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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

Randy Roach is getting the 3rd volume under way. He has provided a link to receive a free 10-page prologue:

theworldofmuscle.com/prologue/?utm_source=Contacts&utm_campaign=99aaca958f-PSC&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f17e66d8f0-99aaca958f-179040569

If the link doesn't come through I'll ask for the script to copy and paste.
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noone

New York, USA

Can't wait. loved the other 2.
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Rikus

Me too...really can't wait. It's going to be a short one with the volume 3 divided up into smaller books.....bit I still want it. The others were fantastic.
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

From Randy Roach:

We are pleased to announce the continuation of Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors with the release of Volume III, Book 1. As promised last year, Volume III of this very large book project will unfold in roughly four smaller books. Our first publication,?The Comebacks?, delves into an in depth analysis of the 1980 and 1981 Mr. Olympia contests. These two events marked the comebacks of both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Franco Columbu after five year layoffs that resulted in two of the most controversial Mr. Olympias ever contested.

It was the height of the sport of competitive bodybuilding when these two physique icons chose to once again engage in competition. Did Arnold and Franco disrupt bodybuilding?s best shot at public acceptability? In researching ?The Combacks?, much more detail was uncovered surrounding these two contests from those close to the events and who have never spoken publicly before. We hope you enjoy a new look at a critical time in the evolution of the sport of bodybuilding.

You can grab this "light read" of 208 pages from my website (MuscleSmokeandMirrors.com)
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

Some thoughts after reading the book:

Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors
Volume III ? Book I
The Comebacks

If you think government conspiracies are hogwash brainchilds of those with too much time on their hands and wild imaginations, or perhaps exaggerations of a cover-up that never needed to be hidden in the first place, one merely has to look into the world of bodybuilding to know that fact can be stranger than fiction. The number and degree of political scandals and schemes concealing the Weider Empire and its ?athletes? give testament that if such utter chaos and backstabbing can occur within such a small underground cult, then there must be secret forces lingering behind the Kennedy assassination, government (HAARP) control of the weather, and animal mutations on Plum Island.

Randy Roach is the quintessential investigator into the dark, bizarre and fascinating realm of physique training and competition, and his work over the course of the Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors anthology has left me up many a night not wanting to put the books down. His latest effort brings the bigger-than-life soap opera to a new level of appreciation, since although I?ve read bits and pieces of controversy surrounding the comebacks of Arnold and Franco, never have I read with such interest and zeal as with this book.

Arnold certainly is both iconic and of a different ilk, achieving success through manipulation and charismatic mind-games as much as good business sense (it can be argued they are one in the same to some degree), and it would not come as a surprise that he weaseled his way to a 7th Mr. Olympia crown in 1980, and later had some influence in garnering a win for his buddy Franco in 1981. Nonetheless, it is difficult not to think ?wow,? ?huh,? and ?holy smokes (and mirrors)? when reading the detailed account of how all the political pieces fit together to shift opinion beyond mere speculation and evidence and into the territory of PROOF. And it would be difficult to argue ?reasonable doubt? in Arnold or Franco's favor after reading this book.

Mr. Roach had fully intended to make Volume III as one full-length tome of various aspects covering physical culture from 1980 to present, but was capable of appropriating nearly 200-pages just on the very subject of the comeback scandals. Consequently, the immense amount of work it must have taken to achieve the level of detail certainly encouraged and demanded its own book on the subject.

