Description - Wrestling Babylon by Irvin Muchnick
Traces the demise of wrestling's old Mafia-like territories and the rise of a national marketing base thanks to cable television, deregulation, and a culture-wide nervous breakdown. Naturally, the figure of WWE's Vince McMahon lurks throughout, but equally evident is the public's late-empire lust for bread, circuses, and blood. As this book demonstrates, the more cartoonishly unreal wrestling got, the more chillingly real it became.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Publisher: ECW Press,Canada
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Author Biography - Irvin Muchnick
Irvin Muchnick is a writer whose work has appeared in publications ranging from "The New York Times" to "Penthouse." He is the nephew of legendary wrestling promoter Sam Muchnick. He lives in Berkeley, California.