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Biographical Dictionary of Professional Wrestling
     

Biographical Dictionary of Professional Wrestling

by Harris M. Lentz
 
This is the first ever comprehensive compilation of biographical information on male and female professional wrestlers past and present. Each entry is listed under the wrestling name most often used, with cross references to real names and other ring names, The ring name is followed by the grappler's real name, hometown, height and weight, vital dates, and brief

Overview

This is the first ever comprehensive compilation of biographical information on male and female professional wrestlers past and present. Each entry is listed under the wrestling name most often used, with cross references to real names and other ring names, The ring name is followed by the grappler's real name, hometown, height and weight, vital dates, and brief biography.

Editorial Reviews

ARBA
as the first standard biographical dictionary dealing with this sport/entertainment, the dictionary is a major contribution to knowledge in the field...this biographical dictionary deserves a place in public and school libraries
Wrestling Then & Now
absorbing...do yourself a favor and buy this most informative book. It belongs on the shelf of everyone interested in the history of professional wrestling
Rettig on Reference
information otherwise all but impossible to find
Booknews
A compilation of biographical information on professional wrestlers in the 20th century, mainly competitors in the US though Japanese, Mexican, and European figures are included. The alphabetically arranged listings contain cross-references to real names, statistical information on the "grappler," tag teams, and any awards, career highlights, or professional wrestling associations to which the wrestler belongs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
“as the first standard biographical dictionary dealing with this sport/entertainment, the dictionary is a major contribution to knowledge in the field...this biographical dictionary deserves a place in public and school libraries...recommended”—ARBA; “absorbing...do yourself a favor and buy this most informative book. It belongs on the shelf of everyone interested in the history of professional wrestling”—Wrestling Then & Now; “information otherwise all but impossible to find”—Rettig on Reference; “approximately 2,000 male and female participants”—Choice; “Lentz’s book will take you back to misspent Saturdays watching TV wrestling with its beloved figures, especially the always more interesting villains”—Movie Collector’s World; “recommended”—ARBA; “most informative”—Wrestling Then & Now.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786403035
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Pages:
383
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.11(d)

Meet the Author

Harris M. Lentz III, prodigious researcher and independent scholar, is the author of numerous reference works. He lives in Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas.

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