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Wrestling Babylon

by Irvin Muchnick, The Laidlaw Foundation & Paul McCarthy Ecw Press (March 31, 2007)

Irvin Muchnick - a widely published writer and nephew of the late, legendary St. Louis wrestling promoter Sam Muchnick - has produced a book unlike any other on the astonishing growth of professional wrestling...


Wrestling at the Chase

by Larry Matysik & Jacob Scheier Ecw Press (July 10, 2005)

?Wrestling at the Chase is a fond, informative, amusing, and even poignant look at the who's who of professional wrestling and legendary St. Louis promoter Sam Muchnick. St. Louis was the capital, and Muchnick...


WrestleCrap Book of Lists!, The

by Rd Reynolds, Brad Kelln, Jon Redfern & Rd Reynolds and Blade Braxton et al. Ecw Press (November 30, 2007)

Ever wanted to know the worst career choices pro wrestlers made upon retirement? Or which kung fu chop-socky wrestlers would make Bruce Lee do a backflip in his grave? The WrestleCrap Book of Lists! has all...


WrestleCrap

by Randy Baer and R.D. Reynolds, R.D. Reynolds, Randy Baer & John McFetridge et al. Ecw Press (October 30, 2003)

WrestleCrap: The Very Worst of Professional Wrestling examines some of the ridiculously horrible characters and storylines that pro wrestling promoters have subjected their fans to over the past twenty years....


World Wrestling Insanity Presents: Shoot First ... Ask Questions Later

by James Guttman, A. W. Stencell & Glenn Cochrane with Jean Cochrane Ecw Press (November 30, 2008)

?In the latest offering from the best-selling author of World Wrestling Insanity, James Guttman tells the real story behind contacting, cajoling, convincing, interviewing, and learning from more than 100 of...


World Wrestling Insanity

by James Guttman, Cary Fagan & Michael Knox Ecw Press (May 09, 2006)

In an industry where nothing is real and no one actually wins or loses, the possibilities for manipulation are endless. World Wrestling Insanity sets out to expose the nepotism, backwards logic, and power plays...


UFC's Ultimate Warriors

by Jeremy Wall Ecw Press (August 17, 2005)

Everyone fights for something. These guys fight best. UFC's Ultimate Warriors profiles some of the world's most phenomenal athletes in a sport that combines finesse and sportsmanship - and brutality and violence...


Total MMA

by Jonathan Snowden & Greg Prato (Greg Prato) Ecw Press (November 30, 2008)

?Since the beginning of time, men have engaged in hand-to-hand combat. In Ancient Greece, they called it Pankration, a no-holds-barred battle. Over time, one complete combat system was replaced by a variety...


To Dakar and Back

by Lawrence Hacking, Asher Ghaffar, Dr. David Gratzer & Lawrence Hacking with Wil De Clercq et al. Ecw Press (January 31, 2008)

The Paris-Dakar Rally is without question the most arduous and notorious off-road motorsports event on the planet. Since its inception in 1979, it has attracted more than 3,000 adventurers from all walks of...


Three Stars and Other Selections

by Jefferson Davis, Shaun Belding, Jefferson Davis and Andrew Podnieks & Andrew Podnieks Ecw Press (October 31, 2000)

Following on the heels of their successful Hello Hockey Fans from Coast to Coast, hockey fans and researchers Andrew Podnieks and Jefferson Davis present the second book of obscure hockey lists, The Three Stars...


Third Best Hull

by Lainie Cohen Ecw Press (September 30, 1998)

Hockey legend Gordie Howe once said there were two superstars in the Hull family: Bobby, the Golden Jet and one of the greatest players ever to tie up a pair of skates, and his brother Dennis, who had a solid...


The Urban Cycling Survival Guide

by Yvonne Bambrick Ecw Press (February 28, 2015)

City cycling made simple

North America?s cities have long been the domain of the car, but thanks to the undeniable benefits of active transport, bicycles have an increasing presence in the urban landscape. Yet...


