Ping Pong Fever: The Madness That Swept 1902 America
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Título: Ping Pong Fever: The Madness That Swept 1902...
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The true story of the amazing 1902 Ping Pong craze in America.
A perfume named Ping Pong? Ping Pong in half a dozen different Broadway shows? Ping Pong cigarettes, a Ping Pong dance, Ping Pong soap and Ping Pong Juice? It's starting to sound like Dr. Seuss! Twin babies named Ping and Pong? Ping Pong balls used to mail letters? Ping Pong on a train? Ping Pong on the brain!
Welcome to 1902 America. A new game with a funny name is changing lives. There is no escaping the epidemic, spreading uncontrollably from family to family, infiltrating every town and hamlet in the nation.
Full of rich period detail, this lively romp examines who is playing---from the famous to the farmer to the athlete---and the effect of the madness on every sphere of daily living---fashion, romance, humor, health and more. Indeed, this is social history at its most absorbing. Tournament champions included the day's top lawn tennis players.
And for the first time anywhere: Who really invented Ping Pong? And where did that name come from?
"...A ground breaking masterpiece...with some sensational discoveries..."---ITTF Museum.
Illustrated with over 400 photos, drawings and cartoons from the 1902 era.
Oh, a warning: You, too, will catch PING PONG FEVER.
But you will also catch yourself smiling at all the great stories and many victims of this amazing craze.
"...highly recommended....absolutely packed with vintage table tennis pictures..."---Larry Hodges, member of USATT Hall of Fame.
"...I have to say that other [table tennis] histories are dwarfed by comparison...If you are intrigued by our sport, or even just enjoy a good yarn---get one!"---Barry Hayward, tabletennislibrary.co.uk.
Steve Grant's writing on the sport's history appears in publications of the Museum of the International Table Tennis Federation. He has played table tennis in basements and back yards and city parks, on cruise ships, in school gyms and college dorms, and at summer camps, recreation centers, billiard parlors, hotels and resorts, but mostly at table tennis clubs.
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