10 Fencing Events
Napoleon fenced. So did Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Grace Kelly, and President Truman, who would cross swords with his daughter, Margaret, when she came home from school. Lincoln was a canny dueler. Igantius Loyala challenged a man to a duel for denying Christ’s divinity (and won). Less successful, but no less enthusiastic, was Mussolini, who would tell his wife he was “off to get spaghetti,” their code to avoid alarming the children. By the Sword is an epic history of sword fighting—a science, an art, and, for many, a religion that began at the dawn of civilization in ancient Egypt and has been an obsession for mankind ever since. With wit and insight, Richard Cohen gives us an engrossing history of the world via the sword.
With a new Preface by the author
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Will you be counted out? Can you pin down the answer before that fateful 10 count sounds? Or will you be left out? There is only one way to discover just who is the champ, who really knows sports entertainment. Ten little questions to prove if you really know everything about the events and championships that have raised the rafters in arenas across the globe and carved a place in the history of WWE for the Superstars who dared to step into the ring.
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