The Third Best Hull

by Dennis Hull & Robert Thompson Ecw Press (January 08, 2015)

Everyone knows about Bobby Hull, but not everyone remembers that his brother Dennis also was a hockey star in his own right and in this book, the other Hull outlines his life in hockey with humorous anecdotes...


Swimming With Piranhas

by Howard T. Brody, Howard Brody, Damian Rogers & James E. Cornette Ecw Press (November 14, 2009)

In this memoir, the former president of the National Wrestling Alliance, Howard Brody gives a first hand account of how he's been able to survive the world of pro wrestling politics, despite getting a few bloody...


Straight from the Hart

by Bruce Hart, Tyler Hamilton & Eva Everything Ecw Press (February 28, 2011)

?Straight from the Hart is the no-holds-barred book about the often surreal, physically and psychologically brutal and politically cutthroat world of professional wrestling that fans everywhere - from the most...


Slam! Wrestling

by Greg Oliver, Dan Cuison, Greg Oliver and Jon Waldman & Jon Waldman Ecw Press (October 31, 2009)

Founded by Greg Oliver and John Powell, SLAM! Wrestling (http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/home.html) changed the way North America's true favorite pastime was presented on the web. With the backing of Sun...


Season of Loss, A Lifetime of Forgiveness, A

by John Manasso, Jennifer Ambrose & George Tombs Ecw Press (November 03, 2005)

Dan Snyder narrowly escaped being cut from his junior hockey team for two years in a row. That's hardly the stuff that NHL careers are made of. But Snyder earned his spot on the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers roster...


Say Uncle!

by Brent LaPorte Ecw Press (May 31, 2011)

?Say Uncle! is the definitive book on the history, players, and techniques of catch-as-catch-can grappling. Catch-as-catch-can, or "catch wrestling" for short, is the great-granddaddy of today's mixed martial...


Sack Exchange

by Greg Prato, Sarah Clarke Stuart & William Davis Ecw Press (August 31, 2011)

Comprised of all-new, exclusive interviews with Jets players, head coaches, and those closest to the organization, Sack Exchange is not only an eye-opening account of the Jets from this time, but also of the...


Rope Opera

by Vince Russo Ecw Press (February 28, 2010)

It's been a decade since The Monday Night War waged between the WWF and WCW generated unprecedented and astronomical ratings, and the landscape of "the sport of kings" has changed radically. But one thing remains...


Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame, The

by Greg Oliver, Paul McCarthy, David Hofstede & Greg Oliver and Steven Johnson et al. Ecw Press (June 14, 2007)

From the critically acclaimed authors of The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams comes the most comprehensive look ever at the colourful villains, heels, bad guys and rule breakers who give professional...


Pro Football Halftime Activity Book

by Dan Cuison & Marc Strange Ecw Press (August 31, 2010)

?It's time to sharpen your crayons and get ready to have fun with some of pro football's most famous (and infamous) players, teams, coaches, and outrageous personalities. Monday-morning quarterbacks of all ages...


Pain and Passion

by Heath McCoy, Les Vandor & Stephanie Dickison Ecw Press (September 30, 2007)

Calgary's Stampede Wrestling spawned some of the biggest wrestling stars in history, from mat kings of the past like Gene Kiniski and Superstar Billy Graham to modern idols like Bret "Hitman" Hart, the British...


National Wrestling Alliance

by Tim Hornbaker, James "Quick" Tillis as told to J. Engleman Price & Mendelson Joe, preface by Gary Michael Dault Ecw Press (April 30, 2007)

?In the 1950s, in Las Vegas, a businessmen's conglomerate dominating a $25 million-a-year sports industry hid their illegal practices from the U.S. Department of Justice until they were caught. The sport that...


Mysteries of Wrestling: Solved

by "Sir" Adam Kleinberg, Jacob Scheier, ÒSirÓ Adam Kleinberg and Adam ÒThe PhantomÓ Nudelman & Adam "The Phantom" Nudelman Ecw Press (June 28, 2005)

Mysteries of Wrestling: Solved is a hysterical and informative look at the sports entertainment industry, brought to you by the hosts of Get in the Ring (GIR), the longest running professional wrestling radio...


