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The Temple of Perfection


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Introduction, Illustrations, Chapter 1: The Pursuit of Arete, Chapter 2: The Rebirth of Vitruvian Man, Chapter 3: The Health of Nations, Chapter 4: The World's Strongest Man, Chapter 5: Pumping Iron, Chapter 6: Let's Get Physical, Chapter 7: Macho Man, Chapter 8: Consuming Fitness, Selected Bibliography, Index

About the Author

Eric Chaline has combined journalism, academic work and writing with sport and exercise, both as a practitioner and coach. He is the author of Simple Path to Yoga (2001) and Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History (2012). He lives in London.


"A grounded perspective on today's representations of the physical--from world-class soccer players to contestants on American Ninja Warriors."--Jeffrey Weeks, London South Bank University and author of The World We Have Won and The Languages of Sexuality "Choice"

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