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Title Profiles in polo : the players who changed the game / edited by Horace A. Laffaye ; foreword by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales
Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xi, 288 pages, 8 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents pt. 1. The pioneers -- Edward Hartopp: "this must be a good game" -- Thomas St. Quintin: "a great polo pioneer" -- John Watson: the founding father -- Francis Herbert: "killed a salmon, shot some grouse and played polo" -- Foxhall Keene: "a life of pure delight" -- Harry Payne Whitney: "total polo."
pt. 2. Between the wars -- Johnny Traill: an Irishman from the Pampas -- Devereux Milburn: a back for the ages -- Lewis Lacey: master of the game -- Rao Raja Hanut Singh: "there is only one tiger" -- Tommy Pope: the horse whisperer -- Earl Mountbatten of Burma: a tangible legacy -- Jim Ashton: of the brothers four
pt. 3. The superstars -- Thomas Hitchcock Jr.: "the best of America was in his veins" -- Cecil Smith: the cowboy from Llano -- Stewart Iglehart: "best backhander in the game" -- Bob Skene: "Hurricane Bob" -- Carlos Menditeguy: "to be the best was effortless" -- Sinclair Hill: "I'll give you fancy pants!" -- Juan Carlos Harriott Jr.: "the aristocrat of polo" -- Francisco Dorignac: the chieftain
pt. 4. Shakers and movers -- Lord Cowdray: he saved the day for England -- John Oxley: patron and benefactor -- Kerry Packer: winning whatever the cost -- Michael Rattray: player, promoter and environmentalist -- Marcos Uranga: a vision splendid -- Claire Tomlinson: "the most influential lady player."
pt. 5. The great contemporaries -- H.R.H. the Prince of Wales: the prince of polo -- Alberto Pedro Heguy: Basque blood: passion and verve -- Julian Hipwood: a living polo legend -- Harold Barry: "a galloping oak with the soul of a poet" -- Gonzalo Pieres: superstar and entrepreneur -- Guillermo Gracida Jr.: the field general -- Adolfo Cambiaso: "there is a kid from Cañuelas."
Summary "This book profiles over 30 of the most influential polo players from history. Each chapter covers an individual player, and players include early pioneers, those who played during the "golden era" (the years between World War I and World War II), superstars, game-changers, and great contemporaries"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-273) and index
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Subject Polo players -- Biography
GAMES -- Gambling -- Sports.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Sports.
Polo players
Genre/Form collective biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Laffaye, Horace A., 1935-
LC no. 2007018919
ISBN 9781476605180