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The Woman Fencer Paperback – Sep 1 2001

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  • Paperback: 229 pages
  • Publisher: Wish Pub (Sept. 1 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930546483
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930546486
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 281 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,361,695 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Library Journal

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 ep e, 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
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Anita Evangelista has been fencing on and off for almost twenty-eight years (she likes epee much more than foil). Outside fencing, Anita is Registered Nurse (RN, BSN), an EMT, a hypnotist, and college student on her way towards a Masters Degree in Psychology. She is the very capable managing editor of Fencers Quarterly Magazine. Anita is also a photographer and artist. She has been Nick Evangelista's companion/wife for twenty-seven years, and has two children (both now adults), one of whom fences.


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