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The Queen of the Ring: Sex, Muscles, Diamonds, and the Making of an American Legend

Jeff Leen. The Queen of the Ring: Sex, Muscles, Diamonds, and the Making of an American Legend Authors:Jeff Leen.
Publisher:Grove Press
Year:2010
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Pages:368
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Price:2128 rub.
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"The Queen of the Ring: Sex, Muscles, Diamonds, and the Making of an American Legend" is the story of Mildred Burke, the longest reigning champion of female wrestling. In this in-depth account, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jeff Leen pulls back the curtain on a forgotten era when a petite midwesterner used her beauty and brawn to dominate America's most masculine sport. At only five feet two, Mildred Burke was an unlikely candidate for the ring. A waitress barely scraping by on Depression-era tips, she saw her way out when she attended her first wrestling match. When women were still struggling for equality with men, Burke regularly fought - and beat - male wrestlers. Rippling with muscle and dripping with diamonds, she walked the fine line between pin-up beauty and hardened brawler. An unforgettable slice of Americana, "The Queen of the Ring: Sex, Muscles, Diamonds, and the Making of an American Legend" captures the golden age of wrestling, when one gritty, glamorous woman rose...

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