Snooker Bookshelf: Page 9
"The Secret Art Of Pool"
Lee Brett. 102 pages. Illustrated. Published 2011.
"Having coached and advised numerous top players including Darren Appleton, Shane Van Boening, Mike Dechaine, John Morra & many more. Lee Brett has decided now is the time to share these secrets in his instructional book. Covering his "V" grip technique, his 1 to 5 set up sysytem, Inside & Outside the box, how to have strong fundamentals, including sighting, alignment, stance, bridge hand & arm, follow through, 100% aiming system, and much more to mastering the art of pool."
"Pool Techniques and Tricks"
Pierre Morin. 264 pages. Published 2011.
"This is a comprehensive illustrated guide on how to play pool like a champion. It reveals the secrets of the world's best players and describes how their knowledge of table geometry and physics, along with a few wellguarded "secrets," are key to their success.
The book also contains: Equipment and accessories; Hand and finger positions and using the bridge; Geometry of the table and working with ball motion; How to analyze and play difficult shots; Strategy and competition; Game rules and history."
"Basic Pool: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide"
Arthur Cranfield & Laurence S. Moy. 224 pages. Published 2011.
"Anyone can learn to play pool well. Anyone can apply his or her strengths to the game and excel since the game requires so many different types of skills. Whatever your style, skills, and strengths, Babe has something to teach you. Topics include: Cue ball control, how to perfect your aim using babe's famous "arrow" system, maintaining proper concentration, effective practice techniques, and many more. Babe takes the mystery out of playing well, providing encouraging and easy to follow instructions for every aspect of the game."
"Pool & Billiards for Dummies"
Nicholas Leider. 384 pages. Indexed. Illustrated. Pub. 2010.
From snooker to carom to good old-fashioned 8 or 9 ball, Pool & Billiards For Dummies covers the variety of ever popular games that make up pool and billiards. This hands-on guide discusses everything from the rules and strategies of the games to how to set up your very own poolroom.
Practical, step-by-step instruction for players of all levels. Includes dozens of photos and line drawings.
Nick Metcalfe. 224 pages. Illustrated. Published 2010.
"Pool is one of the world's most popular sports and one of the most exciting. Rack em up with The Pool Bible and get a complete understanding of the game including the history, legends of the game, cue choice and care, shots and angles, The Pool Bible is an essential resource for beginners and players seeking to improve their knowledge of the game and their understanding of technique. It includes complete coverage of both eight-ball and nine-ball pool; advice on planning the angle of a shot; and tactical training to help you take control of every game."
"Straight Pool Bible: Personal Instruction from a World Champion"
Arthur Cranfield & Laurence S. Moy. 192 pages. Published 2000.
"Straight pool is considered to be "the game that provides the greatest test of complete pocket-billiard playing skill". Here, Cranfield teaches the tips and tactics he's cultivated over decades of experience: how to minimize cue ball movement, setting up the best possible break shot, knowing when to play safety, and how to handle the pressure of competition."
"Pool Player's Edge - 2nd Edition" Gerry Kanov & Shari J. Stauch.
240 pages. Over 200 colour illustrations. Published 2010.
"In this new edition, billiards experts and tour pros Gerry "The Ghost" Kanov and Shari "The Shark" Stauch share their secrets on every aspect of the game. In Pool Player's Edge you will learn these skills: - Perfect your aim and master your shots, control of the cue ball, how to set the tone for the game with a power break, how to handle the most common and troublesome shots, Map the table and set up shots, and how to remain focused and unnerved in competitive play."
"Precision Pool" 2nd Edition
Gerry D. Kanov & Shari J. Stauch.
264 pages. Over 200 Colour Illustrations. Published 2008.
"Precision Pool will reveal the secrets the pros know. Authors Gerry "The Ghost" Kanov and Shari "The Shark" Stauch leave nothing to chance, sharing the wealth of experience they gained from coaching or competing against virtually every top professional player."
"The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards"
David G. Alciatore, PhD.
276 Pages. Over 250 colour illustrations & photo's. Published 2004.
Over 80 principles of the game discussed and illustrated with more than 250 precisely scaled images. The author's dedicated website includes 150 digital and high-speed video clips so you can see actual demonstrations of the techniques described in the book.