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Yankees in the Afternoon: An Illustrated History of American Bullfighting Hardcover – November, 2001


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company (November 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786409312
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786409310
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,723,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bullfighting has a legacy reaching back to the ancient world, and it continues to be a popular spectacle in many Latin countries and even in a bloodless form in the United States. Such American writers as Barnaby Conrad (who provides a foreword), Tom Lea, and Ernest Hemingway have celebrated the sport. Here, a noted bullfighting photographer and amateur participant salutes American bullfighters in a largely photographic essay. He provides an introduction to bullfighting in America, including a chapter on "Hollywood's Love Affair with Bullfighting," then traces the careers of toreadors from the early Harper Less, John Fulton, and Sydney Frankin to Conchita Cintron, Patty McCormick, and other women. He also devotes a section to novilleros (beginners). Though Sherwood translates some of the bullfighting terms, a fuller glossary would have helped readers. A novel, worthy effort that will appeal especially to libraries near Mexico. Morey Berger, St. Joseph's Hosp. Lib., Tucson, AZ
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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By Walter de la Brosse on December 26, 2013
Format: Paperback
Lyn(RIP) included me and my efforts in this text. He traveled with me as friend, photographer and aficionado for a couple of years.

Because he att, marginally,empted this art form, Lyn was able to capture a certain insight into what goes on in the world of "toreo", be it American, Mexican, Spanish, French, etc.. Was he always right, no. He did however, have, from the inside, a lot of stories to tell. They were about real people, trying an extremely competitive, ritualistic art form, which ,by a lot of talent, courage and luck, might become stars.
An interesting read with good photos.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 27, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This tale of American bullfighters held me from cover to cover. I was unaware that this latin artform covered so many countries, so many basis, so much suffering on the hope of success.
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