The Polo Encyclopedia, 2d ed.

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About the Book

In its greatly expanded second edition, this definitive reference work on the sport of Polo includes more than 18,000 alphabetical and cross-referenced entries covering players, teams, national and international tournaments, rules of the game, books on polo and their authors, as well as painters and sculptors of polo subjects. No other book includes as much information about the game in a single volume.

About the Author(s)

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 North America, Argentina and England. He divides his time between Connecticut and Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Horace A. Laffaye
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 424
Bibliographic Info: 104 photos, tables
Copyright Date: 2015
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9577-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1956-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments vi

Foreword by David Woodd vii

Preface viii

How to Use This Book ix

The Encyclopedia 1


Book Reviews & Awards

“judging from the reception of the first edition, the second will also be a must-have for enthusiasts of the sport and those interested in its history…the sport of polo has not only been captured but extensively documented with well-chosen photos…appealing and intriguing reading for many fans of the sport…recommended”—Choice; “the breadth of research reflected in this new edition is extraordinary…marvelous…a truly significant addition to the literature on this magnificent sport”—Journal of Sport History; “meticulous attention to detail…a cornucopia of information…a highly informative and readable book that can be dipped into as a reference book or read to provide hours of enlightenment and enjoyment…a unique and fascinating account”—The Morning Line; “much added information”—ARBA; “one of the most useful books in a polo library”—Polo Times; “an in-depth encyclopedia of all things polo”—ProtoView; “indispensable…the ultimate work on polo…the Encyclopedia ignores no aspect of polo”—PQ International.