Unrevealed Secrets of Man (vol 1) 1928 George Fuisdale Jowett's Physical Culture Philosophy ~ Strongman & Father of American Weightlifting


Title: Unrevealed Secrets of Man [Volume One]

Author: George F. [Fuisdale] Jowett

Description: Blue cloth with decoratively stamped in gilt and blind on spine and front cover. Pictorial endpapers showing Samson fighting the lion. A few pages show minor soiling, else unmarked and clean. pp. 125, [1]. 6.75 x 4.6 inches. Rare. Two copies noted on OCLC (Stark Center for Physical Culture & Sport at U. of Texas; Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario).

Unrevealed Secrets of Man presents George Fuisdale Jowett's philosophy of man's potential for greatness, magnificence, and the rightness of superior strength and health. He draws on examples, both historical (Greeks, Vikings, Cesar, Napoleon, etc.) and contemporary, to illustrate his concepts of man's realizable grandeur, as potentiated through man's innate spiritual and psychological makeup.

George Fuisdale Jowett (1891-1969), who has been described as ''The Father of American Weightlifting,'' was an English-born Canadian strongman, weightlifter, and proponent of physical culture. He edited Strength magazine from 1924 to 1927 and billed himself as the ''world's strongest man.'' In the early-1920s he co-founded and served as president of the American Continental Weightlifting Association (ACWLA), became the director of the Breitbart Institute of Physical Culture in New York City, and later founded the Body Sculpture Club in England.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: The Jowett Institute [of Physical Culture], Inc.
Place: New York City
Year: 1928

Keywords: physical culture, physical education, weightlifting, Ottley Coulter,

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