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Byrne s New Standard Book of Pool and Billiards
Byrne's New Standard Book of Pool and Billiards
by Robert Byrne
Paperback from Mariner Books
ISBN: 0156005549
Now updated throughout and expanded with new material on strategy in eight- and nine-ball, trick shots, and billiard memorabilia, this comprehensive guide to cue games remains "the definitive work on pool and billiards" (National Billiard News). Index; diagrams and photographs.In the world of cue sticks and side pockets, this is the gospel, the 1998 revised, standard version of the 1978 bible. A champion player, indefatigable writer, and inexhaustible promoter of his sport, Byrne racks his book into two halves, the first a primer on pool, the second on three-cushion billiards. Beginning with the fundamentals, he goes on to run the table with lots of readable advice and detailed diagrams for how to play individual shots, including trick shots, strategies for eight- and nine-ball, and rules for the major pool games. Then it's on to billiards, where he banks from the fundamentals to the art of shot making and tactics for play at every level, touching on every conceivable cushion along the way. --Jeff Silverman
 
The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards
The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards
by David G. Alciatore
Paperback from Sterling
ISBN: 1402714289
Master one of the world's most popular games with the help of a mechanical engineering professor who has a passion for pool. More than 80 principles of the game, presented with 250-plus precisely scaled illustrations and photographs, offer players of all levels a thorough overview of the fundamentals of 8-ball and 9-ball, including grip and stance, basic shots, position play and strategy, bank and kick shots, and advanced techniques such as carom and jump shots. Organized for quick study, this must-have guide features extensive cross-references and is supplemented with video clips, interesting mathematical formulas, and other resources also available at www.engr.colostate.edu/pool.
 
Pool and Billiards For Dummies
Pool and Billiards For Dummies
by Nicholas Leider
Paperback from For Dummies
ISBN: 0470565535

Practical, step-by-step tips for players of all levels

From Snooker to Carom to good-old-fashioned 8- or 9-Ball, Pool & Billiards For Dummies reveals the tips, tricks, and rules of play, covering the variety of the ever-popular games that make up pool and billiards. This hands-on guide discusses everything from the rules and strategies of the games to how to set up a pool room to choosing the right equipment, and is accompanied by dozens of photos and line drawings.

  • See how hard to hit the cue ball and where to hit it, the angle to hold the cue stick and how much chalk to use, how to use a bridge, and how to put spin on the ball
  • Includes advanced pool techniques and trick shots for the seasoned pool sharp
With Pool & Billiards For Dummies, even a novice can play like a champion!
 
The Science of Pocket Billiards
The Science of Pocket Billiards
by Jack H. Koehler
Paperback from Sportology Pubns
ISBN: 0962289027

The Science of Pocket Billiards covers the entire spectrum from basics to the most advanced concepts of pool. There are 262 pages (81/2 X 11) crammed with information along with 33 photographs and 277 illustrations to help clarify the material presented. The occasional player can skim through the book and learn enough for a lifetime of casual play while a serious student of pool can study this book for months or even years and continue to gain valuable knowledge.
 
Capelle s Practicing Pool
Capelle's Practicing Pool
by Phil Capelle
Spiral-bound from Billiards Press
Media Published: 2006-
ISBN: 0964920492
 
The 99 Critical Shots in Pool: Everything You Need to Know to Learn and Master the Game (Other)
The 99 Critical Shots in Pool: Everything You Need to Know to Learn and Master the Game (Other)
by Ray Martin, Inc. IMGS, Estate of Rosser Reeves
Paperback from Random House Puzzles & Games
Media Published: 1993-
ISBN: 0812922417

Thirtieth anniversary edition out in 2007!
World Champion Pool Player Ray "Cool Cat" Martin shares his secrets for playing winner's pool in this classic book, now with a new introduction by the author. Written with co-author Rosser Reeves three decades ago, The 99 Critical Shots in Pool remains one of the most authoritative guides to the game ever written. Over 200 illustrations show the proper form, technique, and approach to shots such as:
· The Center Ball Cheat-the-Pocket
· The Hook Shot
· The Seven Ball Stop Shot
· The Jump Shot
· The Frozen Kiss Shot
· The Nudge Shot
· The Side Pocket By-Pass Shot
Ray Martin, a Billiards Congress of America Hall of Fame inductee, is one of only seven players in the twentieth century to win three or more world 14.1 titles. He co-wrote this book with Rosser Reeves in 1976.
 
