picture on front cover/dust jacket
Title The American Lawn Bowler's Guide
Author Dr Harvey C Maxwell
Publisher Foundation Press, Santa Ana, California, USA
First published 1966
ISBN None, but the Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number is 66-25876
Edition reviewed 2nd (published 1971)
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price $3.95
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
19.8 x 13.0
Number of pages 188
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 2 29
Synopsis The full title of this book is The American Lawn Bowler's Guide - An Instruction Manual and Guide to the Game of Bowls or 'Bowling on the Green in the USA'. In it the author brings to the American public an up-to-date, complete and comprehensive analysis of the game of bowls.

This Royal and Ancient Game, once restricted to nobility, has just begun to come into its own in the USA. Here the fabulous history, fascinating traditions and basic principles of the game are presented in a clear and easy style. The author explains how the game is played, and presents step-by-step instruction with the careful precision of the skilled surgeon. He appeals convincingly to the skilled athlete on the sound health benefits of participation in this ideal outdoor exercise.

The American Lawn Bowler's Guide is an authoritative:

  • Textbook for the beginner, with ten easy illustrated lessons
  • Guide for the instructor, with check-lists for the bowls coach
  • Reference manual for the official on bowling green etiquette, local customs, ground rules and the new official ALBA Laws