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Author Fair, John D., author.

Title Mr. America : the tragic history of a bodybuilding icon / John D. Fair.

Publication Info. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  796.41 FAIR    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  796.41 FAIR    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 457 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Terry and Jan Todd series on physical culture and sports
Terry and Jan Todd series on physical culture and sports.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-435) and index.
Contents Precedents -- The Greek ideal -- The athletic body -- The golden age -- The first Mr. America contests -- The glory years -- Multiple Mr. Americas -- Winds of change -- Decline and fall -- The Arnold era -- The Sprague revolution -- Professionalizing amateurism -- Eclipse of an icon.
Subject Bodybuilding -- Competitions -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Added Title Mister America
ISBN 9780292760820 cloth alk. paper
0292760825 cloth alk. paper
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