The History of Physical Culture The History of Physical Culture

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HOPC Library

Our aim is to collect, preserve and make readily available historical information regarding physical culture. This includes material detailing early training methods and profiles of the colourful personalities who were the PC pioneers.    Added to this large body of work are the collected articles of one of the iron games most prolific writers, David Gentle and articles by our experienced and knowledgeable contributors.  View

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The History of Physical Culture

Our free Open-Access Library was established to help preserve the History of Physical Culture and to serve as an educational resource for physical culturists, researchers, academia and readers in general. Our vast Library contains historical reproductions of articles, books, training courses, rare photos and illustrations along with the original work of well known authors including David Gentle, internationally acclaimed Author & Historian. Check "Latest Installment" for exciting new arrivals or browse the Author's index.  New installments are added regularly. 


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