My Turn At Bat

by Claude Brochu, Gillian Sze, Stephanie Myles and Claude Brochu & Evie Christie et al. Ecw Press (April 30, 2002)

The decline and fall of the Montreal Expos. In 1969, the Montreal Expos played their first game. Thirty-two years later, the team that once boasted baseball's best farm system is nearly dead. In this book, former...


MMA Encyclopedia, The

by Jonathan Snowden, Evie Christie, William Hale & Kendall Shields et al. Ecw Press (October 30, 2010)

?"Did you see the big fight this weekend?" The question used to be about boxing matches, when the giants of the fight world were Mike Tyson and Roy Jones. Now fans are leaving the sweet science in droves for...


Masked Rider, The

by Neil Peart, Sky Gilbert & Steven Johnson, Heath McCoy, Irvin Muchnick and Greg Oliver Ecw Press (June 10, 2004)

Neil Peart's travel memoir of thoughts, observations, and experiences as he cycles through West Africa, reveals the subtle, yet powerful writing style that has made him one of rock's greatest lyricists. As he...


Line, The

by William Urseth, William A. Urseth & Ann Carroll Burgess and Tom Burgess Ecw Press (February 28, 2010)

William Urseth loves dogs, and even more, he loves what these dogs can do. Striking a perfect point, flushing grouse for hours, retrieving perfectly to hand; moments can steal your breath away. William Urseth...


Isiah Thomas Story, The

by Paul Challen & Martin Popoff Ecw Press (November 30, 2004)

Isiah Lord Thomas has dedicated his life to professional basketball. He honed his skills in Chicago's South Side, went to college, signed an NBA contract, joined the Detroit Pistons, turned them into league...


Is Wrestling Fixed? I Didn’t Know It Was Broken

by Bill Apter & Jerry "The King" Lawler Ecw Press (September 30, 2015)

Complete with exclusive photographs and sensational backstage stories, Is Wrestling Fixed? is the much anticipated memoir from the biggest legend in wrestling fandom himself, Bill Apter

As a kid growing up in...


He Shoots, He Saves

by Jon Waldman & Philip Pritchard Ecw Press (March 25, 2015)

Whether it?s a ticket stub from a game that father and son saw together, an autographed photograph from a hero, or a puck that went up and over the boards, hockey memorabilia is a record of our beloved sport?s...


Golf's Finest Par Threes

by Jake Shannon Ecw Press (March 31, 2011)

?Golfers wanting to know the colourful stories behind names like Alcatraz, Biarritz, Cleopatra, Dell, Eden, Postage Stamp, and Redan can now turn to the only book ever devoted exclusively to the par-three hole....


Golden Oldies

by Brian McFarlane Ecw Press (September 30, 2015)

From its moving introductory homage to the late Jean Beliveau, to its subtle, remarkable considerations of how the sport was shaped by legends like Newsy Lalonde, Gordie Howe, Dick Irvin, Ted Kennedy and Hobey...


Forgiven

by Vince Russo & George Tombs Ecw Press (November 09, 2005)

Ask pro wrestling fans about Vince Russo and you're sure to get a heated reaction: either the guy's a genius, or he single-handedly ruined the sport. What's weird about being "the most hated man" in an industry...


Drawing Heat the Hard Way

by Larry Matysik & Gregg Valentino and Nathan Jendrick Ecw Press (August 31, 2009)

Thrilling but flawed, entertaining despite the swerves and double-crosses, captivating even when repugnant? professional wrestling has enjoyed the attention and loyalty of untold millions for nearly a century....


Don't Call Me Joey

by Lisa Brandt Ecw Press (June 30, 1998)

The comprehensive collection of the wit and wisdom of one of the great hitters in baseball today - and its biggest jerk: former Cleveland Indian and current Chicago White Sox left fielder Albert ("Don't Call...


Death, Drugs, & Muscle

by Gregg Valentino, Tony Burgess, Dave Thompson & Gregg Valentino and Nathan Jendrick et al. Ecw Press (March 31, 2010)

Death, Drugs, & Muscle is the story of a man who lived decades on the right side of the law before making the dangerous choice to enter the dark and dangerous world of drug dealing. After reaching the top and...


