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- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 19.26
Die Gattung Professional Wrestling gilt als ein medial inszeniertes Spektakel, welches athletische Artistik mit dramatischen Formen verbindet. Die Akteure stehen sich dabei auf allegorische Weise meist in einer gespielten Auseinandersetzung als ?Gut? und ?Böse? gegenüber. Von Kritikern wird dieser theatrale Inszenierungscharakter häufig aufgegriffen.... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99
The riveting true story of Olympic wrestling gold medal-winning brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz and their fatal relationship with the eccentric John du Pont, heir to the du Pont dynasty On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medal winner and wrestling golden boy, was shot three times by du Pont family heir John E. du Pont at the... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99
The New York Times bestselling author, wrestler, metal rocker, and over-the-top media personality shares his latest wild and hilarious adventures World Wrestling Entertainment has named Chris Jericho as one of the top ten wrestlers?and one of the top five talkers?of all time. Certainly, the past six years have been spectacular for Jericho. After... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99
In every arena, Jesse Ventura puts a headlock on the competition--now he's turning the country on its ear. How did an outrageous, outspoken, boa-wearing pro wrestler nab the title of Minnesota's governor in an overwhelming upset? This is the question the nation is asking--and Washington journalist Jake Tapper provides the fascinating answers in... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2014; US$ 119.99
This dictionary covers Wrestling?s history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important amateur and professional wrestling, wrestling personalities, announcers, wrestling organizations, and managers and promoters from all eras. ... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 15.00
Dedicated to the memory of two wrestling coaches and two writer friends, The Imaginary Girlfriend is John Irving's candid memoir of his twin careers in writing and wrestling. The award-winning author of best-selling novels from The World According to Garp to In One Person , Irving began writing when he was fourteen, the same age at which he began... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99
Grantland and Deadspin correspondent presents a breakthrough examination of the professional wrestling, its history, its fans, and its wider cultural impact that does for the sport what Chuck Klosterman did for heavy metal. The Squared Circle grows out of David Shoemaker?s writing for Deadspin, where he started the column ?Dead Wrestler of the... more...
- Exit Zero Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
Wrestling fans, coaches, and competitors were stunned in February 2013 when the International Olympic Committee recommended that the sport be dropped from the Olympics after the 2016 Games. But just months later, the IOC General Assembly voted wrestling back into the Games for 2020 and 2024 in a first-round victory. This is the inside story of how one... more...
- Grosvenor House Publishing 2013; US$ 3.84
There was a time when people in Britain weren?t interested in the antics of American wrestlers. We had our own grappling superstars. Navdeep Rehill looks back at how the likes of Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks, Les Kellet and Young David used to entertain us on ITV?S World of Sport show every Saturday afternoon. He also reminisces about British heroes... more...
- Triumph Books 2013; US$ 13.99
A stand-out character in an entertainment industry where persona is everything, George ?The Animal? Steele shares how he balanced his real life as Jim Myers, a highly respected high school teacher and coach, with the green tongued, hairy backed, turnbuckle eating wrestling icon he was in the ring. The memoir delves into the golden era of wrestling... more...