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Everything You Know Is Pong: How Mighty Table Tennis Shapes Our World

Everything You Know Is Pong: How Mighty Table Tennis Shapes Our World (Hardback)

By Bennett, Roger
By Horowitz, Eli

Every sport claims to be the world's game-soccer, basketball, kabadi. But few can match the global status acquired by modest yet ubiquitous ping pong: constant but never ascendant, willing to be considered a little ridiculous, all the while secreting its fingerprints across popul...ar culture. Fidel Castro and Prince Charles, Thelonius Monk and 50 Cent, George Foreman and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charlie Chaplin and Ellen Degeneres - all have clutched a paddle, all have peered across that net with menacing intent. If you throw in a billion Chinese aficionados, it is no empty boast to claim that ping pong is the most popular yet little exposed pastime in the world today. A beautifully illustrated, unabashed love letter to ping pong, Everything You Know is Pong tells the little-known story of this almighty subculture. With essays from such paddle-weilding luminaries as Jonathan Safran Foer, Nick Hornby, Harry Evans, Davy Rothbart, and Will Shortz, and using images as diverse as 1960s Dr. Pepper advertisements, Chinese telephone cards, and primitive video game consoles, this book is nothing less than a coronation of ping pong, the sleeping giant of fast-paced fun.
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ISBN 9780061690518
Released NZ 1 Nov 2010
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780061690518
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint It Books
Released 1 Nov 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Bennett, Roger
By Horowitz, Eli
Category Table Tennis
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 187mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 796.346
Weight 932g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Table tennis
NBS Text Ball Games: Court & Indoor
ONIX Text General/trade