Play Your Best Pool
Play Your Best Pool
by Philip B. Capelle
Paperback from Billiards Press
ISBN: 0964920484

Phil Capelle's Play Your Best Pool is by far the most comprehensive book ever published on playing pool. The book's 442 pages reveal hundreds of secrets and strategies that can help improve your game regardless of whether you are new to the game or are on the verge of going pro.

A complete course on the fundamentals includes over 40 photos that demonstrate the correct stance, bridge, grip and stroke. A series of checklists shows you how to practice and evaluate your game. The next two chapters cover everything you need to know about aiming and shotmaking. Ninety diagrams demonstrate gamewinning shots including banks, cuts, combinations, billiards and caroms.

The pros make pool look so easy because they've mastered the art of position play. Play Your Best Pool shows you how to use english and then provides you with over 130 diagrams on all facets of position play so you can also learn expert cue ball control. Phil Capelle's 21 Principles of Position Play alone are worth far more than the price of the book. Speed control, natural position, how to plan for three balls at a time and down the line position are just a few of the principles covered in this section.

Your success at 8-ball and 9-ball, America's two most popular pool games, largely depends on how much you know about the strategy of each game. In two big chapters you'll learn all about offensive and defensive strategies that can help you gain control of the table and keep your opponent in his chair. You'll find solid advice on kick shots, safeties, pattern play, break shots and much more. These two chapters alone contain over 170 illustrations.

Developing a topflight pool game requires that you spend many hours at the practice table. Play Your Best Pool provides you with over 20 diagrams of practice drills and many other useful suggestions for making your practice sessions as fun and productive as possible.

To round out your complete course in pool you'll find chapters on the mental game, competition and how to improve that will tell you how to think like a winner and compete successfully in tournaments, leagues and money games.

 
Byrne s Complete Book of Pool Shots: 350 Moves Every Player Should Know
Byrne's Complete Book of Pool Shots: 350 Moves Every Player Should Know
by Robert Byrne
Paperback from Mariner Books
ISBN: 0156027216
Bestselling author, Hall-of-Famer, and master-teacher Robert Byrne is back with his most impressive effort yet: an exhaustive compendium of more than 350 pool shots that will take its place among the game's classic instructional books. Ranging from tickys to double-kisses and from jump shots to diamond systems, Byrne's Complete Book of Pool Shots takes players on an accelerated trip from pool kindergarten to graduate school. Most of Byrne's expertly diagrammed shots are not widely known and many are described here for the first time-in many cases, these are the secrets of a lifetime. Players of every skill level, including the most advanced, will find their game greatly strengthened by the clever moves Byrne has assembled.
For twenty-five years, Byrne's New Standard Book has been
"the definitive work on pool and billiards" (National Billiard Review). This new shot-by-shot reference will enable players to reach an even higher level. They'll have to read it before their opponents do.
 
Pleasures of Small Motions: Mastering the Mental Game of Pocket Billiards
Pleasures of Small Motions: Mastering the Mental Game of Pocket Billiards
by Bob Fancher Ph.D., Robert T Fancher
Paperback from Lyons Press
ISBN: 1585745391
 A psychotherapist and pool columnist breaks new ground by applying good science to the mental game of billiards and gives invaluable insight on competitive play.
 
Byrne s Advanced Technique in Pool and Billiards
Byrne's Advanced Technique in Pool and Billiards
by Robert Byrne
Paperback from Mariner Books
ISBN: 0156149710
The complement to Byrne's Standard Book of Pool and Billiards, this volume contains clear explanations and helpful diagrams for experienced players who wish to perfect their game. Illustrations.
 
