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ISBN-10: 1550227599

ISBN-13: 9781550227598

Edition: 2007

Authors: Greg Oliver, Steven Johnson

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As the first comprehensive look at the ruffians, rascals, and rule breakers in the wrestling business, this history explains the rise of the wrestling villain, the reasons for his (or her) success, and the impact these sordid characters have had on the sport. Based on first-hand interviews with hundreds of wrestlers, managers, promoters, and historians, these entertaining profiles document wrestling's top rotten apples from the 1920s to today, providing plenty of support for the book's claim that fans love to hate the bad guys as much as they love to love the heroes. With remarkable candor, wrestling's troublemakers explain why they became villains and how they perceived and honed their…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication date: 6/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Steven Johnson is an American popular science writer and media theorist. He was born on June 6, 1968, and grew up in Washington, D.C. He completed his undergraduate degree at Brown University, where he studied semiotics, and later went on to receive his graduate degree in English Literature from Columbia University. Johnson writes mainly on "the intersection of science, technology and personal experience." His most recent work, How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, was the subject of a six-part series on PBS, which he also hosted. His other works include: Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age; Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of…