Cover image for Body slam : the Jesse Ventura story
Title:
Body slam : the Jesse Ventura story
Author:
Tapper, Jake.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 1999.
Physical Description:
249 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm
General Note:
"An unauthorized biography"--Cover.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780312972028
Format :
Book

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Central Library F610.3.V46 T37 1999 Adult Mass Market Paperback Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

In every arena, Jesse Ventura puts a headlock on the competition--now he's turning the country on its ear How did an outrageous, outspoken, boa-wearing pro wrestler nab the title of Minnesota's governor in an overwhelming upset? This is the question the nation is asking--and Washington journalist Jake Tapper provides the fascinating answers. From Jesse Ventura's Navy SEAL days, to his infamous wrestling years, to his stunning political victory, read the story of the Body, a man who truly embodies the American Dream. Get the real story on: -His intense training to become an elite Navy SEAL and his experiences overseas during the Vietnam War -His lengthy career in the pro wrestling field--from flamboyant pro wrestler to colorful commentator--including his feuds with Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon Jr. -Ventura's acting stints, including a part in the film Predator -How the Body mouthed his way to the top of shock radio -His rise through the ranks of politics, from mayor to governor--and maybe beyond -Ventura's political vision--what he sees for Minnesota and the country -And Much, much more! The Body Politic Will Never Be the Same with 8 pages of amazing photos


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