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?Art ˘Artie÷ Couvillon's writing career began with a series of technical books for the Fire Service. Upon his retirement from the Fire Service, Couvillon leaped into his ˘labor of love÷ when he began compiling information and photographs relating to beach volleyball. After this nearly seven year compilation, Couvillon then published the first volume of ˘Sands Of Time÷ The History of Beach Volleyball, a 272 page book, with over 500 photographs, disclosing the roots of beach volleyball and showing how the game made its way to the sands of California. Volume #1 continues with the stories, events and tournament results of the 1940's-1960's. ˘Sands of Time÷ volume #2 followed with 572 pages of text and 1,200 photos of the ˘Spirited & Transitional÷ years of beach volleyball. Volume #2 records beach volleyball events, information, and tournament results along with a pictorial history that integrates with the events of beach volleyball during the 1970's-1980's. The third and final volume of ˘Sands Of Time÷ is 480 pages of text with 1,000 photos of Men's and Women's beach volleyball for the 1990's, as well as the 21st century concluding with the 2004 season. Since the completion of the three book, series ˘Sands Of Time÷ The History of Beach Volleyball, which includes 3,000 photographs within the over 1,300 pages, Couvillon has published a beach volleyball ˘Year-End Review÷ for 2004, 2005, and recently for the 2006 season, as well as the publication of this book: ˘The Manhattan Beach Open÷ The Wimbledon Of Beach Volleyball. Couvillon has also published a ten book ˘Winners÷series of biographies of several, men and women, beach volleyball Legends, ie: Ron Von Hagen, Holly McPeak, Karch Kiraly, Sinjin Smith, Jim Menges, Matt Gage, Liz Masakayan, Linda Hanley, Barbra Fontana, Randy Stoklos and Mike Dodd. ?Now, Couvillon has completed a masterful biography of a sports legend,Karch Kiraly! See books description.