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A Social History of Swimming in England, 1800 1918: Splashing in the Serpentine

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Covering a time of great social and technological change, this title traces the history and development of the four classic aquatic disciplines of competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo, with its main focus on racing.
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published December 14th 2007 by Routledge
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Malcolm
This is quite disappointing – it came out as a special issue of a scholarly journal and just doesn’t seem to hold together as a monograph. Although the material included is good, useful, and well put together, it finishes up being series of linked but not integrated studies. There is a good introductory essay that sets the scene well and outlines the big picture but there is no conclusion drawing the strands together or, given the paucity of good historical scholarship on swimming, anything that ...more
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