(The book is about the life of the great Canadian strongman Louis Cyr) ... So, dear strength lover, because my creed is yours, I have drawn together the golden threads of a great man's life and spun the web of his story within these pages. The manner in which this book is written is entirely a new departure in strong-man journalism. I have bared my soul and purposely scorned the reins of conventional writing by giving full sway to my exultations, and perhaps to a few lamentations, but t many, as there is so little reason for them, especially when we consider that all things happen for the best. If I have in places appeared too abandon and let the fire of my song run riot, forgive me, remember I am human and that my strength is my weakness, for I love the God-made man even as you do. As you read through these pages, I hope you will feel the throbs of excitement that I have lived. The straining at the leash of a restless spirit as mine has been, the enveloping passion to shout and hurl sky-high your hat like a baseball fan, as you visualize our hero crash through the battle line to victory. I want you to see this man as I have seen him, sweaty, palpitating, sometimes bloody, but with a triumphant eye as he looked over his battlefields. I only hope you will like this book and inspire others to possess it, so that this volume will be the first of many to fire your soul and urge you to beautify your body even as my other book so instructs and guides. - The Author, GEORGE F. JOWETT. This is a 6 by 9 original version, restored and re-formatted edition of Jowett's 1927 classic. A must have in your physical culture library. Visit our website and see our many books at PhysicalCultureBooks.com
GEORGE F. JOWETT - Man of many talents, leading pioneer of organized weightlifting in the United States. Founder and President of American Continental Weight-Lifters (ACWL), key figure in convincing the AAU to adopt Olympic weight lifting as a official amateur sport in the USA. Editor of Strength magazine from 1925 to 1927, author of many books and booklets relating to the strength field, the best being The Key to Might and Muscle. Jowett published his own magazine The Bodybuilder from 1936 to 1937 (10 issues), George also peddled a very successful physical culture course (Jowett's Body Sculpture). He advised both Bob Hoffman and Joe Weider in the early days of their magazines. Man of immense strength and muscular power, in some circles considered The Father of American Weightlifting. George F Jowett was born in the UK December 23, 1891 and died in Canada July 11, 1969.