More importantly, Mr. Roach did so in a captivating manner that brought intrigue to the tables as though it were a detective novel uncovering facts that I suspect most of us did not know ? information based on first-hand accounts of individuals and associates involved in the contests? promotion, photographers, magazine writers, Mr. Olympia competitors, et. al. In effect, what this book discloses are the comments, reports and facets kept out of the magazines and media ? the stuff that makes fact stranger than fiction. Excellent work and I cannot wait for the remaining books of Volume III to come to life.
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

If you think government conspiracies are hogwash brainchilds of those with too much time on their hands and wild imaginations, or perhaps exaggerations of a cover-up that never needed to be hidden in the first place, one merely has to look into the world of bodybuilding to know that fact can be stranger than fiction. The number and degree of political scandals and schemes concealing the Weider Empire and its ?athletes? give testament that if such utter chaos and backstabbing can occur within such a small underground cult, then there must be secret forces lingering behind the Kennedy assassination, government (HAARP) control of the weather, and animal mutations on Plum Island.

==Scott==
Yes, Randys stuff is great and I'd love to read this new volume of Weider crap that staggers the imagination but then again at this point in life knowing that it wasn't a lone Gunman and that there is so much BS our government and the like perpetrates on us I don't know if it's a good idea for me to read anymore truths to how really rotten everything is. That's why at times I've turned off the news and started watching old black and white TV shows like The Rifleman. Good guy gets the bad guy. No cover ups, no BS..... but then again, I suppose I gotta get a copy of this book anyway, ha ha.
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backtrack

For those interested in conspiracy theories David Icke is an interesting character and a fair bit of what he predicted has come true. I think his PROBLEM, REACTION, SOLUTION theory is well on the mark. Conspiracy theories more than likely are true or partly true because a successful criminal has to be anonymous.

I'm still in two minds as to whether or not I should purchase this book. It's just like Greg Valentino said steroids are as American as Applie pie and cream and Arnold has clearly had to step on a few toes to get to where he's got. If people aren't aware of this they're clearly deluded. As a teen I used to view bodybuilders as an extreme example of fitness, good health and masculinity, but it's just not true.
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

Dan_The_man wrote:
For those interested in conspiracy theories David Icke is an interesting character and a fair bit of what he predicted has come true. I think his PROBLEM, REACTION, SOLUTION theory is well on the mark. Conspiracy theories more than likely are true or partly true because a successful criminal has to be anonymous.

I'm still in two minds as to whether or not I should purchase this book. It's just like Greg Valentino said steroids are as American as Applie pie and cream and Arnold has clearly had to step on a few toes to get to where he's got. If people aren't aware of this they're clearly deluded. As a teen I used to view bodybuilders as an extreme example of fitness, good health and masculinity, but it's just not true.


==Scott==
Get the book, Randys stuff is great reading. Short of old timers like Ellington on old magazines being the examples of healthy fitness that myth came clear long ago. Once these guys get to magazine coverage the connection between health and fitness has evaporated for 95% of those guys.It's great fun to look at the monsters in magazines and contests if one can keep in mind that most likely you are never going to look anything like that no matter what you do but that doesn't mean you can't improve yourself considerably. I've had my day of walking around in tight shirts or no shirt to show off my muscles but as much as I've always wanted giant arms and the like now days when I'm out in public and I see some guy strutting around with sleeves cut off and huge arms popping out it just sort of shouts, what a show off goof.
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hit4me

Florida, USA

received volume 1 and 2 last week and read thru volume 1.....excellent read, can't wait to read volume 2

love the parts about nutrition, especially how important protein and fats and not processed carbs
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HDLou

hit4me wrote:
received volume 1 and 2 last week and read thru volume 1.....excellent read, can't wait to read volume 2

love the parts about nutrition, especially how important protein and fats and not processed carbs


Where did u get Volume 1 & 2? I just purchased Volume 3 on Randy's site and it was showing the other volumes as out of stock.
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

Anywhere else you would buy a book... Amazon.
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hit4me

Florida, USA

HDLou wrote:
hit4me wrote:
received volume 1 and 2 last week and read thru volume 1.....excellent read, can't wait to read volume 2

love the parts about nutrition, especially how important protein and fats and not processed carbs

Where did u get Volume 1 & 2? I just purchased Volume 3 on Randy's site and it was showing the other volumes as out of stock.


amazon

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