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The eighth wonder of the world : the true story of André the Giant / Bertrand Hébert and Pat Laprade.

Hébert, Bertrand, (author.). Laprade, Pat, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Emmaus Public Library B ROUSSIMOFF (Text) 36446002013558 New Adult Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781770414662
  • ISBN: 1770414665
  • Physical Description: xv, 421 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : ECW Press, 2020.

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Chapter 1. A big baby... -- Chapter 2. The birth of Jean Ferré -- Chapter 3. The invasion of England -- Chapter 4. From a giant to a monster -- Chapter 5. A giant disorder -- Chapter 6. Valois, Vachon, Carpentier, and...Saddam -- Chapter 7. Tall tales: How tall was André, really? -- Chapter 8. Montreal, where André's career took off -- Chapter 9. Around the world! -- Chapter 10. Match of the century, name of the decade -- Chapter 11. If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere -- Chapter 12. Traveling to greatness -- Chapter 13. "Now playing defensive end...André the Giant" -- Chapter 14. Three boxers, two kings, and one bigfoot! -- Chapter 15. Battle of the giants! -- Chapter 16. When André me Hulk -- Chapter 17. To the giant among us -- Chapter 18. Business is business -- Chapter 19. A great expansion, but not for André -- Chapter 20. The women in his life -- Chapter 21. Spearheading WWF success -- Chapter 22. Shooting in Japan -- Chapter 23. A gentle giant! -- Chapter 24. Bigger, better, badder! -- Chapter 25. The foundation of WWE PPVS -- Chapter 26. Off camera -- Chapter 27. The end of an era -- Chapter 28. Life after the WWF -- Chapter 29. A legend in and after his death -- Chapter 30. A giant legacy.
Summary, etc.:
"Is there a way to find truth in the stuff of legend? You may think you know André the Giant -- but who was André Roussimoff? This comprehensive biography addresses the burning questions, outrageous stories, and common misconceptions about his height, his weight, his drawing power as a superstar, and his seemingly unparalleled capacity for food and alcohol. But more importantly, The Eighth Wonder of the World: The True Story of André the Giant transports readers beyond the smoke and mirrors of professional wrestling into the life of a real man. Born in France, André worked on his family's farm until he was 18, when he moved to Paris to pursue professional wrestling. A truly extraordinary figure, André went on to become an international icon and world traveler, all while battling acromegaly. While his disorder is what made him a giant and a household name, it's also what caused his untimely death at 46. With exhaustive research, exclusive interviews with family and friends, and an exploration of André's amazing in-ring career and the indelible mark he left on pop culture, Laprade and Hébert have crafted the most complete portrait of a modern-day mythical being."-- Provided by publisher.
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Issued also in electronic formats.
Subject: Andre, the Giant, 1946-1993.
Wrestlers > France > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.
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