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

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ISBN-10: 0061690511

ISBN-13: 9780061690518

Edition: 2010

Authors: Roger Bennett, Eli Horowitz

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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 popular 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,…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/2/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 7.37" wide x 9.13" long x 0.62" tall
Weight: 2.046