Snooker Bookshelf: Page 7
"The Robert Byrne Collection"
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"Byrne's Treasury of Trick Shots in Pool & Billiards"
Robert Byrne. 320 pages. Over 300 Illustrations. Published 2015.
Fully illustrated and in color for the first time, the book's clear diagrams, paired with secret insider tips, describe simple stunts for the beginner, those that take years of practice, and some that the author doubts you'll ever be able to do.
Byrne demonstrates historical shots, including some invented by the famous Captain Mingaud, the world's first professional exhibition player, and newer tricks seen while travelling to tournaments around the world. Includes many anecdotes.
"McGoorty: A Pool Room Hustler"
Robert Byrne. 272 pages. Published 2004.
Danny McGoorty was a billiards champion of that bygone era when cue artists were often scam artists and pool rooms were held to be dens of iniquity. Hustler and hobo, womanizer and fashion plate, McGoorty was at once eyewitness to Capone's Chicago and the feats of greats like Willie Hoppe and Willie Mosconi. Master billiards writer Robert Byrne relates his colorful and seedy life.
"Byrne's Complete Book of Pool Shots:
350 Moves Every Player Should Know"
Robert Byrne. 384 pages. Over 290 Illustrations. Published 2003.
This is the 6th title from this wonderful author, and another that will become one of the classic works on the game. Not intended for the newcomer - there is little on technique, but experienced players will widen their knowledge by discovering little known shots that are explained and diagrammed in the clearest detail.
"Advanced Technique in Pool & Billiards"
Robert Byrne. 256 Pages. 200 Illustrations. Published 1999.
British players, told for so long that side cannot be transferred to the object-ball will be amazed by the examples shown within this book. Plants and sets are also dealt with more comprehensively than can be found in any British book currently available.
"Byrne's New Standard Book of Pool and Billiards"
Robert Byrne. 432 pages. Over 400 Illustrations. Published 1998.
This is a book that the serious snooker player should not overlook. The balls only respond to the laws of physics - they don't care which game you play!
"Byrne's Wonderful World of Pool & Billiards"
Robert Byrne. 240 pages. Over 150 Illustrations. Published 1996.
Includes J.B. Priestley's "At Thurston's" - an essay describing a match between Joe Davis and Tom Newman in the late 1920's.
"Byrne's Book of Great Pool Stories"
Robert Byrne. 320 pages. Not Illustrated. Published 1995.
A collection of 31 short stories covering Russian Pool, English Billiards, Snooker and American Pool. The authors include Tolstoy, A.A. Milne, Walter Tevis, Pushkin, and many more. Also includes probably the only science fiction billiards story you will ever read.