A History of Billiards in America

A History of Billiards in America

by Jack Kelly
     
 
This is a 6,100-word essay that givss a concise history of billiards in America. "A History of Billiards in America" begins in 1859 when billiards was one of the biggest money sports in the country. Michael Phelan, the renowned father of American Billiards was playing the young master John Seereiter for an enormous stake. The article goes on to chronicle the story of

Overview

This is a 6,100-word essay that givss a concise history of billiards in America. "A History of Billiards in America" begins in 1859 when billiards was one of the biggest money sports in the country. Michael Phelan, the renowned father of American Billiards was playing the young master John Seereiter for an enormous stake. The article goes on to chronicle the story of this fascinating sport and the colorful characters who were devoted to it, from Mark Twain to Minnesota Fats. There is no better concise description of the game’s evolution and lore, its personalities, equipment and history. A must for anyone who’s ever picked up a cue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012044877
Publisher:
Jack Kelly
Publication date:
01/03/2011
Series:
Fascinating Historical Essays , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
67 KB

Meet the Author

Jack Kelly is the author of Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards & Pyrotechnics (Basic Books) and other popular works of history.

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