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- 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. From... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2014; US$ 119.99
This Historical Dictionary of Wrestling covers the history of Wrestling 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, 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$ 12.99
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... 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...
- ECW Press 2013; US$ 14.95
"How do you like me now?" In the ring and behind the scenes with Hardcore Holly Long before he became "Hardcore Holly," Robert Howard was a fighter. From humble beginnings ? a boy dominated by his disciplinarian stepfather but fueled by an unquenchable passion for pro wrestling ? Bob grew up struggling to make ends meet. As an adult... more...
- ECW Press 2013; US$ 14.95
An in-the-ring perspective on pro wrestling The Three Count highlights the triumphs and tragedies Jimmy Korderas experienced over his storied career as a WWE ref, from humble beginnings with Jack Tunney in Toronto to being a part of the main event at WrestleMania. For the first time, Korderas talks about the harrowing experience of being in the ring... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 11.65
This is a book about Kendo Nagasaki, Mick McManus, Les Kellett, Klondyke Kate and Dr Death - men and women who used to fight each other every night for pride and money. Margaret Thatcher once wrote adoringly to Big Daddy, and Frank Sinatra told Giant Haystacks that British wrestlers were the best entertainers in the world. The Duke of Edinburgh... more...