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    The Annotated Fall Guys
    The Barnums of Bounce

    by Marcus Griffin, Steve Yohe, Scott Teal

    📕 The Annotated Fall Guys – READ MORE 📕

    • Publisher: Crowbar Press
    • Release date: April 28, 2019
    • Format: paperback, 213 pages
    • Author: Marcus Griffin, Steve Yohe, Scott Teal
    • Language: english
    • ISBN: 9781940391212 (1940391210)

    About The Book

    If you’re like most people, who think professional wrestling was strictly “kayfabe” in the days before it morphed into “sports entertainment,” then think again. In 1937, a book titled Fall Guys: The Barnums of Bounce was published. In the 215 pages written by sportswriter Marcus Griffin, the sport was exposed to the general public and the behind-the-scenes wheeling and dealing by promoters and wrestlers alike were bought to light. It was the first credible book ever published on the subject.

    Griffin wrote about double-crosses and rivalries between promoters, the manipulation of the wrestlers, the “synthetic buildup” promoters gave to the grapplers to put them over in the minds of the ticket-buying public, and a history of some of the great characters of that era.

    Fall Guys was, and still is, fascinating reading … with one caveat. A great deal of the book was written by Griffin with an extreme bias for Toots Mondt … his boss … and against those whom Toots didn’t like. It is filled with inconsistencies, contradictions, and … yes, downright lies. Nevertheless, the book is the best resource of events that took place during that era, and wrestling scholars have used much of Griffin’s writing as a launchpad for their own research.

    That being the case, why would anyone want to read this book?

    This is the annotated version, in which Yohe & Teal challenge Griffin’s statements about events and correct errors that have been repeated through the years in other books and writings. They add additional detail to the stories and the lives of the book’s personalities.

    It all makes absorbing reading and a lively tale for those people afflicted with the disease which Griffin terms “wrestler-itis.”

    Hardcover The Annotated Fall Guys buy on Mac on Book Depository. PDF book The Annotated Fall Guys Marcus Griffin. FB2 ebook The Annotated Fall Guys download for iOS on Bookshop.

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