on 4 May 2013
Alexander Zass was a fascinating person. By any measure he was a renaissance man who lived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. While he is best remembered as a strongman he lived a very adventurous and exciting life and in the process mastered many life skills. He was a strongman, animal trainer, circus performer, physical trainer,intelligence agent and the "father of modern isometrics" - an early day James Bond.
This is a great book that gives a full account of his very exciting life and some great ideas and methods to increase your own personal strength.
As a long time student of old time strong men I found this to be a good tale. However, there are a number of inconsistencies in the narrative. I could not figure out who really wrote this book. I also did not like the layout and felt that the book to be grossly overpriced. If you want to know about "The Amazing Samson" I suggest you read Alexander Zass autobiography of that name with a forward by W A Pullum, originally published in 1925 which I note has now been reprinted.