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Hobbies & Crafts

The time we spend engaged in play defines us as much as what we do at work.
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Fishing & Angling

The brook in the countryside with an angler before dawn pitted in battle with a trout. From the Compleat Angler to Old Man and the Sea, fishing has occupied a unique and hallowed place in the imagination and in literature.
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Golf

Since it's 15th Century invention in Scotland, the game of golf has produced countless books of instruction, memoir and flight of fancy. Here are a small selection of the most interesting of this singular diversion.
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Gambling and Gaming

Games of chance and of skill. From poker to the sport of kings. From Las Vegas to the casinos of Europe.
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Hunting and Fire Arms

China is credited with both the invention of gunpowder and the first firearm, but the Western world has built a unique relationship with the guns that we use to hunt and defend. Here are some of the tomes that describe arms through history.
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Baseball

Perhaps no other sport is as closely tied to the the written word as is baseball. Baseball has fired the imagination of sportsmen, novelists and historians.
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Martial Arts

Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Karate and Kendo amoung just a small few. For self-defense, fitness or meditation, here are a small collection of books on martial arts.
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Soccer

Or football, as everyone else but America calls it, is the most popular sport in the world.
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Sport and Sporting

Everything else - the nature of sporting and physical activity, and games not otherwise mentioned thus far.
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Chess

Collectible and unusual books on the game of royals.



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