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Title:The Naval Aviation Physical Training Manuals; Track and Field
Price:AUD$12.60 (about USD$9.80)
Item ID:SB00-0115774
Publisher:United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland, 1950
Illustrator:Martin A. Topper– Illustrator, Photographic
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:No
United States Naval Institute, 1950, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Reprint, Illustrated By: Martin A. Topper– Illustrator, Photographic

preface by T. J. Hamilton, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.), Director of Athletics, University of Pittsburgh, introduction to the first edition, introduction to the revised edition, appendix and index. Photographic endpapers, both different. The text is illustrated with black and white photographs – some step-by-step, and black and white line illustrations by Martin A. Topper. Yellow coloured cloth covered boards with blue coloured title and embossed illustration to the front panel and blue coloured titles to the backstrip. This book was first published in 1943, and this is a revised edition of 1950. It is the manual used by the United States Navy Academy to train new recruits to be naval pilots. As the fold over blurb states "... It was the first time that intensive athletic training was used militarily, not only for conditioning and recreation, but to develop an intensified desired qualities, such as quick reaction, coordination, accurate timing, court judgement, aggressiveness, and determination. It was, without question, the most rigourous maths program conducted in this country utilising a large group of different sports." Softening and rubbing to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Dust marks to the top book edge and rubbing to the lower book edge. Some fading to the backstrip and a few hints of marks to the book panels. Browning to the textblock edges and pages. Revised Edition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. [12], XIII- -XIV, [2], 3-217, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Martin A. Topper– Illustrator, Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Inventory No: 0115774.
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