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National Wrestling Alliance : The Untold Story of the Monopoly That Strangled Pro Wrestling (Paperback)

Author: Hornbaker, Tim

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From its humble beginnings in the Midwest after World War II to its worldwide expansion and eventual dominance of a $25-million-a-year industry, the National Wrestling Alliance''s (NWA) rise and fall is detailed in this dramatic tale. While celebrating the great achievements of star wrestlers like Lou Thesz, Ed "Strangler" Lewis, and Buddy Rogers, this history also exposes the inner workings of wrestling, describing in detail the Department of Justice''s investigation of the NWA''s operating procedures. The comprehensive study of NWA promoters and how their relationships to influential politicians, writers, and each other protected their interests for more than 50 years offers an inside look at wrestling''s complicated legacy, revealing the intricate conspiracies of this century-old brand of entertainment.

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Publisher E C W Pr
Mfg Part# 9781550227413
SKU 202648614
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1550227416
Release Date 4/30/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0372
Publisher ECW Press
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