Sisterhood of the Squared Circle: The History and Rise of Women's Wrestling by Pat Laprade
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
As a wrestling fan, the rising prominence of women's wrestling has been a welcome occurance, and this book lands at nearly the perfect time. A history of women's wrestling, mostly United States-based, this attempts to be as clear and direct about the personalities as possible.
The pros are how comprehensive the stories are about the important players, including people on the independent scene. The major con, however, is that the book is less about "the history and rise" of wrestling, but instead acts as a vehicle for capsule biographies of any important women involved. It becomes less a story about women's wrestling and more about "these are the people you should know from this era."
A better narrative makes this a five-star affair, but otherwise, a solid read.
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