1977 First edition Fine condition hardback, unused. Leisure and recreation in late 19th century Brooklyn. "What a nation does with its leisure is often just as significant as
how it maintains itself economically or politically. Historians often forget that leisure is the main object of most lives." Contents: 1. Illusion and reality, the US and Brooklyn. 2. Simple pleasures and social rendezvous: the art of urban social mingling. 3. Commercial entertainments and the City Press. 4. The social forum: club life. 5. The game and the spectacle: sport. 6. Epilogue. Bibliography. 282 pages.
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