The Oval World
Paperback. Pub Date :2013-03-28 Pages: 656 Language: English Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers Over the years that followed-and to this day-the presidents relied on. misunderstood. sabotaged. and formed alliances with one another that changed history. The worlds most exclusive fraternity is a complicated place: its members are bound forever because they sat in the Oval Office and know its secrets.
This mint, First Edition, HARDBACK, Vision Sports Publishing, London has a mint, unclipped dust jacket that is now protected by an extra, bespoke, clear acid-free slipcover. The cover is green boards with gilt lettering to the spine. The book size is 10Ów x 11.5Ó h with 240 pristine pages on heavy high quality paper. The book is extensively illustrated.
Rugby has always been a sport with as much drama off the field as on it. For every thrilling last-minute Jonny Wilkinson drop-goal to win the World Cup or Jonah Lomu rampage down the touchline for a try there has been a split, a feud, or a controversy. The Oval World is the first full-length history of rugby on a world scale-from its origins in the village-based football games of medieval times to the globalized sport of the twenty-first century, now played over a hundred countries.
A set of football rules was first produced at Rugby School in 1845, but the early growth of the game had much to do with the account in Tom Brown's Schooldays, which described the uncodified version of the 1830s. This comprehensive history of rugby traces its roots in medieval village football, describes how it spread around the world and explains how the rules and organization of the sport have evolved from Tom Brown's day to the modern professional era.