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Minnesota's Golden Age of Wrestling: From Verne Gagne to the Road Warriors

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Minnesota's Golden Age of Wrestling: From Verne Gagne to the Road Warriors

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Why was Minnesota, a land known for its stoic farmers, reasonable politics, and comfortable casseroles, a hotbed of the wacky and...
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Why was Minnesota, a land known for its stoic farmers, reasonable politics, and comfortable casseroles, a hotbed of the wacky and wild world of professional wrestling? And how did that old-school wres... tling become the Saturday night program of choice for thousands of mid-western families in the last half of the twentieth century? Professional wrestling historian and insider George Schire is here not only to set the record straight but to entice you into a world gone by, a world that comes alive through his colourful and perceptive reporting. As a child, Schire found a way to escape the troubles of his life by becoming a wrestling fan, glued to the TV set and then later travelling to see every live card in the Twin Cities and many more throughout the region. Over the years he has been involved in all aspects of the sport, and he now offers detailed, behind-the-scenes accounts of important matches from 1954 to 1990 and stories of wrestler personalities, both in and out of the ring. He shares his own extensive collection of wrestling memorabilia -- photographs, program covers, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera -- to honour the hard-working characters who forged serial storylines onstage week after week and who thrilled fans by carrying out their plots in the ring, with blood, sweat, tears, and high-flying body slams for all.
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Publication Date: 11/06/2010
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
  • Illustrations: 80 b/w photos
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Pages: 244
  • Weight: 620g
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  • Format:Paperback
  • Publication Date: 11/06/2010
  • Author:George Schire

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