Greg Travis, editor-in-chief of the Ben- ton, Kentucky Tribune Courier has producd a fascinating biog- raphy of professional strongman Galen Gough and we are grate ful to Mr. Travis for allowing us to excerpt the following pas- sages There is, however, much more to the story of this strong- man, movie star, preacher, and artist than can be told here. Gough, like most professional strongmen, exaggerated many of his claims, but his life was anything but boring.
The Holy Grail of the Iron Game books (IMO). Here's a nice review from the author's nephew from Amazon.
"This two volume set is a one of a kind for both collection and historic information. My Uncle Leo put years of knowledge into these books with direct correspondence to notable strong men and weight lifters all over the world. This account of strong men history, and history of weight lifting and body building is unparalleled."
It took me many years to find this set. There are copies on both eBay and Amazon now, with $380.00 being the best price for a mint set of the books. A great deal. (Not my auction).