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Wrestling

  • A Wrestling Lifeby Dan Gable; Scott Schulte

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 23.00

    Dan Gable has been named to several Halls of Fame including the USA Wrestling Hall of Fame, the US Olympic Hall of Fame, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, and is the namesake of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa. In 2002, he was appointed to the President?s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. He has been... more...

  • Wrestling als Sports Entertainmentby Stefan Schubert

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.00

    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...

  • Foxcatcherby Mark Schultz; David Thomas

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95

    Praise for  Foxcatcher "In this disturbing, heartfelt memoir, the life of champion wrestler Schultz plays out against the backdrop of his brother's murder in 1996 at the hands of John du Pont, heir to the du Pont family...the relationship between Schultz and his more easy-going, older brother is vividly portrayed as one of the sibling rivalry and... more...

  • The Best in the Worldby Chris Jericho

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.00

    Praise for UNDISPUTED "It is here that Jericho shines and proves once again that, next to Mick Foley, he is an insightful and funny observer of pro wrestling's absurd universe." - Publisher's Weekly "It?s honest, its entertaining and it?s insightful, I highly recommend it, and to Mick Foley I?d say watch out, Jericho could quickly become the 'undisputed'... more...

  • Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Storyby Jake Tapper

    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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Wrestlingby John Grasso

    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...

  • The Imaginary Girlfriendby John Irving

    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...

  • The Squared Circleby David Shoemaker

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    The Squared Circle is a fine addition to the canon of literary sports writing." ? The Wall Street Journal   "Acid, engaging prose...Shoemaker ensures that the most unsavory aspects of wrestling have their due and that the spectacle's victims won't be forgotten." ? Los Angeles Times   "Wonderfully written?A thoughtful chronicle. . . . Whether you're... more...

  • Ringen - Modernes Nachwuchstrainingby Berndt Barth; Lothar Ruch

    Meyer & Meyer 2013; US$ 12.70

    Sicher stehen Sie oft vor der Frage, wie Ihr Nachwuchstraining im Ringen, das Anfängertraining in der Grundausbildung wie auch das Aufbautraining, ansprechend und altersgerecht gestaltet werden kann. Das hier vorgestellte Konzept gibt dazu Anregungen. Die Autoren empfehlen, wie Trainingsziele formuliert und erreicht, die Selbstbewertung und Selbstkontrolle... more...

  • Saving Wrestlingby James V. Moffatt; Craig Sesker

    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...