The Life and Legacy of Frank Gotch chronicles Gotch's rise to the pinnacle of the wrestling world before his untimely death in 1917.
Author: Mike Chapman
Publisher: Paladin Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
In the early 20th century, one man ruled the tough world of professional wrestling -- Frank Gotch. Learning the ferocious craft of catch-as-catch-can wrestling under the tutelage of catch wrestling master Martin "Farmer" Burns and in regular, brutal bouts in the ring, Gotch went on to dominate the sport and become one of the most famous sports figures in the world. The Life and Legacy of Frank Gotch chronicles Gotch's rise to the pinnacle of the wrestling world before his untimely death in 1917. It provides little-known details about his earliest matches, his trip to Alaska to hone his wrestling skills, his training under Farmer Burns, his harshly instructive contests with the fierce Tom Jenkins and his two epic bouts against the "Russian Lion," the great George Hackenschmidt. Author Mike Chapman offers intriguing speculation about how Gotch may have matched up against some of the other top wrestlers of all time, and he has unearthed fascinating accounts from wrestling legends, promoters and sports writers, during and after the Gotch era, who all weigh in on why Gotch was the greatest of them all. Close to 80 photos, many of which are being published for the first time in nearly a century, round out this portrait of one of the most influential figures in the history of professional wrestling.
“FARMER” BURNS Chapman, Mike, The Life and Legacy of Frank Gotch (
Paladin Press, 2008). Gilbey, John, Western Boxing and World Wrestling (North
Atlantic Books, 1986). Hewitt, Mark, Catch Wrestling (Paladin Press, 2005).
Author: Jonathan Snowden
Publisher: ECW Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From William Muldoon to Brock Lesnar, this history covers those who have divided themselves as tough guys on the professional wrestling circuit and legitimate confrontations. From catch wrestling master Billy Robinson to the Japanese professional wrestler who gave birth to the global phenomenon that is modern mixed martial arts (MMA), this investigation travels from the shadowy carnival tent and the dingy training hall to the bright lights of the squared circle and the Las Vegas glitz of the octagon. Billy Riley's legendary Wigan Snake Pit and the rigorous UWF Dojo in Tokyo are explored, revealing the secret history of both professional wrestling and the rising sport of MMA. Squared circle icons Strangler Lewis and Lou Thesz and Olympic heroes Danny Hodge and Kurt Angle are also featured.
Chapman's Frank Gotch: World's Greatest Wrestler (Buffalo, NY: William S. Hein
and Company, 1990) was followed seventeen years later by The Life and Legacy of Frank Gotch King of the Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestlers (Boulder, CO: Paladin ...
Author: C. Nathan Hatton
Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
Horseback wrestling, catch-as-catch-can, glima; long before the advent of today’s WWE, forms of wrestling were practised by virtually every cultural group. C. Nathan Hatton’s "Thrashing Seasons" tells the story of wrestling in Manitoba from its earliest documented origins in the eighteenth century, to the Great Depression. Wrestling was never merely a sport: residents of Manitoba found meaning beyond the simple act of two people struggling for physical advantage on a mat, in a ring, or on a grassy field. Frequently controversial and often divisive, wrestling was nevertheless a popular and resilient cultural practice that proved adaptable to the rapidly changing social conditions in western Canada during its early boom period. In addition to chronicling the colourful exploits of the many athletes who shaped wrestling’s early years, Hatton explores wrestling as a social phenomenon intimately bound up with debates around respectability, ethnicity, race, class, and idealized conceptions of masculinity. In doing so, "Thrashing Seasons" illuminates wrestling as a complex and socially significant cultural activity, one that has been virtually unexamined by Canadian historians looking at the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Chapman is editor of the Encyclopedia of American Wrestling : executive director
of the Dan Gable International Wrestling Museum and Institute in Waterloo ; and
author of the new biography The Life and Legacy of Frank Gotch ( 2008 ) .
Earl Caddock Chapman, Mike. Caddock: Walnut's Wrestling Wonder. Newton, IA:
Culture House, 2012. b. Frank Gotch Chapman, Mike. Frank Gotch: His Life and Legacy. Boulder, CO: Paladin, 2008. ———. Gotch: World's Greatest Wrestler.
Author: John Grasso
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
This dictionary covers Wrestling’s history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important amateur and professional wrestling, wrestling personalities, announcers, wrestling organizations, and managers and promoters from all eras.
Chapman, Mike. The Life and Legacy of Frank Gotch. Boulder, CO: Paladin Press
, 2008. Downey, Greg. “The Information Economy in No-Holds Barred Fighting.”
In Frontiers of Capital: Ethnographic Reflections on the New Economy, edited by
Author: Danielle Sarver Coombs
Category: Social Science
Filled with insightful analysis and compelling arguments, this book considers the influence of sports on popular culture and spotlights the fascinating ways in which sports culture and American culture intersect.
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Author: Jake Shannon
Publisher: ECW Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
Exploring the ancient Western martial art of catch-as-catch-can grappling, this definitive book covers the history, players, and strategies of the sport. Rich in history and full of painfully brutal techniques, catch-as-catch-can, or catch wrestling for short, is the great-grandfather of today’s mixed martial arts, professional wrestling, freestyle wrestling, and many reality-based self-defense systems. Say Uncle! includes explanations of the methods of catch-as-catch and is accompanied by clear illustrations that show how to use them most effectively, and the background of this unique sport is traced through America, Japan, England, and Ireland. Full of exclusive interviews with legends such as Karl Gotch, Billy Robinson, and Josh Barnett, this guide brings together all aspects of this little-known sport that is the root of modern MMA and professional wrestling.
This is a book for smiles and reflection with universal appeal. The Life and Legacy of Frank Gotch: King of the Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestlers, by Mike
Chapman. Boulder, CO: Paladin Press, 2008. xi, 149 pp. Illustrations, notes,
Author: North American Society for Sport HistoryPublish On: 1987
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title against the American champion , Frank Gotch . The match was much
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Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
The second edition of this entertaining retrospective of professional wrestling features one thousand new photographs as well as coverage of more than five hundred wrestlers, highlighting ring names, aliases, career highlights, and best matches, as well as famous matches by Andy Kaufman, Muhammed Ali, and others. Original.
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