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Welcome to Physical Culture Books! Here you will find a growing assortment of classic (restored and republished) books and manuals that hearken back to the days when virtues such as strength, honor, and hard work were held in high esteem. You won't find books here that give "shortcuts to 20 inch arms in 20 days." You will find good honest and time-tested wisdom from the days when physical culture meant training the whole person to be strong, spiritually, mentally, and physically, and not by cheating using steroids.
You will find books that hearken back to the glory days of physical culture, the days of such great men as Saxon, Sandow, Hackenschmidt, Calvert, and Jowett. We also have some books on developing a positive mental focus, good books that will give you the tools to help you achieve your goals in life, no matter what they are.
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Earle E. Liederman Books - vintage strongman antique bodybuilding oldtime strength grip york barbell dumbell old school weight training

(2 of his smaller booklets put together)

The Earle Liederman books and booklets are truly great and an excellent value for the price. Liederman's legacy gets short changed or is forgotten by most. He was one of the biggest names of his era. He is now very under-rated but is one of the best muscle writers ever! Some of the most famous iron game figures are actually terrible writers, but Liederman is the opposite. He is always an interesting and easy read. You may even feel a little sad when the book ends! Surprise yourself and discover the greatness of Liederman!