Death of WCW, The

by Randy Baer, Jay Carter Brown, Kathë Tibbs and Steve Ryfle & R.D. Reynolds and Bryan Alvarez et al. Ecw Press (December 02, 2004)

What went wrong with WCW? In 1997, World Championship Wrestling was on top. It was the number-one pro wrestling company in the world, and the highest-rated show on cable television. Each week, fans tuned in...


Cowboy and the Cross, The

by "Cowboy" Bill Watts, Lawrence Hacking with Wil De Clercq, ÒCowboyÓ Bill Watts and Scott Williams & Scott Williams Ecw Press (February 28, 2006)

In The Cowboy and the Cross, Bill Watts takes us from his stormy upbringing and his tumultuous years at the University of Oklahoma, to his days in the wrestling business, sparing nothing in his details about...


Chris & Nancy

by Irvin Muchnick & Jonathan Snowden and Kendall Shields Ecw Press (October 31, 2009)

The Benoit murder-suicide in 2007 was one of the most shocking stories of the year, and a seminal event in the history of wrestling. It laid bare the devastating prevalence of steroids and its effects on users....


Capitol Revolution

by Tim Hornbaker Ecw Press (February 28, 2015)

The definitive take on the McMahon family?s journey to wrestling domination

For decades, the northeastern part of the United States, better known to insiders as the territory of the Capitol Wrestling Corporation,...


Break Point

by Vince Spadea, Alessandro Porco, Dr. W. Gifford-Jones & Vince Spadea and Dan Markowitz et al. Ecw Press (June 29, 2006)

Groomed since the age of eight by his obsessive father Vince Spadea, by most accounts-except Andre Agassi's, who called Vince "a journeyman" at age 25-has been a success. At the start of the 2005 season, 19th...


Brawl

by Bret Aita, Erich Krauss, Evie Christie & Erich Krauss and Bret Aita et al. Ecw Press (September 30, 2002)

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting pits masters of every kind of combat - street fighting, sumo, judo - in matches broadcast around the world. This book chronicles the turbulent history of MMA fighting from its...


Blakwidow

by Amanda Storm & Paul Cherry Ecw Press (October 31, 2000)

This is a story of beginnings: a seemingly ordinary woman quits her job writing computer manuals and moves over 3000 miles to train at Killer Kowalski's wrestling school near Boston and becomes Amanda Storm....


Between the Ropes

by Brian Fritz, words by Jason Brink, drawings by Jim Westergard, Simona Chiose & Brian Fritz and Christopher Murray et al. Ecw Press (June 18, 2006)

As wrestling dominated the pop culture airwaves in the late 90s, wrestlers like The Rock and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin became international cultural icons. But, by the turn of the millennium, wrestling began...


Beer, Blood and Cornmeal

by David Olive Ecw Press (March 31, 2008)

Incredibly Strange Wrestling was the bastard offspring of post-punk garage rock and masked Mexican lucha libre. Fielding a cast of crazed characters with names like El Homo Loco, Macho Sasquatcho and El Pollo...


Bang Your Head

by Michael Knox, Dewey Robertson and Meredith Renwick & Dewey Robertson Ecw Press (May 18, 2006)

"And in this corner, at 260 pounds, from Parts Unknown, it's The Missing Link!" Wrestling fans around the world thrilled to those words in the mid-80s as the bizarre and volatile Missing Link would enter the...


One to Remember

by Ken Reid & Colby Armstrong Ecw Press (September 21, 2020)

From the national bestselling author of One Night Only come 39 new stories about what a big-league goal can mean to an NHLer

Including interviews with Billy Smith, Chris Mason, Damian Rhodes, Christian Thomas,...


The Ultimate Road Trip

by Lance Hornby, Mike Wilson & Brendan Shanahan Ecw Press (October 05, 2020)

The Ultimate Leafs Fan makes it his mission to figure out what makes fans bleed blue

Mike Wilson, the man ESPN called the ?Ultimate Leafs Fan,? attended every Leaf contest of the 2018?19 NHL season. With a foreword...