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Wrestling to Rasslin'
Ancient Sport to American Spectacle
Gerald W. Morton and George M. O'Brien

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Wrestling to Rasslin' traces the roots of one of man's oldest competitive sports. Beginning in sporting bars in the late 1800s and graduating to Barnum sideshow tents, wrestling thrilled the world with such early athletes as William Muldoon and George Hackenschmidt. After World War II and the advent of television, wrestling took a turn toward the dramatic, emphasizing conflicts between good and evil.

Gerald W. Morton is Distinguished Research Professor of English and Philosophy at Auburn University at Montgomery. George M. O'Brien is professor emeritus of German and Latin in the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

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Cover is pink, with illustration of a wrestler.

170 pp. 6 x 9
ISBN 978-0-87972-323-1
Cloth $19.95

ISBN 978-0-87972-324-8
Paper $24.95 t

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