The Real Book About Sports by M. G. Bonner 1958 HC/DJ

The Real Book About Sports
M. G. Bonner
New York: Garden City Books
Copyright 1958
216 pages
Illustrated by Albert Orbaan
Book Club edition

The binding is in good condition. The pages are clean but lightly tanned, there are no names or other markings in the book except for a smudge on the half title page. The gray and yellow cover shows light wear.  The dust jacket is toned and has a small amount of edge wear and the spine is slightly darkened.  Good in good dust-jacket. Hardcover.

Which American athletes have performed so brilliantly that they will never be forgotten and whose amazing athletic careers illuminate sports history? How have rules changed to make games more interesting? How did basketball originate, and how did the Globetrotters overcome obstacles before they won international fame? How long have the American and National Leagues met in World Series competition, and how many perfect games have been pitched in baseball? Why did the Olympic Games originate? What was the reason for applying the name "The Four Horsemen" to Notre Dame's spectacular backfield? Why did the King of Sweden call Jim Thorpe "the greatest athlete in the world?" And why did the opposition fear Honus Wagner?

The answers to these and innumerable other questions are all to be found in this book, which deals with authentic material regarding sports and those who have been outstanding in athletic activities.  (#000081)