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Genre: Health & Fitness
Date Book: 2011-10
Editor by: AuthorHouse
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The research for this extensive, two volume project. represents a comprehensive effort to establish a complete context from which the sport of bodybuilding arose. "Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors" is the rise and fall of what was truly once an extraordinary discipline associated with a term known as "Physical Culture." Experience what bodybuilding was originally and learn just exactly what "Physical Culture" really is. See what growing philanthropic power flexed its financial and political muscles to foster its corporate agenda, compromising human health internationally. Read how the merger of technology and politics culminated in the industrialization, commercialization, federalization, internationalization and finally the STERILIZATION of a nation's food supply, rendering it suspect not only to the general public; but also to the most elite of athletes. Whether you are a novice, an elite bodybuilder or simply sports-nutrition minded, learn how the emerging forces of the Iron Game evolved. Ultimately, the factions of this industry would grow powerful and manipulative while fighting for control over the Game. It took the running of several parallel histories on bodybuilding, nutrition, supplements and the role of drugs to offer a complete, first-time unraveling of the web of confusion and politics that still permeates the sport into the 21st century! Volume I of "Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors" is truly the untold stories surrounding "Bodybuilding's Amazing Nutritional Origins."

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Date Book: 2008
Editor by: AuthorHouse
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Knowing what to do before and during an emergency plays an important role in the saving of lives and property. Our world as we know it today is often faced with natural as well as manmade disasters, from ice storms to terrorist attacks .but do we know how to prepare and what to do during various types of emergencies? The book you now hold gives you some power over disasters that may be impending or present. The information contained will assist you to prepare and protect your loved ones and property when faced with an emergency situation. The author has put together valuable facts and tips that will help to save lives. You will learn: · How to prepare your family and home for emergencies · How to prepare your safe place and shelter · How to prepare your emergency kit and essential supplies

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Date Book: 2008-06-04
Editor by: AuthorHouse
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Genre: Fiction
Date Book: 2002
Editor by: Penguin
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Unwittingly involved in a clever scheme devised by the late con artist and seductress Meredith Spooner, Leonora Hutton sets out to make things right and prove her innocence to Thomas Walker, another victim of Meredith's deceptions, but she gets more than she bargained for when she finds a safe-deposit box containing a book about Mirror House, the mansion where Meredith died, and newspaper clippings about an unsolved murder. Reprint.

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Genre: Photography
Date Book: 2020-10
Editor by: Particular Books
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Car photography often evokes the same recycled tropes. Predictably slick, hi-spec images on the front pages of glossy magazines, or huge blow-ups on giant billboards which have one designed aim: to sell a lifestyle. But our relationship to cars is so much more meaningful than these images might suggest. Like the camera, the car has changed the way we explore the world. With cars came road trips, and with road trips came some of the most important photographic documentaries of our time. A car is a vehicle not just for transport but for our hopes, desires, and even values. In Really Good Car Photography, a selection of world-renowned and up-and-coming photographers come together to pay tribute to the car from the 60s to the present day. From images of lonely car parks and cars 'sleeping' at night under tarpaulins, moody shots from New York City in the 70s to witty close-ups of badly-repaired cars and painterly landscapes shot through wet windscreens, these photographs display cars at their most playful, introspective and meaningful, reminding us that there is more to them than just metal and machinery - for cars are emotionally intertwined with the lives we live.Moving away from the one-dimensional imagery that has become synonymous with car photography and offering a selection of penetrating, unusual and poignant pictures in return, Really Good Car Photography is an utterly iconoclastic look at cars that reinvents what is possible for the genre.

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Genre: Physical fitness
Date Book: 1999
Editor by: Penn State Press
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Genre: History
Date Book: 2019-10-02
Editor by: Harvard University Press
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The story of tobacco’s fortunes seems simple: science triumphed over addiction and profit. Yet the reality is more complicated—and more political. Historically it was not just bad habits but also the state that lifted the tobacco industry. What brought about change was not medical advice but organized pressure: a movement for nonsmoker’s rights.

