History of Physical Culture Library

History of Physical Culture Library

Proceeds from our membership help fund our operating costs.

ONLY $14.95 A YEAR!

Our Library contains over 500 books, articles and reproductions transformed into user-friendly eBooks for your reading enjoyment! Viewable on your pc, laptop or mobile device. Plus a new PC Photo Gallery section containing fascinating photos and illustrations for your sheer enjoyment! 

Fresh new content is added regularly from our historical archives and from our Contributing Writers including David Gentle, Historian and Author, Ron Tyrrell, Historian and Peter Yates.  Chris Bostick is our Art Director and his inspiring illustrations can be found in articles and books throughout our Library. See Library Topics at right.

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"I cannot believe the vast amount of historical and up to date information in the HOPC library. Much included is extremely rare and would cost a fortune if it was even available. The price of admission would not cover even one piece that is contained therein. Besides all that is ready to start reading there are more items being added almost daily. Cannot recommend the library enough and i also feel good knowing that my contribution is helping to keep the HOPC site in operation."
-Peter Y., HOPC Library Member

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history of physical culture

Our Library continues to grow...

Apollon, Joe Bonomo, Siegmund Breitbart, Louis Cyr, Alfred Danks,  David Gentle, Hermann Goerner, George Hackenschmidt, Thomas Inch, George Jowett, Edward Jubinville, Siegmund Klein, Earle Liederman, Dan Lurie, Maxick, Harry Paschall, W.A. Pullum, Alfred Saldo, Eugen Sandow, Lionel Strongfort, Ronald Tyrrell, Tromp Van Diggelen, Ronald Walker, Peter Yates,  Alexander Zass, and many, many more!

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