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Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Story [Kindle Edition]

Jake Tapper
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In every arena, Jesse Ventura puts a headlock on the competition--now he's turning the country on its ear.

How did an outrageous, outspoken, boa-wearing pro wrestler nab the title of Minnesota's governor in an overwhelming upset? This is the question the nation is asking--and Washington journalist Jake Tapper provides the fascinating answers. From Jesse Ventura's Navy SEAL days, to his infamous wrestling years, to his stunning political victory, read the story of the Body, a man who truly embodies the American Dream.
 
Get the real story on:
-His intense training to become an elite Navy SEAL and his experiences overseas during the Vietnam War
-His lengthy career in the pro wrestling field--from flamboyant pro wrestler to colorful commentator--including his feuds with Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon Jr.
-Ventura's acting stints, including a part in the film Predator
-How the Body mouthed his way to the top of shock radio
-His rise through the ranks of politics, from mayor to governor--and maybe beyond
-Ventura's political vision--what he sees for Minnesota and the country
-And Much, much more!
 
The Body Politic Will Never Be the Same
 
 
 


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 325 KB
  • Print Length: 266 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0312972024
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (22 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KUXS0DQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #414,294 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Post-Modern Populism and Grappler Politics 7 July 1999
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Jake Tapper has leveraged his unique insight into the mechanics of today's political process and produced an insightful, wry account of how an entertainer tapped the well-spring of populist rhetoric and rode a gusher of voter resentment to the Governor's mansion. As he details with deft clarity, celebrity in its own right has become a form of political capital in today's multi-media driven political process, where serious political dialogue competes with entertainment for voter attention. Tapper has provided a valuable commentary on media-driven political movements.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Post-Modern Populism and Grappler Politics 6 July 1999
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Jake Tapper has leveraged his unique insight into the mechanics of today's political process and produced an insightful, wry account of how an entertainer tapped the well-spring of populist rhetoric and rode a gusher of voter resentment to the Governor's mansion. As he details with deft clarity, celebrity in its own right has become a form of political capital in today's multi-media driven political process, where serious political dialogue competes with entertainment for voter attention. Tapper has provided a valuable commentary on media-driven political movements.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tapper is the Goldberg of wrestling biographers. 15 Jun 1999
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With a prose as gripping as a sleeper hold, Tapper offers an insight into the rise of the most fascintating figure to enter American politics since Frank Rizzo. Ventura may have his own book out, but it's as unbiased as Mean Gene Okerlund's reporting. Tapper's book is an objective account about a man at the center of wrestling's renaissance in the 1980's and politics' rebirth in the 1990's. I couldn't put this book down. Tapper is a rising literary talent. Is he the Norman Mailer of the 21st century?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tapper is Truly Terrific 14 May 1999
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This is an excellent read. Mr. Tapper has done a masterful job of piecing together an intriguing story about one of the most fascinating political characters of our day. Unlike Mr. Ventura's self promoting autobiography, this book provides an unbiased and refreshing view at the life and times of Mr. Ventura. I would highly recommend this book to all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tapper's Book a real Hoot 12 Jun 1999
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After reading this most excellent story (which everyone knows is REALLY about Hulk Hogan), I began to think to myself, "Hogan 2000 --- for President, nonetheless!"
Jesse Ventura is a psuedonym for "Hulk," as I've mentioned earlier, and I really think that Tapper does a great job of capturing that.
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