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Wrestling to Rasslin': Ancient Sport to American Spectacle
by Gerald W. Morton and George M. O'Brien
University of Wisconsin Press, 1985
Paper: 978-0-87972-324-8 | Cloth: 978-0-87972-323-1
Library of Congress Classification GV1195.M68 1985
Dewey Decimal Classification 796.812

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Wrestling to Rasslin’ traces the roots of one of man’s oldest competitive sports. Beginning in sporting bars in the late 1800s and graduating to Barnum sideshow tents, wrestling has thrilled the world over with such early athletes as William Muldoon, George Hackenschmidt, and Tom Jenkins. After World War II and the advent of television, wrestling took a turn toward the dramatic, emphasizing conflicts between good and evil.

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