented with hundreds of new entries.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 210.82 x 274.32 x 17.78mm | 816.46g
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • b&w illustrations
  • 1585746851
  • 9781585746859
  • 1,494,243

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"This may be the best review of any game or sport ever published... at once authoritative, surprising, and witty." - Robert Byrne, author of Byrne's Standard Book of Pool and Billiards
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Recognized as the foremost authority since its original publication in 1993, The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Billiards is the most exhaustive book on pool, billiards, snooker, and other cue sports. Completely updated and revised with hundreds of new entries on records, rules, players, and statistics, this is the essential reference for any serious play - and for anyone interested in the fascinating lore and history of these games.
Spanning a history that dates back hundreds of years, this volume covers the wide variety of game variations and strategies - as well as the sport's diverse personalities. With more than 2,000 entries and 200 illustrations, this is much more than a reference encyclopedia. The anecdotal, accessible, and entertaining entries make for an engaging read that is sure to delight cue-sports lovers everywhere.
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About Mike Shamos

Mike Shamos is the curator of the world-renowned Billiard Archive, the single largest library and memorabilia collection in the world. He lives in Pittsburgh.
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