Weakness is a crime: the life of Bernarr Macfadden

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Syracuse University Press, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 278 pages
Tells the life story of Bernarr Macfadden from his struggle as a weak and sickly child, to his founding of the publication "Physical Culture" and his notoriety as America's health guru

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A physically weak, unloved, and abused child, Bernard McFadden remade himself into a perfect specimen of physical fitness, changed his first name to Bernarr, and launched a crusade to become the guru ... Read full review

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Divided loyalties and mixed sentiments plagued the nation's premier city from the presidential campaign of 1860 to the fateful week of Appomattox and Abe Lincoln's assassination in 1865, McKay shows ... Read full review

Contents

Nudity Prudery and the Law
38
The Physical Culture Family
151
Macfadden and his five daughters
157
Copyright

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