Byrne's Book of Great Pool Stories

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Robert Byrne
Harcourt Brace & Company, 1995 - Sports & Recreation - 302 pages
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From Tolstoy to Vachss, writers have been attracted to pool because of its colorful characters, the skill of the players, the mystique of sharks and gamblers, and the game's addictive nature. This collection of 31 stories, including works by A.A. Milne, Wallace Stegner, and others, will delight fans of lively writing--especially those who have tried to bank the eight in the side pocket.

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Starting with an 1829 short story by James Hall, Byrne covers 163 years of pool and billiards literature. There are tragic stories, comic tales, and even a Damon Runyanesque pastiche in an sf setting ... Read full review


The Billiard Table 1829 by James Hall
Recollections of a Billiard Scorer 1855 by Leo Tolstoy
A Game of Billiards 1869 by Alphonse Daudet

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Robert Byrne has won numerous tournaments including the National Senior and National Amateur tournaments in three-cushion billiards. Named "best billiard writer" by Billiards Digest , his books and videos on pool have sold nearly a million copies. Inducted into the Billiard Congress of America's Hall of Fame in 2000, he lives in Dubuque, Iowa.

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