This is an excellent, though admittedly light, read. If you have any interest in history, wrestling(non-WWE style), or even the early 20th century you're sure to enjoy this book. I read it in one go years back and am know reading it again. If you're one of those people like me who practice one or more forms of grappling such as BJJ, Judo, Submission Wrestling, et al, you'll be entertained and impressed by the now largely, forgotten giants of yesterday. If you're not a grappler you'll want to be after reading this book. It's a great read, not exactly Quantum Theory, but well worth the time for the history it describes alone.