Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: BK4318-5762
GAME FACES [Fanny Workman]: FIVE EARLY AMERICAN CHAMPIONS AND THER SPORTS THEY CHANGED Thomas Pauly 2012 1st ed Near Fine-Fine 2 copies available
By Pauly, Thomas H.
Price: $19.95

List Price: $25.00
You Save $5.05 (20%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
Lincoln, Univ Nebraska Press, 2012, 1st edition. 243 pp, 36 photos. Trade Paperback, Near Fine.

We have a copy of this book because it has chapters on one of two our favorite explorers and authors, Fanny Bullock Workman and Tom Stevens.

This compelling blend of biography and cultural history depicts five important yet nearly forgotten athletes from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who had a transformative effect on their sports and on the evolution of sports in general. Fanny Bullock Workman completed eight  expeditions into the Karakoram or Western Himalayas between 1898 and 1912. Fanny and her husband William Hunter Workman also spent several summers hiking and peak bagging though the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Fanny and William are also noteworthy for their extended bicycle journeys through Europe, North Africa and India.

Tom Stevens was the first man to ride a bicycle, “a high wheeler,” around the world in 1884 to 1887. Thomas Stevens 1854 - 1935 was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle. He rode a large-wheeled Ordinary, also known as a penny-farthing, from April 1884 to December 1886. He later searched for Henry Morton Stanley in Africa, investigated the claims of Indian ascetics and became manager of the Garrick Theatre in London.

Bill Reid, a Harvard football coach and one of the game’s first professionals, played a key role in saving the sport from a national movement to abolish it in 1905. May Sutton became the National Champion of women’s tennis at the age of sixteen and was the first American woman to triumph at Wimbledon  in 1905. Barney Oldfield was an early champion of motor car racing 1902 whose aggressive pursuit of crowd appeal and “outlaw” style rankled his competitors but won him many races.

Although they participated in different sports, these five athletes were central to the evolution of sports from casual leisure recreations into serious, commercialized competitions and recognizable approximations of our sports today. Game Faces tracks the powerful influence of money, rules, and mediating organizations on this transformation and examines pitched battles between these champions and their arch-rivals. The outcomes determined not only the winners but also the future of their sports.

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAINEERS: THE TRAILBLAZING LIFE OF FANNY BULLOCK WORKMAN Cathryn J. Prince 2019 1st ed Hardcover DJ New Multiple copies available
By: Prince, Cathryn J.
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.01 (67%)
- Item # BK4247-2829
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SCOTTISH GEOGRAPHICAL MAGAZINE VOL. 17 FEBRUARY 1901 NO. 2 [Baltistan (Workman) and Alaska) Softcover Near Fine
By: Royal Scottish Geographical Society
Price $19.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $80.95 (81%)
- Item # OP7369-286
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ICE-BOUND HEIGHTS OF THE MUSTAGH: AN ACCOUNT OF TWO SEASONS OF PIONEER EXPLORATION AND HIGH CLIMBING IN THE BALTISTAN HIMALAYA Fanny and William Workman 1908 1st UK ed Hardcover Very Good 2 Copies Available
By: Workman, Fanny Bullock and William Hunter
Price $600.00
- Item # OP854A-2182
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SCOTTISH GEOGRAPHICAL MAGAZINE VOL. 24 JANUARY 1908 NO. 1 [Nun Kun (Workman) and Nearest the Pole Review] Softcover Near Fine
By: Royal Scottish Geographical Society
Price $19.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $80.95 (81%)
- Item # OP7370-286
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINEERING WOMEN: STORIES BY EARLY CLIMBERS David Mazel 1994 New Paperback Multiple Copies Available
By: Mazel, David
Price $0.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $13.96 (93%)
- Item # BK968-29612
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
OUT OF THE NOOSPHERE: ADVENTURE, SPORTS, TRAVEL, AND THE ENVIRONMENT 1998 Paperback New 2 Copies Available
By: Outside Magazine (The Editors Of)
Price $2.95 ~ Regular $15.00, You Save $12.05 (80%)
- Item # BK5848-8362
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
IN THE ICE WORLD OF THE HIMALAYA: AMONG THE PEAKS AND PASSES OF LADAKH, NUBRA, SURU AND BALTISTAN Fanny Workman 1900 1st USA edition Very Good
By: Workman, Fanny Bullock and William Hunter Workman
Price $350.00 ~ Regular $1000.00, You Save $650.00 (65%)
- Item # OP1719-942
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 2012 4 copies available
By: American Alpine Club 2012 Journal
Price $25.00 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $20.00 (44%)
- Item # AAJ2012-2334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WOMEN EXPLORERS OF THE MOUNTAINS Margo McLoone 2000 1st ed Hardcover Very Good
By: McLoone, Margo
Price $17.95 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $7.05 (28%)
- Item # BK4312-643
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1968 Denali in Winter 4 copies available
By: American Alpine Club 1968 Journal
Price $75.00
- Item # AAJ1968-2334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


SNOW ON THE HILLS Frank Smythe 1949 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Fine
By: Smythe, Frank
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $20.01 (57%)
- Item # OP3066-443p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE MOUNTAINEER'S PONTIFF: ACHILLE RATTI [Pope Pius XI] William Putnam 2006 1st ed New
By: Putnam, William and Barbara St Clair Post
Price $34.95
- Item # OP4203-443
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE COMPLETE POCKET GUIDE TO EUROPE E.C. and T.L. Stedman 1907 Hardcover Very Good
By: Stedman, Edmund C. and Thomas L. (Editors)
Price $19.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $80.95 (81%)
- Item # OP7352-286
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBS AND SKI RUNS: MOUNTAINEERING AND SKI-ING IN THE ALPS, GREAT BRITAIN AND CORSICA F.S. Smythe 1929 1st ed Hardcover Fine
By: Smythe, Frank
Price $45.00
- Item # OP9467A-226
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN PANORAMA: A BOOK OF WINTER SPORTS AND CLIMBING Max Robertson 1955 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Robertson, Max
Price $6.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $28.01 (80%)
- Item # OP1029-6954
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A DREAM OF WHITE HORSES: RECOLLECTIONS OF A LIFE ON THE ROCKS Edwin Drummond 1987 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Like New 3 Copies Available
By: Drummond, Edwin
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $30.01 (60%)
- Item # OP7400A-7183
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PEAKS AND PRECIPICES: SCRAMBLES IN THE DOLOMITES AND SAVOY Guido Rey 1914 1st UK ed Hardcover Very Good
By: Rey, Guido
Price $124.99 ~ Regular $175.00, You Save $50.01 (29%)
- Item # OP1579-928
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DAS BILDERBUCH DES SKILAUFERS [THE PICTURE BOOK OF SKIERS] Arnold Fanck 1932 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By: Fanck, Arnold
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $160.01 (80%)
- Item # OP5117-713
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FOOTLOOSE IN THE SWISS ALPS (Sierra Club Totebook) William Reifsnyder 1979 2nd ed Softcover Near Fine
By: Reifsnyder, William
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # GB5714A-269
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EXTREME ALPINE ROCK: THE 100 GREATEST ALPINE ROCK CLIMBS Walter Pause 1979 Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Pause, Walter and Jurgen Winkler
Price $95.00 ~ Regular $350.00, You Save $255.00 (73%)
- Item # OP877-267p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
偽物ブランド ブランドルイヴィトンコピー