Sports & Recreation

The Ascent of Denali

Read by Phil Schempf


Hudson Stuck


The story of the First Ascent of Denali by Hudson Stuck, Harry Karstens, Walter Harper and Robert Tatum in 1913, recorded in celebration of …

American Big-Game Hunting

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Theodore Roosevelt


The first book published by The Boone and Crockett Club founded by Theodore Roosevelt and George Grinnell, who declared in their Editors Not…

Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)


Edward Whymper


Scrambles Amongst the Alps is one the great classics (some would say the greatest) of early mountaineering literature, and Edward Whymper (1…

Modern Magic: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Conjuring

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Professor Louis Hoffman


This "how-to" book covers everything for the 1800's illusionist, from stage presence & dress, program and stage arrangement, t…

How to Camp Out

Read by Sarah Jennings


John Mead Gould


Advice on camp gear, clothing, cooking, hiking, and other topics. Much of the book remains good and sensible advice today, but modern reader…

Short Works on Sports Collection 01

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Various


A miscellany of poetry and short works of fact and fiction on the topic of sports from North America, Great Britain and Australasia. The col…

The Cycle Industry, its origin, history and latest developments

Read by Phil Benson


Walter Ferdinando Grew


From the velocipede to the motor cycle in twenty chapters. A short history of the British bicycle industry from its origins in a Coventry se…

Association Football and How to Play It

Read by Ben Adams


John Cameron


An overview of the positions, tactics, and history of association football written by one of the game's early stars. John Cameron was a most…

Football Days: Memories of the Game and of the Men behind the Ball

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William Hanford Edwards


A book reminiscent of the days when football was gaining popularity in America. (summary by Ian Hatley)

Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada

Read by Melanie Schleeter McCalmont


Clarence King


"Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada" is a memoir by Clarence King of his adventures and work with the California Geological Surve…

Diversions in Sicily

Read by R. S. Steinberg


Henry Festing Jones


Samuel Butler's biographer dedicates his urbane account of the culture and entertainments of rural Sicily to the unborn son of his guide to …

Pleasure Cycling

Read by TriciaG


Henry Clyde


"In this little book, the writer, looking back to his own days of inexperience in cycling, has endeavored to furnish some useful inform…

Girl Scout Collection

Read by Betsie Bush


Various


These articles, pamphlets, and stories relating to the Girls Scouts of America touch on the history, activities, ideals, and traditions of t…

Pitching in a Pinch

Read by Lee Smalley


Christy Mathewson


In this book Mathewson is telling the reader of the game as it is played in the Big Leagues.... It’s as good as his pitching and some exciti…

Cycling in the Alps

Read by Phil Benson


C. L. Freeston


A guide to cycling in the European Alps in the days before surfaced roads and automobile tourism. As the author explains, the spectacular vi…

Greek Athletics

Read by Heather Eney


Frederick Adam Wright


The history of Greek athletics as it pertains to the Olympics. Describes various activities such as boxing, wrestling, etc. and accounts fro…

Bert's Treatise of Hawkes and Hawking

Read by Curt Walton


Edmund Bert


An approved Treatise of Hawkes and Hawking. Divided into three Bookes. The first teacheth, How to make a short-winged Hawke good, with good …

Good Hunting: In Pursuit of Big Game in the West

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Theodore Roosevelt


Theodore Roosevelt was one of the most passionate of natural conservationsts having establish five national parks, 18 national monuments, an…

Forty Seasons of First-Class Cricket

Read by Phil Benson


Richard Gorton Barlow


R. G. "Dick" Barlow was one of the most accomplished all-round cricketers of the late 19th Century. For many years he opened the b…

An Angler's Hours

Read by Adrian Praetzellis


Hugh Tempest Sheringham


One of the classic British books about angling. The author’s love was fly fishing—“…while there are trout, life is worth living…” but he was…

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