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General Information

Name:  William Hendricks  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- William Hendricks on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Hendricks lives in Alton, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

This book first published in 1974 is the only truly academic book on the history of the games.

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Titles At Your Library

William Hendricks' History of Billiards: A Compleat Historie of Billiard Evolution
ISBN: B00072GIX4

Hendricks. 1974

Contents: 1. Introduction: The Forgotten History. 2. Word and Game: A Search for Origins. 3. Billiards in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. 4. The Eighteenth Century: Billiards and Everyman. 5. The Beginnings of an Industry. 6. Tables and Balls Before 1800. 7. Trailing and the disappearance of the Mace. 8. The Games at Billiards After 1734. 9. The Early Nineteenth Century: The Birth of the Modern Game. 10. John Thurston's Improvements: Slate and Rubber. 11. Cues and Balls. 12. Billiards on the Nineteenth Century Scene. 13. Retrospective: The Dual Nature.

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