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Gorgeous George The Outrageous Bad-Boy Wrestler Who Created American Pop Culture

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ISBN-10: 0061173037

ISBN-13: 9780061173035

Edition: 2008

Authors: John Capouya

List price: $25.95
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This is the first-ever biography of the legendary wrestler Gorgeous George, filled with incredible never-before-told stories. George directly influenced the likes of Muhammad Ali, who took his bragging and boasting from George; James Brown, who began to wear sequined capes onstage after seeing George on TV; John Waters, whose films featured the outrageous drag queen Divine as an homage to George; and too many wrestlers to count. Amid these pop culture discoveries are firsthand accounts of the pro wrestling game from the 1930s to the 1960s. The ideal American male used to be stoic, quiet, and dignified. But for a young couple struggling to make ends meet, in the desperation born of the…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Steve Springer is the author of five books, including two bestsellers, and has been a journalist for more than thirty years, the last twenty-five with the Los Angeles Times .Steve Springer es el autor de cinco libros, incluyendo dos bestsellers, y ha sido periodista por m�s de 30 a�os—los �ltimos 25 han sido con el Los Angeles Times . Es ganador del Nate Fleischer Award, un gran logro profesional y honor otorgado por el Boxing Writers' Association of America. Actualmente vive en Los �ngeles con su familia.John Capouya is a professor of journalism and writing at the University of Tampa. He was formerly an editor at Newsweek , the New York Times , SmartMoney magazine, and New…