Pinball : a graphic history of the silver ball
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First edition.
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9781250249210, 125024921X
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200 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
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First edition.
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English
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"In 1976, champion player Roger C. Sharpe stepped up to a pinball machine in a Manhattan courtroom. The New York City Council had convened to consider lifting the city's ban on pinball -- a game that had been outlawed since 1942 for its supposed connections to gambling and organized crime. Sharpe was there to prove that, unlike a slot machine, pinball was a game of skill that required a measure of patience, coordination, and control. To make his case, he proclaimed that he would launch his ball into the center lane at the far end of the playfield -- much like Babe Ruth famously pointing to the fences. Sharpe pulled back the plunger and released, and the fate of this industry and art form hung in the balance. Thus opens Jon Chad's comprehensive graphic guide to the history of the captivating, capricious -- and at times infuriating! -- game of pinball. Tracing pinball's roots back to the court of King Louis XIV, through the immigrant experience of early twentieth-century America, during the postwar boom and bust, and right up to the present day, Chad charmingly ushers readers through the myriad facets of this most American of pursuits -- capturing not just the history but also the artistry, cultural significance, and even physics of the game"--Book jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Chad, J., & Healy, L. (2022). Pinball: a graphic history of the silver ball (First edition.). First Second.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chad, Jon and Luke. Healy. 2022. Pinball: A Graphic History of the Silver Ball. First Second.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chad, Jon and Luke. Healy. Pinball: A Graphic History of the Silver Ball First Second, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Chad, Jon., and Luke Healy. Pinball: A Graphic History of the Silver Ball First edition., First Second, 2022.

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