Answers to a Pool Player's Prayers
by Richard Kranicki
Paperback from 1stBooks Library
 
Billiard Atlas on Systems and Techniques, Volume II
Billiard Atlas on Systems and Techniques, Volume II
by Walter Harris
Book Description: It is obvious that having definite objective aiming points will do wonders for a player's game, which is the basis of these books...the word "systems" does not exactly define this collection...a more appropriate description would be "planning cue ball paths." 
Paperback from Billiard Atlas
1994
 
A Billiard Atlas On Systems and Techniques, Volume IV
by Walter Harris, Walt, N. Harri
Paperback from Walt Harris
 
A Billiard Atlas on Systems and Techniques, Volume III
by Walt N. Harris, Walter Harris
Paperback - December 1996

The Billiard Guidebook
by Mose Duane
Paperback

Billiards at Half-Past Nine (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
by Heinrich Boll
Paperback - September 1994

Byrne's Treasury of Trick Shots in Pool and Billiards
by Robert Byrne
Paperback - December 1983

Byrne's Book of Great Pool Stories
by Robert Byrne (Editor), John Radziewicz (Editor)
George Plimpton, who knows a few things about sports writing, once observed that the smaller the ball, the better the writing, which tucks pool in there neatly between baseball and golf. With an anthology that racks up short stories by writers including Aleksandr Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy, Saki,...
Paperback - November 1995

Byrne's Advanced Technique in Pool and Billiards
by Robert Byrne
Paperback - September 1990

Byrne's Wonderful World of Pool and Billiards: A Cornucopia of Instruction, Strategy, Anecdote, and Colorful Characters
by Robert Byrne, Christa Malone (Editor)
Paperback - November 1996

The Complete Book of Billiards
by Mike Shamos, Michael Ian Shamos
Hardcover -

The origins of billiards, pool, snooker, and other cue sports date back centuries, and The Complete Book of Billiards is the essential reference guide to these and all associated cue games. The book is both informative and entertaining as it defines the whole of billiard terminology within a...

Billiards: The Official Rules & Records Book
by Billiard Congress of America
Paperback - November 1992

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pool & Billiards
by Ewa Mataya Laurance, et al
Paperback

Pool is currently the fifth largest recreational sport in America, with over 45 million people playing at least once a year. As the trend growsand more and more bars now sport one, if not several, pool tablesthere is an ever- increasing number of first-timers coming to play. Ewa Mataya Laurance,...

Byrne's New Standard Book of Pool and Billiards
by Robert Byrne
In the world of cue sticks and side pockets, this is the gospel, the 1998 revised, standard version of the 1978 bible. A champion player, indefatigable writer, and inexhaustible promoter of his sport, Byrne racks his book into two halves, the first a primer on pool, the second on three-cushion...
Paperback - July 1998

The Black Widow's Guide to Killer Pool: Become the Player to Beat
by Jeanette Lee, Adam Scott Gershenson
Jeanette Lee, a.k.a. the Black Widow, is one of the hottest players on the women's professional pool tour. While some critics maintain she's a star only because she's beautiful, with her long, black hair and tight-fitting, fashionable clothes, Lee has the skills to live up to her fierce persona....
Paperback - June 2000

Cornbread Red: Pool's Greatest Money Player
by Bob Henning
Paperback

Daly's Billiard Book
by Maurice Daly
Paperback - August 1988
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Game of Billiards: Pocket-Carom-Three Cushion
by Clive, Jr. Cottingham
Paperback - December 1976

The Ewa Mataya Pool Guide
by Ewa Mataya, Bob Brown (Contributor)
Paperback - March 1995

Do It for the Game
by Robert Campbell
Paperback

Essential Pool: A Complete Course from a World Champion
by Arthur Cranfield, Laurence S. Moy
Expert advice on every aspect of playing pool for anyone-beginner to pro-wishing to improve his or her game. Pool is one of America's favorite pastimes, and it's a game everyone can enjoy. In Essential Pool, Hall-of-Famer Babe Cranfield takes the mystery out of playing well, providing encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction in everything from the basics to "playing position" for your next shot to developing a winning attitude. ...
Paperback

