Marcus Griffin was a sports writer interested in professional wrestling. His book, published in 1937, details the workings of the "sport" then. What makes it interesting is that those workings are the same nowadays.
There is a modern myth about professional wrestling: that people mostly believed it was real until Vince McMahon let the truth come out. He and the profession encourage the myth because it flatters them. As this book proves, it has never been true. People with an age and I.Q. above 12 have always know better but wrestling fans do not always match that description.
Griffin's somewhat exaggerated style, typical of the sports writers of the day, works better for a newspaper column than for a whole book. And his quotations from classic plays and poetry, familiar at the time, will be mostly mysterious to those "educated" in the last thirty years.
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- Print Length: 185 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00RKMYUSO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
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