The Evolution of Polo

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McFarland, Jul 1, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 364 pages
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Tracing the evolution of polo from its origins in Central Asia to its current manifestation as a professional sport that attracts wealthy sponsors and patrons, this sociological study examines how polo has changed according to the economic and cultural differences of the nations and continents where it is played. One hundred historic and modern photographs are included.
  

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Contents

Foreword
1
Preface
3
The Tribesmen
5
The Aristocrats
18
Color Photos
126
The Amateurs
127
The Professionals
224
Appendix A
301
Appendix B
303
Appendix C
305
Chapter Notes
307
Bibliography
327
Index
333
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About the author (2009)

A polo player and surgeon, Horace A. Laffaye is on the board of directors of the Museum of Polo and is chairman of the Polo Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. His writings on the game include several books and many articles in magazines in America, Argentina and England. He divides his time between Connecticut and Florida.

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