We're in Day 2 of a big book and magazine sale here at Dinosaur Training Headquarters. Today's list includes some very rare items - some of which are almost impossible to find anywhere else - including Volume 1 of SONS OF SAMSON - David Webster's classic book profiling over 500 strongmen from olden times to the modern era.
Hail to the Dinosaurs!
I have a ton of duplicate books, courses and magazines about strength training, weightlifting, powerlifting, bodybuilding, physical culture, Iron Game history, boxing, wrestling, martial arts, diet, nutrition, and related subjects, and I since I only need one copy of any particular item, I'm going to sell the rest of them.
And since we're going to be moving in the not too distant future, I'm looking for good homes for some of my one-of-a-kind items - and for some of my longtime friends from the bookshelves here in the Dinosaur Research Library.
Everything is first come, first served - meaning that the first person who shoots me an email about a given item. ("First" means "the first email in my inbox.)
So if you're interested in anything, do not delay. Shoot me an email and ask about availability. Include your shipping address so we can calculate shipping and handling for you. And be sure to tell me if you use PayPal. That's the easiest way to handle the payment.
All of these come from the world-famous Dinosaur Training Research Library. Thus, you'll have something great to read AND you'll be owning a true piece of Iron Game history.
My email is:
We released List No. 1 yesterday, and all but one book has been taken. So the books are going very, very fast - and that means that if you see something you want, take immediate action.
RARE BOOKS AND MAGAZINES FROM DINOSAUR TRAINING - LIST NO. 2
THE CASE AGAINST SUGAR
By Gary Taubes. Hard copy. 2016 edition. 366 pages. Excellent condition - like new. By the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories. Gary Taubes is one of the top writers on diet and nutrition, and this is an excellent book - and one that is well worth reading. Sells for $26.95 new - yours for $19.95 plus shipping and handling.
PRICE: $19.95 plus shipping and handling
IRONMIND; STRONGER MINDS, STRONGER BODIES
By Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., the editor and publisher of Milo magazine, the founder and owner of IronMind Enterprises, Inc., and the author of SUPER SQUATS: How to Gain 30 Pounds of Muscle in 6 weeks. 1994 edition, paperback, 181 pages, excellent condition. A detailed review of the latest developments in psychology and how to use them to train your mind, and enhance and improve your training your performance. An excellent book.
PRICE: $10.00 plus shipping and handling
BODYBUILDING: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY
By David Webster. A detailed history of old-school physical culture, strongmen and weightlifting - and it covers the bodybuilding side of things right up until the early 1980's. 1982 edition. Hard-copy. 151 pages. A former library book, but in good condition other than missing pages 137-138 and 147-148. Contains many photographs, including many rare photos of the old-timers. Rare and hard to find - very interesting and informative.
PRICE: $50.00 plus shipping and handling
POWER TRIP: A GUIDE TO WEIGHTLIFTING FOR ATHLETES, PARENTS AND COACHES
By Coach Don McCauley. 8 1/2 x 11, 196 pages, many photos. Excellent condition. A detailed guide to modern weightlifting, with a series of unique and very effective progressions for the snatch, clean and jerk. Includes plenty of good info on weightlifting for athletes. Discusses what athletes and parents should look for in a strength or weightlifting coach. Highly recommended. Signed by the author.
PRICE: $19.95 plus shipping and handling
UPDATE: Sorry, Power trip has been taken.
THE MILLER FITNESS PLAN: PHYSICAL TRAINING FOR MEN AND WOMEN
By Carl Miller, former USA Olympic and World coach. 8 1/2 x 11, 117 pages, many photos. Excellent condition. A detailed guide to use weightlifting and related ground-based exercises for physical fitness and lifelong strength and health. A very good book. Signed by the author.
PRICE: $19.95 plus shipping and handling
RELAX INTO STRETCH
By Pavel Tsatsouline. 8 1/2 x 11. 138 pages. Many photos and illustrations. Excellent condition. Tons of info on stretching and flexibility training. Unlike several of the other books, this one is NOT signed by the author, but heck, you can't have everything.
PRICE: $24.95 plus shipping and handling.
By Earle E. Liederman. This is the original edition from 1926, NOT a modern reprint edition. In other words, it's a true collector's edition. Hard copy. 176 pages. Excellent condition, with slight fraying on the top and bottom of the spine. This book opens with one of the best first paragraphs you'll ever read, and it pretty well summarizes what the book is about:
"Every man should be able to save his own life. He should be able to swim far enough, run fast and long enough to save his life in case of emergency and necessity. He should be able to chin himself a reasonable number of times, as well as to dip a number of times, and he should be able to jump a reasonable height and distance."
A very good book - and very rare. This will go fast - if you want it, grab it now.
PRICE: $ 75.00 plus shipping and handling
UPDATE: Sorry, Endurance has been taken.
STRONG, STRONGER, STRONGEST
By Dale Harder. Paperback. A big 8 1/2 x 11 book with over 300 pages. Published in 2004. Very good condition. Signed by the author. Features the biographies and top lifts of more than 100 weightlifters, powerlifters and strongmen, ranging from old-timers to men who lifted in the early 2000's. Very detailed, with many photographs. I believe the book is currently out of print; certainly, it is rare and hard to find.
PRICE: $75.00 plus shipping and handling
SONS OF SAMSON, VOL. 1
By David Webster. 8 1/2 x 11, 87 pages. Paperback. Profiles over 500 professional strongmen from olden times, through the era of Sandow and Saxon, to modern competitors in the World's Strongest Man competition. Contains many photographs, including many rare photos of old-time strongmen. A must have for any strength fan and any fan of Iron game history. In good condition, but slightly bent at the top. This book is long out of print and almost impossible to find; collectors post in on-line forums and ask where they can find a copy (answer - virtually nowhere) - and the few copies that ARE available sell for up to $200.00 on used book sites. You can have it for just $100 plus shipping and handling.
NOTE: This one will go faster than a speeding bullet. If you want it, move fast.
PRICE: $100 plus shipping and handling.
UPDATE: Sorry, Sons of Samson has been taken.
IRON NATION: PASSION FOR HARD TRAINING
By Bob Whelan and Drew Israel. A very big paperback, 8 1/2 x 11, with over 240 pages. Very good to excellent condition. Contains 35 articles and interviews on strength training. Includes articles/interviews by or with Vic Boff, Dick Conner, Jan Dellinger, Jim Duggan, Clyde Emrich, Bill Hinbern, Drew Israel, Osmo Kiiha, Ted Lambrinides, Kathy Leistner, Dr. Ken Leistner, Ken Mannie, John McKean, Stuart McRobert, Bill Pearl, Greg Pickett, Dick "Smitty" Smith, Jon Schultheis, Bill Starr, Bradley J. Steiner, Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D, Mike Thompson, Dennis Weis, and "Maximum" Bob Whelan, and others. (Heck, it even has an original article by Brooks Kubik.) Foreword by Osmo Kiiha. Introduction by Dr. Ken Leistner. With a personal inscription to Brooks and Trudi Kubik by the authors, and signed by Drew Israel and Bob Whelan - which makes it a one-of-a-kind collector's item.
PRICE: $25.00 plus shipping and handling.
UPDATE: Sorry, Iron Nation has been taken.
NEVER LET GO
By Dan John. Paperback. 413 pages. Excellent condition. Introduction by Pavel Tsatsouline. Foreword by Dave Draper. Tones of training tips, exercises, workouts and training programs.
PRICE: $20.00 plus shipping and handling.
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