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Strong Man Stunts Made Easy: (Original Version, Restored) Paperback – November 22, 2011
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"ISN'T it strange how we connect certain things with certain events in our lives? Whenever the question of strength is mentioned the vision of the great George Hackenschmidt floats before my eyes. I can never forget the night when George jumped upon the stage from a stage box-seat to confront Jack Carkeek, who was then the wrestling champion of the world. He leapt from the ledge of the box like a panther, tossing away the robe that covered him. It was so dramatic—but not so dramatic as the climax it created. Carkeek was speechless with amazement. He—the great wrestler who feared no man. He staggered against the stage curtain as though he had been struck a blow, heedless of the words of challenge that streamed from Hackenschmidt's lips. Carkeek was like a man paralyzed. He made a few incoherent attempts to speak, and left the stage, but never for a moment did his eyes leave the magnificent form of the strange young challenger." -George F. Jowett This is a restored and re-formatted edition of Jowetts's original 1930 booklet. The text remains exactly as written in 1930. A must have in your collection. Visit our website and see our many books at PhysicalCultureBooks.com
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GEORGE F. JOWETT - Man of many talents, leading pioneer of organized weightlifting in the United States. Founder and President of American Continental Weight-Lifters (ACWL), key figure in convincing the AAU to adopt Olympic weight lifting as a official amateur sport in the USA. Editor of Strength magazine from 1925 to 1927, author of many books and booklets relating to the strength field, the best being "The Key to Might and Muscle." Jowett published his own magazine "The Bodybuilder" from 1936 to 1937 (10 issues), George also peddled a very successful physical culture course (Jowett's Body Sculpture). He advised both Bob Hoffman and Joe Weider in the early days of their magazines. Man of immense strength and muscular power, in some circles considered "The Father of American Weightlifting." George F Jowett was born in the UK December 23, 1891 and died in Canada July 11, 1969.
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 22, 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 64 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1466477504
- ISBN-13 : 978-1466477506
- Item Weight : 2.56 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.08 x 0.14 x 7.8 inches
- Customer Reviews:
2.9 out of 5
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 20, 2017
This small book has things like position to lift a barbell overhead. I thought it would have more training and helpful information. Interesting from an historical perspective but not for training.