English
United States
Sign in
Tip from find-more-books.com
Similar books
More/other books that might be very similar to this book
Search tools
Book recommendations
Latest news
Advertising
Paid advertisement
FILTER
- 0 Results
Lowest price: 32.25 €, highest price: 43.49 €, average price: 38.55 €
Muscletown USA: Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell - Fair, John D.
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Fair, John D.:
Muscletown USA: Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell - used book

1980, ISBN: 9780271018553

ID: 808824

From the 1930s to the 1980s, the capital of weightlifting in America was York, Pennsylvania, the home of the York Barbell Company. Bob Hoffman, the founder of York Barbell, propagated an ideology of success for Americans seeking physical improvement. Often called the "Father of World Weightlifting," Hoffman was a pioneer in marketing barbells and health foods. He popularized weight training and inaugurated a golden age of American weightlifting. Muscletown USA--part biography, part business history, and part sports history--chronicles how Hoffman made York the mecca of manly culture for millions of followers worldwide.Hoffman created his so-called muscle empire out of an oil-burner business that he started in the early 1920s. Within a decade, his passion for sport exceeded his need to produce oil burners and by the outset of the Depression he began manufacturing barbells at the factory. He soon discovered a willing public of aspiring weightlifters like himself who would buy not only barbells but also health and fitness products. Hoffman soon recruited a remarkable group of athletes, whom he tagged his "York Gang." He gave these men jobs in the factory, where they trained for national and international meets. Gradually, Hoffman emerged as one of the most prominent muscle peddlers in America, using his fame and fortune to promote competitive weightlifting, bodybuilding, and powerlifting. Muscletown USA reveals other innovations in which Hoffman played a major role, including weight training for athletes, health foods, bottled spring water, isometrics, and women's weightlifting. Even anabolic steroids, first used by weightlifters in the early 1960s, were a direct outgrowth of the fitness culture spawned by Hoffman.Meticulously researched and engagingly written, Fair's book will appeal to a wide range of readers, including anyone fascinated by American sports history and the iron game. John D. Fair is professor of history and chair of the Department of History and Geography at Georgia College & State University in Milledgville, Georgia. He is the author of two books on modern British history. He has competed in more than fifty Olympic and powerlifting meets, coached several teams, taught weight-training classes, staged meets, been a national referee, served on the national weightlifting committee, and even judged a Mr. America contest. Muscletown USA: Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell Fair, John D., Penn State University Press

Used or antiquarian book Betterworldbooks.com
Shipping costs:zzgl. Versandkosten, plus shipping costs
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Muscletown USA
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Muscletown USA - new book

ISBN: 9780271018553

ID: 9780271018553

From the 1930s to the 1980s, the capital of weightlifting in America was York, Pennsylvania, the home of the York Barbell Company. Bob Hoffman, the founder of York Barbell, propagated an ideology of success for Americans seeking physical improvement. Often called the "Father of World Weightlifting," Hoffman was a pioneer in marketing barbells and health foods. He popularized weight training and inaugurated a golden age of American weightlifting.Muscletown USA?part biography, part business history, and part sports history?chronicles how Hoffman made York the mecca of manly culture for millions of followers worldwide. Hoffman created his so-called muscle empire out of an oil-burner business that he started in the early 1920s. Within a decade, his passion for sport exceeded his need to produce oil burners and by the outset of the Depression he began manufacturing barbells at the factory. He soon discovered a willing public of aspiring weightlifters like himself who would buy not only barbells but also health and fitness products. Hoffman soon recruited a remarkable group of athletes, whom he tagged his "York Gang." He gave these men jobs in the factory, where they trained for national and international meets. Gradually, Hoffman emerged as one of the most prominent muscle peddlers in America, using his fame and fortune to promote competitive weightlifting, bodybuilding, and powerlifting.Muscletown USA reveals other innovations in which Hoffman played a major role, including weight training for athletes, health foods, bottled spring water, isometrics, and women's weightlifting. Even anabolic steroids, first used by weightlifters in the early 1960s, were a direct outgrowth of the fitness culture spawned by Hoffman. Meticulously researched and engagingly written, Fair's book will appeal to a wide range of readers, including anyone fascinated by American sports history and the iron game. Books, [PU: Pennsylvania State University Press]

