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BOOKS UNDER THE TREE
Fred R. Smith
December 17, 1956
For Christmas, there is a long, varied shelf of new sports books this year. Here are 19 of the best, including five from Sports Illustrated
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December 17, 1956

Books Under The Tree

For Christmas, there is a long, varied shelf of new sports books this year. Here are 19 of the best, including five from Sports Illustrated

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NATURE'S WONDERS edited and compiled by Charles L. Sherman, with 462 color photographs ( Hanover House, $7.50, 252 pages). A beautiful and informative book, of interest to children as well as adults, this was prepared with the cooperation of the National Audubon Society. It has chapters on birds, flowers, seed and plant reproduction, etc.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT, THE NATURALIST, by Paul Russell Cutright (Harper, $4, 297 pages). During his administration as President, Theodore Roosevelt set aside almost 150 million acres of public lands and created 51 wildlife reservations. Here is the story of his interest in nature from his boyhood bird-watching days.

REMINGTON ARMS IN AMERICAN HISTORY by Alden Hatch (Rinehart, $6.50, 359 pages). Few companies are so entwined with U.S. history as is Remington Arms. The book includes tables and photographs of every model of gun the company ever made.

In addition to these books, there is also a selection from the pages of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, TIP FROM THE TOP, Book 2, 52 more golf lessons, compiled by Herbert Warren Wind (Prentice-Hall, $3.95). It is also available, boxed, with Book 1 ($6.95). THE SPIRIT OF THE WILD by Dr. William J. Long ( Doubleday, $4) is a publication in book form of the delightful nature studies rediscovered by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. HITS, RUNS AND SOCIAL ERRORS ( Random House, $2.95) is a selection of cartoons from SPORTS ILLUSTRATED selected by Charles Preston. YESTERDAY IN SPORTS edited by John Durant (Barnes, $3.75, 136 pages) contains 62 of yesterday's most dramatic moments in sports. And TO THE GREAT SOUTHERN SEA by William A. Robinson (Harcourt, Brace, $5) appeared in part as The Ultimate Storm.

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