The Amazing Samson

Alexander Zass.


Looks great.

Alexander Zass' The Amazing Samson is another of the superb resources noted in Gymchat 237, with Logan Christopher and Josh Hewett. And as with the 'Görner the Mighty' book we noted at the time, I haven't read it for many, many years. Certainly keen to dive in this time around.

The book details Zass' life and feats, both in training and in his various performances. Fantastic.


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