New book Wordery.com
Nr. Shipping costs:, , zzgl. Versandkosten, plus shipping costs
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Muscletown USA : Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell - John D. Fair
book is out-of-stock
(*)
John D. Fair:
Muscletown USA : Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell - used book

1980, ISBN: 0271018550

ID: 3433497

From the 1930s to the 1980s, the capital of weightlifting in America was York, Pennsylvania, the home of the York Barbell Company. Bob Hoffman, the founder of York Barbell, propagated an ideology of success for Americans seeking physical improvement. Often called the "Father of World Weightlifting," Hoffman was a pioneer in marketing barbells and health foods. He popularized weight training and inaugurated a golden age of American weightlifting. Muscletown USA --part biography, part business history, and part sports history--chronicles how Hoffman made York the mecca of manly culture for millions of followers worldwide. Hoffman created his so-called muscle empire out of an oil-burner business that he started in the early 1920s. Within a decade, his passion for sport exceeded his need to produce oil burners and by the outset of the Depression he began manufacturing barbells at the factory. He soon discovered a willing public of aspiring weightlifters like himself who would buy not only barbells but also health and fitness products. Hoffman soon recruited a remarkable group of athletes, whom he tagged his "York Gang." He gave these men jobs in the factory, where they trained for national and international meets. Gradually, Hoffman emerged as one of the most prominent muscle peddlers in America, using his fame and fortune to promote competitive weightlifting, bodybuilding, and powerlifting. Muscletown USA reveals other innovations in which Hoffman played a major role, including americas,biographies,business and investing,exercise and fitness,health,health fitness and dieting,history,history of sports,humanities,industries and professions Exercise & Fitness, Pennsylvania State University Press

Used or antiquarian book Thriftbooks.com
used. Shipping costs:plus verzendkosten., plus shipping costs
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Muscletown USA als Taschenbuch von John D. Fair - Pennsylvania State University Press
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Pennsylvania State University Press:
Muscletown USA als Taschenbuch von John D. Fair - Paperback

ISBN: 9780271018553

ID: 827607353

Muscletown USA ab 43.49 EURO Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell Muscletown USA ab 43.49 EURO Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell Bücher > Taschenbücher > Ratgeber, [PU: Pennsylvania State University Press]

New book eBook.de
No. 1771940. Shipping costs:Zzgl. Versandkosten., plus shipping costs
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Muscletown USA als Taschenbuch von John D. Fair
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Muscletown USA als Taschenbuch von John D. Fair - Paperback

ISBN: 9780271018553

ID: 910205146

in stock 0271018550 Lieferung innerhalb 1-4 Werktagen. Versandkostenfrei, wenn Buch oder Hörbuch enthalten ist, sonst 2,95 EUR. Ab 19,90 EUR versandkostenfrei. (Deutschland) Bücher > Taschenbücher > Ratgeber, [PU: Pennsylvania State University Press]

New book Hugendubel.de
No. 1771940. Shipping costs:Zzgl. Versandkosten. (EUR 0.00)
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.

Details of the book
Muscletown USA: Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell

A history of the York Barbell Company, focusing on its founder, Bob Hoffman, and the physical culture movement he launched. It also reveals other innovations in which Hoffman played a major role, such as weight training for athletes, health foods, bottled water and isometrics.

Details of the book - Muscletown USA: Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell


EAN (ISBN-13): 9780271018553
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0271018550
Paperback
Publishing year: 2008
Publisher: PENNSYLVANIA ST UNIV
420 Pages
Weight: 0,680 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

Book in our database since 03.05.2007 19:06:15
Book found last time on 25.04.2018 10:20:53
ISBN/EAN: 9780271018553

ISBN - alternate spelling:
0-271-01855-0, 978-0-271-01855-3


< to archive...
Related books