Anyone familiar with these books?

Anyone familiar with these books?

Post by Harold Sim » Thu, 09 Jan 2003 12:19:37


Hi, all

I often buy books through the mail from a reseller. A while ago, I got one by
Luther ("Wimpy") Lassiter. It was small, old, and had nothing of value except
to someone who had never seen a pool cue.

Now, two pool books are available. They are:

On Snooker:The game and the Characters Who Play it
                    by Mordecai Richler, 194 pp, no publication date
                    Price $4.95

The Straight Pool Bible, by A. Cranfield and L.S. Moy
                    170 pp, no publication date, Price $3.95

Anyone know of either of these. They both are probably quite old since the
authors are unfamiliar to me.

Also, if anyone wishes these for their pool book library, I can tell you where
and how to get them-don't know how many available.

Hal

 
 
 

Anyone familiar with these books?

Post by Walter Cardwel » Fri, 10 Jan 2003 01:26:01

The Straight Pool Bible just came out in 2000 and got a lot of good reviews.
Arthur "Babe" Cranfield is a contemporary of Luther Lassiter's who beat him
for the World Championship in '64.


Quote:
> Hi, all

> I often buy books through the mail from a reseller. A while ago, I got one
by
> Luther ("Wimpy") Lassiter. It was small, old, and had nothing of value
except
> to someone who had never seen a pool cue.

> Now, two pool books are available. They are:

> On Snooker:The game and the Characters Who Play it
>                     by Mordecai Richler, 194 pp, no publication date
>                     Price $4.95

> The Straight Pool Bible, by A. Cranfield and L.S. Moy
>                     170 pp, no publication date, Price $3.95

> Anyone know of either of these. They both are probably quite old since the
> authors are unfamiliar to me.

> Also, if anyone wishes these for their pool book library, I can tell you
where
> and how to get them-don't know how many available.

> Hal


 
 
 

Anyone familiar with these books?

Post by Bob Jewet » Fri, 10 Jan 2003 03:33:47

Quote:

> Anyone know of either of these.  They both are probably quite
> old since the authors are unfamiliar to me.

Two of the best on-line resources for info about books are
amazon.com and http://www.addall.com/Used/.  Amazon often lists
out-of-print books.  Amazon has on-line reviews by readers, but
you have to be a little careful as more than one review I've seen
has been by a pimp/shill. Addall searches multiple used book sites,
and also has a very nice section that searches for best prices on
new books.

For example, here is the Addall info on "The Straight Pool Bible"
as a new book:

    TITLE: Straight Pool Bible
    by Author: Arthur Cranfield, Laurence S. Moy
    ISBN: 158574025x
    Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
    Publish Date: 01/01/2000
    Binding: Paperback , 192 pages
    List Price: USD 19.95

The Richler book was published August 1st, 2001.  Both of the
prices you list appear to be quite low.

--

Bob Jewett

 
 
 

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Post by Bruce Boy » Fri, 10 Jan 2003 03:38:13

Quote:

>On Snooker:The game and the Characters Who Play it
>                    by Mordecai Richler, 194 pp, no publication date
>                    Price $4.95
>Anyone know of either of these. They both are probably quite old
>since the authors are unfamiliar to me.

Harold,

Mordecai Richler was one of Canada's literary giants, but very much like the
bagpipes, either revered or reviled depending on the tilt or your kilt. He
died only about a year ago or so. On Snooker was published in 2001 not too
long before his death and I think it was his last book published.

Did you read it?

For those who haven't, it relates the ways that snooker and the 'pool room'
played a part in his life growing up in Montreal. He also expounds on the
state of professional snookerdom. As a frequent traveler to Britain, he
planned his trips around the Crucible championships and attended many
sessions over the years. Not a bad read.
--
Protection Island Bruce

 
 
 

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Post by Dave Keit » Fri, 10 Jan 2003 07:54:25

Mordecai Richler was one of Canada's finest authors until his fairly recent
death.  He wrote "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz", possibly his most
well know book.  He was apparently always interested in snooker, and About
Snooker was I believe his last book.  It is a story / narrative book about
halls and culture and personalities, much more art than anything else.

"About Snooker" is listed on Amazon for $16


Quote:
> Hi, all

> I often buy books through the mail from a reseller. A while ago, I got one
by
> Luther ("Wimpy") Lassiter. It was small, old, and had nothing of value
except
> to someone who had never seen a pool cue.

> Now, two pool books are available. They are:

> On Snooker:The game and the Characters Who Play it
>                     by Mordecai Richler, 194 pp, no publication date
>                     Price $4.95

> The Straight Pool Bible, by A. Cranfield and L.S. Moy
>                     170 pp, no publication date, Price $3.95

> Anyone know of either of these. They both are probably quite old since the
> authors are unfamiliar to me.

> Also, if anyone wishes these for their pool book library, I can tell you
where
> and how to get them-don't know how many available.

> Hal

 
 
 

Anyone familiar with these books?

Post by Rich Shewmake » Fri, 10 Jan 2003 23:07:36

--


Quote:
> Hi, all

> I often buy books through the mail from a reseller. A while ago, I got one
by
> Luther ("Wimpy") Lassiter. It was small, old, and had nothing of value
except
> to someone who had never seen a pool cue.

> Now, two pool books are available. They are:

> On Snooker:The game and the Characters Who Play it
>                     by Mordecai Richler, 194 pp, no publication date
>                     Price $4.95

> The Straight Pool Bible, by A. Cranfield and L.S. Moy
>                     170 pp, no publication date, Price $3.95

> Anyone know of either of these. They both are probably quite old since the
> authors are unfamiliar to me.

> Also, if anyone wishes these for their pool book library, I can tell you
where
> and how to get them-don't know how many available.

> Hal

I saw Cranfield play in Johnson City, Illinois in 1962. He was one of the
great ones! I don't know anything about his book, though.

--Rich