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1878-1899: Sports and Recreation: Publications

1878-1899: Sports and Recreation: Publications

G. Mercer Adam, Sandow on Physical Training (New York: J. Selwin Tait, 1894)a critique of current physical regimens and sports;

Alexander Bain, Mind and Body (New York: Appleton, 1873)Bain examines the theories of the relationship between the mind and body;

Phineas T. Barnum, Struggles and Triumphs: or, Forty Years Recollections of P. T Barnum (Hartford, Conn.: J. B. Burr, 1869)a self-serving account with many amusing stories;

Joel Benton, Life of Hon. Phineas T Barnum (Philadelphia: Edgewood, 1891)a routine biography of a larger-than-life showman;

Walter Camp and Lorin F. Deland, Football (Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1896)a coaching guide by the father of American football;

Henry Chadwick, The Art of Base Ball Batting (New York & Chicago: A.G. Spalding & Brothers, 1885);

Chadwick, The Game of Chess (New York: American Sports Publishing, 1895)a work designed for novices, with diagrams, explanations of selected problems, rules and technical terms;

F. W. Eldredge, Camden, South Carolina, as a Winter Resort (New York: Mook Brothers, 1880s)a travel guide detailing field sports, fox hunting, and the luxuries of the Hobkirk Inn;

John H. Glenroy, Ins and Outs of Circus Life (Boston: M. M. Wing, 1885)the interesting life of a circus bareback rider through United States, Canada, South America and Cuba;

Frederick W. Janssen, History of American Athletics (New York: Charles R. Bourne, 1885)a popular history of sports and their major figures;

Austin Fleeming Jenkin, Gymnastics (New York: F. A. Stokes, 1891)one of the more reliable coaching guides on the sport;

Louis F. Liesching, Through Peril to Fortune; A Story and Adventure by Land and Sea (London Oc New York: Cassell, 1880)an illustrated narrative for young readers with a sports theme;

Richard A. Proctor, Half-Hours with the Telescope (London: Longmans, Green, 1896)a popular guide to the use of the telescope as a means of amusement and instruction;

The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the Worlds Columbian Exposition, edited by Ida B. Wells (Chicago: Ida B. Wells, 1893)Frederick Douglass wrote the introduction to this collection of essays by Wells. The focus is on race relations rather than the racial situation at the 1893 fair;

Matthew Scott, Autobiography of Matthew Scott, Jumbos Keeper (Bridgeport, Conn.: Trows Printing and Bookbinding, 1885)an amusing book with various stories about Jumbo;

John L. Sullivan, Life and Reminiscences of a 19th Century Gladiator (Boston: Jas. A. Hearn, 1892)the boxing legends autobiography that includes reports on his physical condition and measurements;

Benjamin C. Truman, History of the Worlds Fair: Being a Complete and Authentic Description of the Columbian Exposition from Its Inception (Philadelphia: H. W. Kelley, 1893)a lavishly illustrated book with articles by prominent individuals connected with the exposition;

John H. Vincent, The Chautauqua Movement (Boston: Chautauqua Press, 1886)a valuable account by the movements founder;

Helen Cody Wetmore, Last of the Great Scouts: The Life Story of Col. William R Cody, Buffalo Bill (Duluth, Minn.: Duluth Press, 1899)a narrative by Codys sister.

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