Win at Pocket Billiards: Bank and Kick Shots Simplified, Explained and Illustrated
by Desmond Allen
If you play pool, this concise, fully-illustrated book can make you a winner. Win at Pocket Billiards teaches the pool player how to pocket one-, two-, and three-rail kick shots. The author also includes savvy tips for nine ball and straight pool....
Paperback

Playing Off the Rail: A Pool Hustler's Journey
by David McCumber
Paperback - April 1997

How Would You Play This?: How to Think Your Way to Winning at Pool
by George Fels
Paperback - July 1998

Precision Pool
by Gerry D. Kanov, Shari Stauch
Paperback - March 1999

Sharpen you strategy and shot-making skills! Precision Pool will help you master the tactics and techniques to excel in the four most popular forms of the game: 9-ball, 8-ball, straight pool, and one pocket. Gerry "The Ghost" Kanov and Shari "The Shark" Stauch share their wealth of knowledge and...

McGoorty: A Pool Room Hustler (Total/Sports Illustrated Classic Series)
by Danny McGoorty, Robert Byrne
Fast-paced and gritty, McGoorty tells the story of Danny McGoorty, the infamous pool and billiards player. Ladies' man, bad boy, dandy, drinker, and hobo in the days before World War II, he skipped from town to town with his pool cue as a meal ticket. This is a raucous true tale from the sport's...
Paperback

A Mind for Pool: How to Master the Mental Game
by Philip B. Capelle
Paperback: 306 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.80 x 9.97 x 6.98
Billards Press; ISBN: 0964920417; (May 1, )
 

Play Your Best Pool
by Philip B. Capelle
Paperback from Billiards Pr
 
Playing Off the Rail: A Pool Hustler's Journey
by David Mccumber
Paperback from Avon
 
Pocket Billiards: Fundamentals of Technique & Play
by Bogdan Pejcic, et al
Paperback - September 1993

The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Billiards
by Michael Ian Shamos
Hardcover

Recognized as the foremost authority since its original publication in 1993, The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Billiards is the most exhaustive book on pool, billiards, snooker, and other cue sports. Completely updated and revised with hundreds of new entries on records, rules, players and...

Pocket Billiards With Cue Tips
by Edward D. Knuchell
Paperback - November 1984

A Smarter Way to Learn Pool: Proven Techniques for Mastering the Game
by George Fels
Paperback - February 1999

Snooker (Teach Yourself Books)
by John Spencer, Clive Everton (Editor)
Paperback - October 1993

Pool Simplified, Somewhat
by George Fels
Paperback - August 2000

Steve Mizerak's Complete Book of Pool
by Steve Mizerak, et al
Paperback

Willie Mosconi's Winning Pocket Billiards: For Beginners and Advanced Players With a Section on Trick Shots
by Willie Mosconi
Few players have left a more indelible mark upon a sport than the late Willie Mosconi. For nearly half a century, Mosconi dominated the game of pocket billiards, winning the coveted World Title fifteen times from 1940 to 1957 and pocketing a string of records along the way. His unparalled skill with...
Paperback - June 1995

Science of Pocket Billiards
by Jack H. Koehler
Hardcover from Sportology Pubns
1989

Upscale One-Pocket
by Jack H Koehler
Paperback - November 1995

Billiard Encyclopedia : An Illustrated History of the Sport
by Victor Stein, Paul Rubino
The 2nd Edition of The Billiard Encyclopedia is the only complete book ever written on the sport of billiards, pool and related accessories. Tracing the origins back to the ball and bat games of the Egyptians, the co-authors have provided a complete history of the billiards sport as we know it...
Hardcover - June 1996
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Billiard Atlas on Systems and Techniques, Volume I
by Walter Harris
Paperback - December 1991
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