Description : A compilation of new and selected one-act plays from Fast Horse Drama. Includes the new plays: Hair by Cathleen Sakamai (1M/drama): a modern retelling of the classic Rapunzel tale, told from the perspective of her male suitor. The Terrible Thing that Happened at the Seashore by Cora Sorenson (1F/drama): Sorenson's new play is a study in magical realism theatre. A woman designs found art by the ocean but her life is quite different from how it may seem. Magnolias by Jared Botticelli (1M/drama): A riveting solo performer play detailing one man's dark obsession with his wife and the lengths he will go to maintain perfection. The collection also includes 13 previously published Fast Horse Plays. Each has been edited, revised and updated for this volume and includes a playwright's note with thoughts from each writer on their work. Plays included are: All the Stars Burned Black for Dumbo by Jared Botticelli, Small Mercies by Cora Sorenson, Here in this House by Cora Sorenson, Rants by Christopher Scarpo, Varias Versiones de la Muerte by Carl Sasoon, Big Mac, Large Fries & A Strawberry Shake by Jared Botticelli, Painting Fires by Cole Sutterland, Things You Should Know About Flying by Christopher Scarpo and Kennon Dell, Sessions by Chris Silver, Keep Them Talking by Craig Shafer, Hydrophobia by Brian Costings, How to Write A Fairytale by Cora Sorenson and Beauty Mark by Craig Shafer.
Description : Dynamic Chess Down Under! The Doeberl Cup has been Australia’s premier weekend chess tournament since its inception in 1963. It has attracted more international masters and grandmasters than any other Australian tournament. The Doeberl Cup – Fifty Years of Australian Chess History tells the stories behind the first 49 Doeberl Cups without neglecting the many tense and spectacular games which decided the top placings. In addition to over 200 annotated games and game fragments, the author presents player biographies of not only Australia’s best players and visiting stars, but also many wonderful – and weird – characters who helped create the character of the Doeberl Cup. Dozens of photographs nicely complement the showcasing of Australia’s best talent over more than a generation. The result is a splendid account of Australian chess history since the early 1960s. From the legendary Cecil Purdy through Australia’s brightest star Ian Rogers, join author Bill Egan as he takes you through the thrills and spills of dynamic chess down under. “Personally I had a great time reading this book (a true labor of love from author Bill Egan), and I’ll make sure it has an honorable home on my bookshelf, ready to be grabbed and enjoyed many more times in the future.” – Jeremy Silman, jeremysilman.com “The Doeberl Cup: Fifty Years of Australian Chess History is a first-rate account of this event which has come to mean so much for Australian chess.” – John Donaldson, Chess Today
Description : The classic history of golf in America from the sport’s poet laureate Widely regarded as the definitive account of America’s love affair with the world’s greatest game, this magisterial volume is Herbert Warren Wind’s masterpiece. From John Reid, the expatriate Scotsman who imported a set of clubs and balls from St. Andrews in 1888 and built a three-hole course on a cow pasture in Yonkers, New York, to Alan Shepard’s six-iron shot on the surface of the moon, The Story of American Golf documents the iconic moments in the sport’s first century in the United States. Wind captures legendary players, including C. B. Macdonald, Bobby Jones, Byron Nelson, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Ben Hogan, and Jack Nicklaus, in all their glory, and expertly analyzes the developments in style, equipment, and technique that created the modern game. Encyclopedic in scope and intimate in detail, The Story of American Golf is both a fitting tribute to the beautiful and fickle game that inspired a national obsession and a testament to Herbert Warren Wind’s incomparable talents as a journalist and historian.
Description : No chess player of the 19th century had a longer, more varied career than Henry Edward Bird (1829-1908). After pursuing a civil career for years his love for chess prevailed. He belonged to the top level of British players for decades but he really shone at Simpson's Divan. Bird's accessibility, fierce attacking style and contempt for draws made him a people's favorite but his proud and touchy character led him into disputes with his colleagues. A very strong and widely known player, he fell into oblivion after his death. This comprehensive first biography of Bird provides a detailed account of his personal life and a deeply researched coverage of his feats at the chess board. Almost 1,200 games are included, hundreds of them published here for the first time. Nearly 450 games--many of them thrilling all-out fights--are presented with a mix of contemporary and modern annotations.
Description : The definitive collection of a legendary sportswriter’s reflections on his favorite game In this classic anthology, Herbert Warren Wind recreates Ben Hogan’s stirring performance in the third round of the 1967 Masters, when the fifty-four-year-old former champion turned back the clock to birdie six of the final nine holes and send spectators home “as exhilarated as schoolboys.” At the 1964 US Open, the dean of American golf writers captures the drama and excitement of “one of the most inspiring stories in American golf”: Ken Venturi’s heroic victory over Arnold Palmer, Tommy Jacobs, and a case of heat exhaustion to win his only major championship. From Harry Vardon to Steve Ballesteros, Pebble Beach to Ballybunion, the British Open to the President’s Putter, this generous and entertaining volume contains Herbert Warren Wind’s most famous essays on the sport he loved above all others. Vivid, eloquent, and insightful, Following Through showcases a master craftsman at the very top of his form.
Description : Hal Higdon’s name is synonymous with running. As contributing editor of Runner’s World and best-selling author, he has helped countless runners achieve their distance goals. Now, he’s created the definitive guide on today’s most popular distance, the 13.1-mile half marathon. Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training is everything you wanted to know about running the half marathon, including where to begin, what to focus on, how to pace yourself, how to avoid injury, how to track your progress, how to stay the course, and how to improve. Whether this is your first or fiftieth half marathon, there is a plan for you. Inside you’ll find more than 15 customizable programs, ranging from novice to advanced (you’ll even find a walking-only plan), as well as proven strategies, race-day tips, and motivation from half-marathoners around the globe. From day 1 to mile 13.1, Hal will guide, encourage, and pace you to your goal. Other guides might help you complete the half, but only one will introduce you to the joys of running. Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training is a book you’ll return to for guidance and inspiration for a lifetime of running.