Yankees in the Afternoon: An Illustrated History of American Bullfighters

Yankees in the Afternoon: An Illustrated History of American Bullfighters

by Lyn Sherwood


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786437696
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 05/08/2008
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

The late Lyn Sherwood was an amateur bullfighter and considered to be one of the world’s best bullfight photographers. He lived in Mission, Texas.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     iv
Foreword   Barnaby Conrad     1
America's Fascination with Bullfighting
Introduction     5
Hollywood's Love Affair with Bullfighting     31
The Yankee Matadors
The First Yankee Matador     47
The Bullfighter from Brooklyn     53
The Bittersweet Career of John Fulton     61
Robert Ryan: The Classy Matador from California     75
Diego O'Bolger: The Clothing Model Who Became a Matador     88
The Virginian     93
The Ballad of El Texano     106
The American Matador with a Portuguese Heritage     159
Tracy Viser: The Newest American Matador     165
The Women Bullfighters
Introduction     173
The Blonde Goddess     175
Patty McCormick: The Torera from Missouri     184
The Amazing Taurine Odyssey of Harriet Elizabeth Dingeldein     192
Raquel Martinez: The World's First Yankee Matadora     198
Ana de Los Angeles     204
The Novilleros
Porter Tuck: "El Rubio" de Boston     211
The Tragedy of Rocky Moody     214
The Brainy Walter de La Brosse     219
David Moss, Novillero     226
The Sad Saga of Jeff Ramsey     231
Others Worthy of Mention     237
The Strange Passion of Amateur Toreros     247
Afterword     273
Bibliography     277
Index     279

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