Format: Print Length
Publisher: Grove Press (July 13, 2010)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 9.2 MB
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The Queen of the hoop is the tale of Mildred Burke, the longest reigning champion of lady wrestling. during this in-depth account, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jeff Leen pulls again the curtain on a forgotten period while a petite midwesterner used her good looks and brawn to dominate America’s so much masculine sport.At basically 5 ft , Mildred Burke used to be an not likely candidate for the hoop. A waitress slightly scraping through on Depression-era counsel, she observed her manner out while she attended her first wrestling fit. while ladies have been nonetheless suffering for equality with males, Burke frequently fought—and beat—male wrestlers. Rippling with muscle and dripping with diamonds, she walked the superb line among pin-up attractiveness and hardened brawler.An unforgettable slice of Americana, The Queen of the hoop captures the golden age of wrestling, while one gritty, glamorous girl rose in the course of the ranks to take her position in athletic heritage.