Covering a time of great social and technological change, this history traces the development of the four classic aquatic disciplines of competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo, with its main focus on racing. Working from the beginnings of municipal recreational swimming, the book fully explores the links between swimming and other aspects of English life society including class, education, gender, municipal governance, sexuality and the Victorian invention of the sports amateur-professional divide.
Uniquely focused on swimming -often neglected in analytic sports histories- this is the first study of its kind and will be an important landmark in the establishment of swimming history as a topic of scholarly investigation.
This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
Set in a post apocalyptic America just after a solar storm destroyed the grid and most technology finds the hero David, of the original book Preppers Road March, trying to create a sustainable life at his bug out location. I was contacted by a number of readers who wanted to inquire about what had happened to their favorite characters who first appeared in the Prepper Trilogies. I undertook the task of answering this, as a thank you to my dedicated readers, by beginning a series of Prepper Novelettes so that the characters could give voice to their own experiences from their differing personal perspectives. These are short little updating features that give my readers 'the rest of the story' that popular demand has requested. This is the third book in the series. David and his fellow refugees who bugged out to the lake continue the struggle for everyday existence as they must range farther abroad on their "borrowing" trips for supplies. Boudreaux and Bernie have gotten the Trading Post up and running and are finding innovative ways to keep it stocked as well as guarded against a populace growing more desperate everyday. The novelletes are written utilizing southern style language and grammer.
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