WRESTLING BABYLON

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Wrestling Babylon

Author : Irv Muchnick
ISBN : 9781554902866
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Irvin Muchnick ' a widely published writer and nephew of the late, legendary St. Louis wrestling promoter Sam Muchnick ' has produced a book unlike any other on the astonishing growth of professional wrestling and its profound impact on mainstream sports and society. In Wrestling Babylon, he traces the demise of wrestling's old Mafia-like territories and the rise of a national marketing base thanks to cable television, deregulation and a culture-wide nervous breakdown. Naturally, the figure of WWE's Vince McMahon lurks throughout, but equally evident is the public's late-empire lust for bread, circuses, and blood. As this book demonstrates, the more cartoonishly unreal wrestling got, the more chillingly real it became. What truly distinguishes Wrestling Babylon, however, is Muchnick's ability to show how professional wrestling has become the ur-carnival for a culture that feeds on escapist displays of humiliation, revenge, fantasy characters, and sex. His People magazine article on Hulk Hogan blew the lid off the drug abuse of the sport's signature superstar. His award-winning Penthouse profile of the ill-starred Von Erich clan was the first to connect the dots between wrestling, televangelism, and MTV-style production values. His never-before-published investigation of the death of Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka's girlfriend suggests the cover-up of a murder. The book's appendix ' a comprehensive listing of the dozens of wrestlers who died prematurely over the last generation, with little or no attention ' is both a valuable resource for wrestling historians and a shocking document of the ruthless way sports entertainment eats its own.
Category: Sports & Recreation

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Author : Irvin Muchnick
ISBN : 1459653386
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 73.99 MB
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Irvin Muchnick - a widely published writer and nephew of the late, legendary St. Louis wrestling promoter Sam Muchnick - has produced a book unlike any other on the astonishing growth of professional wrestling and its profound impact on mainstream sports and society. In "Wrestling Babylon," he traces the demise of wrestling's old Mafia - like territories and the rise of a national marketing base thanks to cable television, deregulation and a culture - wide nervous breakdown. Naturally, the figure of WWE's Vince McMahon lurks throughout, but equally evident is the public's late - empire lust for bread, circuses, and blood. As this book demonstrates, the more cartoonishly unreal wrestling got, the more chillingly real it became. What truly distinguishes "Wrestling Babylon," however, is Muchnick's ability to show how professional wrestling has become the ur - carnival for a culture that feeds on escapist displays of humiliation, revenge, fantasy characters, and sex. His "People" magazine article on Hulk Hogan blew the lid off the drug abuse of the sport's signature superstar. His award - winning "Penthouse" profile of the ill - starred Von Erich clan was the first to connect the dots between wrestling, televangelism, and MTV - style production values. His never - before - published investigation of the death of Jimmy ''Superfly'' Snuka's girlfriend suggests the cover - up of a murder. The book's appendix - a comprehensive listing of the dozens of wrestlers who died prematurely over the last generation, with little or no attention - is both a valuable resource for wrestling historians and a shocking document of the ruthless way sports entertainment eats its own.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Professional Wrestling

Author : Jeri Freedman
ISBN : 9781435853058
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the use of steroids in pro wrestling and its negative impact on wrestlers and their sport.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Benoit

Author : Steven Johnson
ISBN : 9781554903153
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Four noted wrestling writers discuss the life and death of Chris Benoit, a Canadian professional wrestler who became one of the most popular athletes in professional wrestling before committing a double-murder suicide in 2007.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Chris Nancy

Author : Irvin Muchnick
ISBN : 9781770900066
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Author Muchnick puts together the first thorough and authoritative events of the Benoit murder-suicide in 2007, one of the most shocking stories of the year. The book also goes beyond the crime itself, showing how the tragedy was a microcosm of the drugs culture in wrestling. The Benoit case led to unprecedented scrutiny of wrestling's overall health and safety standards, and this book is the primary source of what they found and what they should continue to look for.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Wrestling With God

Author : Steven T. Katz
ISBN : 9780199885206
Genre : History
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This volume presents a wide-ranging selection of Jewish theological responses to the Holocaust. It will be the most complete anthology of its sort, bringing together for the first time: (1) a large sample of ultra-orthodox writings, translated from the Hebrew and Yiddish; (2) a substantial selection of essays by Israeli authors, also translated from the Hebrew; (3) a broad sampling of works written in English by American and European authors. These diverse selections represent virtually every significant theological position that has been articulated by a Jewish thinker in response to the Holocaust. Included are rarely studied responses that were written while the Holocaust was happening.
Category: History

Quill Quire

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105029523565
Genre : Book industries and trade
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Category: Book industries and trade

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036963536
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature