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- Handbook of the coins of Great Britain and Ireland in the British Museum?
- Hysteresis and Phase Transitions.
- Physics Meets Mineralogy: Condensed Matter Physics in the Geosciences.
- The Question Book?
Anyway, Bryan gave me that exposure and in turn I started to read his stuff. And I was in awe.
Here was a guy who KNEW the business inside and out. Here was the guy who could help me with the book. But would he be interested? We wanted to write a book for promoters to show them what NOT to do. It eventually morphed into its final form because it just made more sense that way.
- Introduction to the law of South Africa;
- Joseph and Aseneth;
- Communication and Cooperation in Early Imperial China: Publicizing the Qin Dynasty (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture);
- Twitter Updates.
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- Strategy and Politics in the Middle East, 1954-1960: Defending the Northern Tier.
The original manuscript was huge; I think it was about , words, and the final edit is somewhere around 95, or so. Why was it so large? He wrote and wrote and wrote and wrote.
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When you sign a book deal, they lay out how many words are to be in it, and we were over our quota. Plus, the book was almost bogged down in details; it was hard to read, because we were hitting you with so much stuff. It's wrestling, it's crap, and it's here. New here? We use this information to create a better experience for all users. Please review the types of cookies we use below. These cookies allow you to explore OverDrive services and use our core features. Without these cookies, we can't provide services to you.
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To truly understand wrestling history, read up on these 15 books that every wrestling fan should read. We can start with a pretty easy read from a very popular superstar. When Copeland suffered a damaging neck injury and nearly had his career end, he compiled the notes together.
It reads well and doesn't have too many mentions to the wrestling business to get lost on people who are not fans. It was published seven years ago, so it left a lot of Edge's success out of the book, mainly his world title successes.
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Still, it is a nice page book that tells how Edge came up in the company. The Death of WCW was written by two men responsible for great dirt sheets. Reynolds, who created Wrestlecrap. This is much more than a soapbox to butcher all of the negative things WCW has ever done. Instead, it breaks the company's history into different eras.
The era before Eric Bischoff was hired was a pretty boring time where WCW was without much of an identity. With Bischoff, the promotion thrived and was spanking WWE in the ratings war. The best parts of this book comes toward the end of the line for WCW.
Since the man responsible for Wrestlecrap is involved, you know that the lowest points of the company are the funniest parts of the book. This book does build up the good parts of WCW, only to tear them all down in the end. To be perfectly honest, that's exactly how it happened. The legendary "Classy" Freddie Blassie had a book written about him that spanned his entire wrestling career. The book was appropriately named Listen, You Pencil Neck Geeks , a popular phrase Blassie used as a heel to enrage the crowd.
Blassie sure knew how to get the crowd to hate him, literally starting riots and getting physical damage over the years from it. Originally, Blassie was a great wrestler in the territories of the west and the south in the s and s. A diagnosis of hepatitis forced Blassie into retirement and into the role as a wrestling manager. Blassie, despite his lack of experience compared to some of the others, is considered to be among the greatest wrestling minds to ever be considered a manager.
The insider stories dug up from over the years that appear in this book are shocking. What is even more shocking is that this book was published in , the year that Blassie had passed away. Perhaps Blassie was holding on to see that his impact was fully felt and his story was properly told. I personally love this book. Cross Rhodes may be the name of Cody Rhodes' finisher, but it is also the well-told story of Dustin Runnels, otherwise known as Goldust, overcoming his personal demons and living a beautiful life now.
Runnels takes the unique path that is getting to be more and more common, but rarely spoken to fans about: living up to the mystique of a successful father. Goldust's memoirs have just about anything you could imagine. There are funny stories and extremely serious ones. From realizing he had ripped his pants as a referee during his beginning to learning the news of Brian Pillman's death, this book has just about anything you could ask for it. Most of the books out there, including the ones on this list, come directly from WWE.
Sex, Lies and Headlocks is not one of those, so you know that the stories are juicy. This tell-all literally tells it all. It then steps back decades before, when there were regional territories in the wrestling world.
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The book takes its time going from that point back to the death of Owen Hart, hitting on many different points. The book centers around the building of McMahon's dynasty eventually as it goes in depth about the strategies McMahon used to take down his competition. It also brings in the irony that some of that strategy was used against him by Eric Bischoff and WCW.
Despite not having citations to reference some of the claims, the book is fair enough to toe the line and tell both sides of the controversial stories.