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The woman fencer
Evangelista, Nick.
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Terre Haute, IN : Wish Publishing, [2001]

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xviii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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GV1147 .E92 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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While fencing was once the prerogative of men alone -- by tradition and by choice -- fencing has evolved into a sport that is no longer gender exclusive. It is a game that may be mastered by anyone. Today, women play an important and equal role in fencing, and yet, there has never been a volume specifically addressing the issue of women as fencing entities... until now!

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Library Journal Review

Fencing, in general for men and more particularly for women, is not a subject that one finds books about in many libraries. Happily, this book by the Evangelistas, each of whom has nearly three decades of fencing experience, goes a long way toward changing that. Their book addresses the subject from A to Z, considering such things as the history of women in fencing, women's health issues in this sport, and a section of biographies of notable female fencers. Of particular note are the chapters dealing with how to begin in this sport and a section on fencing not only for girls but for the mature woman. Section 4 deals with the basic concepts of fencing and the three basic weapons the foil, the epe, and the sabre; a thorough glossary of fencing terms is also included. This reviewer knew little about the sport before reading this book but has gained a basic understanding of fencing and how it has become a viable sport for women. Recommended for public and school libraries where there is a demand. William Scheeren, Hempfield Area H.S. Lib., Greensburg, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.