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Genre: Fiction
Date Book: 2013-09-24
Editor by: Penguin
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Five twists on classic fairy tales from five mesmerizing authors—including "Taken in Death," a Lieutenant Eve Dallas story from #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb. Once upon a time, in a world far removed from the days when fairy tales were new, five bestselling authors spin versions that take the classic stories into a new dimension. You’ll recognize Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and other enduring characters, but they’ll exist in realms beyond your imagination, where the familiar is transformed into the extraordinary and otherworldly. Find happily ever after with... MIRROR, MIRROR

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Date Book: 2015-01-05
Editor by: University of Texas Press
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For most of the twentieth century, the “Mr. America” image epitomized muscular manhood. From humble beginnings in 1939 at a small gym in Schenectady, New York, the Mr. America Contest became the world’s premier bodybuilding event over the next thirty years. Rooted in ancient Greek virtues of health, fitness, beauty, and athleticism, it showcased some of the finest specimens of American masculinity. Interviewing nearly one hundred major figures in the physical culture movement (including twenty-five Mr. Americas) and incorporating copious printed and manuscript sources, John D. Fair has created the definitive study of this iconic phenomenon. Revealing the ways in which the contest provided a model of functional and fit manhood, Mr. America captures the event’s path to idealism and its slow descent into obscurity. As the 1960s marked a turbulent transition in American society—from the civil rights movement to the rise of feminism and increasing acceptance of homosexuality—Mr. America changed as well. Exploring the influence of other bodily displays, such as the Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia contests and the Miss America Pageant, Fair focuses on commercialism, size obsession, and drugs that corrupted the competition’s original intent. Accessible and engaging, Mr. America is a compelling portrayal of the glory days of American muscle.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Date Book: 2011-12-01
Editor by: Createspace Independent Pub
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"Super Natural Strength is a great source of information for anyone who wants real drug-free strength training, without hype, fads, worthless supplements or training advice from steroid users." --Dick Conner, Powerlifting Coach, (Multiple National Champion), Strength Expert -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "In an era where trends and training fallacy run ramped, 'Maximum' Bob Whelan has stepped up and provided rock-solid information in his new book, SUPER NATURAL STRENGTH. Bob's candid, no-nonsense approach to training will unquestionably leave an indelible mark on the strength world as he shares his years of experience on all aspects of physical culture." --Fred Fornicola, Strength/Conditioning Coach, Strength Writer/Author -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Have you ever wondered how much real world experience some authors have when they write articles and books about weight training and weight lifting? Who is that person behind the computer or typewriter? What do they really know about the Iron Game? If you picked up this book, SUPER NATURAL STRENGTH by Bob Whelan, you have definately come to the RIGHT place." --Osmo Kiiha, Editor, The Iron Master ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The one word that best describes Bob Whelan is HONEST. Super Natural Strength is a wealth of information about training the RIGHT WAY." --Drew Israel, Co-Author Iron Nation, Passion for Hard Training ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Super Natural Strength is literally a gold mine of strength training information that is the nuts and bolts of what is necessary for someone to get big and strong. Bob's works are synonymous with Common Sense Strength Training. Needless to say, I highly recommend this book to be a part of every iron warrior's library." --Bill Piche, Editor, Cyberpump.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Bob Whelan's mantra of 'No Toning, No Chrome, No Bull, ' rips through the pages of Super Natural Strength in gale force fashion. You can feel the intensity, inspiration, emotion, and commitment to hard, productive training grip your attention like the knurling on your favorite bar. If you were introduced to strength training in a musty cellar that was lit with a single light bulb, a floor covered with paint chips from the corroded stone walls, and accessorized with implements covertly manufactured in the local steel mill, then you possess the pre-requisite mind-set for this truly outstanding work of training science and art."--Ken Mannie, Head Strength/Conditioning Coach, Michigan State University ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "SUPER NATURAL STRENGTH is a wonderful source of honest information, especially for those who train drug-free. It cuts through the fads and hype, and provides a wealth of guidance that really works. I was very happy to have had Bob as one of my main writers for about 10 years -- he was one of my rocks. His book is comprised of his HARDGAINER articles, and thus expresses the "basics, 'breviated and best" drug-free philosophy that the magazine taught. I strongly endorse this outstanding source of rock-solid information." --Stuart McRobert, Author of Brawn, Publisher/Editor of Hardgainer Magazine ------------------------------------------------------- *** Visit us and see all of our books at Physical Culture Books.com ***