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Andre the Giant Andre the Giant: A Legendary Life a Legendary Life

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The unforgettable story of everyoneand#8217;s favorite giantand#8212;and a life cut shortand#8212;wrestler and actor Andre the Giant.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;At seven-foot-five, four hundred and fifty pounds, Andrand#233; the Giant was a living, breathing legendand#8212;a behemoth taking on all comers. Billed as and#8220;the Eighth Wonder of the World,and#8221; he was the greatest attraction in sports entertainment and one of the most famous athletes in the world.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Andrand#233; the Giant: A Legendary Lifeandlt;/iandgt; is the story of how his enormous charisma and undeniable presence aided World Wrestling Federation's explosive rise to the forefront of popular culture. Andrand#233;'s battles with such rivals as Ernie Ladd, Killer Khan, Big John Studd, Jake and#8220;The Snakeand#8221; Roberts, and Randy and#8220;Macho Manand#8221; Savage are certifiable classics, while his epic andlt;iandgt;WrestleMania IIIandlt;/iandgt; match with Hulk Hoganand#8212;before 93,000and#8212;still holds the record for largest attendance.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Outside the ring, Andrand#233; Roussimoff was equally formidableand#8212;his voluminous appetite for life is the stuff of legends. Moreover, Andrand#233; was among the first wrestlers to cross over into pop superstardom with roles in such television series as andlt;iandgt;The Six Million Dollar Manandlt;/iandgt; and films like andlt;iandgt;The Princess Brideandlt;/iandgt;.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Andrand#233;'s incredible tale is told through his most memorable matches, with reminiscences and recollections from the people closest to him. In addition to blow-by-blow analysis of his greatest in-ring triumphs, author Michael Krugman takes us behind the curtain to see how this amazing athlete struggled with his size and his stardom, as well as his fight with crippling pain caused by both his profession and the disease that made him who he was.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Andrand#233; the Giant: A Legendary Lifeandlt;/iandgt; is the true-life tall tale of one of the most influential and adored Superstars in sports entertainment history.

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andlt;bandgt;Michael Krugmanandlt;/bandgt; is the cowriter — with Matt and Jeff Hardy — of the andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestseller andlt;Iandgt;The Hardy Boyz: Exist 2 Inspire.andlt;/iandgt; Krugman has also worked with Amy Dumas — better known as Lita — on her autobiography, andlt;Iandgt;Lita: A Less Traveled R.O.A.D. — The Reality of Amy Dumas.andlt;/iandgt; He has also written for a wide variety of national publications and online media outlets, including RollingStone.com. He is the coauthor of andlt;Iandgt;Generation Ecch!andlt;/iandgt; and author of andlt;Iandgt;Oasis: Supersonic Supernova.andlt;/iandgt; He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416541127
Subtitle:
A Legendary Life
Author:
Krugman, Michael
Publisher:
World Wrestling Entertainment
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Wrestling
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses - France
Subject:
Andre
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
WWE
Publication Date:
20090106
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
photos throughout
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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