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The Giant of Luxemburg by George F. Jowett

The following article comes from famous strongman George F. Jowett. Herr Stauffer, we will call him, was a circus proprietor of portly proportions fed by the genius that knew how to serve attractive performances to a people whose prosaic lives and deductive minds found gladness in the masterly performance of superb feats of strength. On […]

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The Man With The Iron Grip by George F. Jowett

This article comes from George Jowett. Few people who saw Charlie Vansittart on the street ever believed he was the man capable of the stupendous arm and gripping strength with which he was accredited. No less a person than the great Cyclops was badly fooled – and on one occasion it caused Cyclops considerable embarrassment. […]

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When Apollon Became Angry by George F. Jowett

The following is an article by George Jowett, the author of The Key to Might and Muscle,  that was originally published in Klein’s Bell. Pierre Bonnes, the great French strength athlete and professor of physical culture, the man whom every professional strongman met with a tremor in his heart! To be accepted or praised by […]

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Ottley Coulter

Ottley Coulter was born in 1890 as the smallest male in a large family of big men, but through persistent training and good diet he managed to reach the highest strength level of them all. He is one of the few circus performers who had at least some kind of higher education, which his father insisted on. […]

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Book Club: The Key to Might and Muscle

Introducing the Physical Culture Book Club. As a subscriber on Legendary Strength you can join for free. For the month of December we’ll be reading The Key to Might and Muscle by George F. Jowett. Or want to get all 12 books for this year in one package right now? You can get additional savings […]

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Louis Cyr – The Strongest Man That Ever Lived

The Strongest Man That Ever Lived was written about Louis Cyr by the well-known strength author, George F. Jowett. Here is my review of this book. First off it’s obvious from the title that Jowett believed Cyr was genuinely the strongest of the strong and in fact could claim the title of the strongest man […]

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