Mr. America: how muscular millionaire Bernarr Macfadden transformed the nation through sex, salad, and the ultimate starvation diet

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c2009.
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“A remarkable story. . . . It is to Mark Adams’s great credit that, in Mr. America, he has rescued from obscurity a man whose influence is still felt in this country more than a century after he muscled his way onto the national scene.” —Wall Street Journal

“Hilarious. . . . Delightful. . . . If Macfadden hadn’t existed, we would have had to invent him.” —Washington Post

Mr. America is the fascinating true story of Bernarr Macfadden, a self-made millionaire and founding father of bodybuilding, alternative medicine, and tabloid culture. Madfadden’s impact on popular American culture is everywhere, from yoga to raw food diets to US Weekly, and Mr. America vividly brings to life this charismatic and intriguing character.

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subject_facet Bodybuilding -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Health attitudes -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Health reformers -- United States -- Biography, Millionaires -- United States -- Biography, Periodicals -- Publishing -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Physical education and training -- United States -- Biography, Physical fitness -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Publishers and publishing -- United States -- Biography
title_display Mr. America : how muscular millionaire Bernarr Macfadden transformed the nation through sex, salad, and the ultimate starvation diet
title_full Mr. America : how muscular millionaire Bernarr Macfadden transformed the nation through sex, salad, and the ultimate starvation diet / Mark Adams
title_short Mr. America :
title_sub how muscular millionaire Bernarr Macfadden transformed the nation through sex, salad, and the ultimate starvation diet