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History of Physical Culture Library
Featuring fascinating Iron Men personalities throughout history from the early 1900's to the "Golden Era of Bodybuilding". Choose from hundreds of historical  books and articles from your favourite Iron Men, authors and writers transformed into user-friendly eBooks for your reading pleasure!
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Authors Index

A B C D E  F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Welcome to the History of Physical Culture Library.  Our aim is to collect, preserve and make readily available historical information regarding physical culture. This includes material detailing early training methods and profiles of the colourful personalities who were the PC pioneers.  You will also find Modern day articles presented by our Contributing Writers that feature training programmes and schedules. 

Added to this large body of work are the collected articles of one of the iron games most prolific writers, David Gentle and articles by our experienced and knowledgeable contributors.

Choose from a wide range of topics in our Library Catalogue (rt.) including the 'Latest Installments' of historical and modern reproductions, articles and books for your reading enjoyment.  Featured in our "Muscle Art' section are the 'visual delights' of "Sticks", our Art Director.  Photo Galleries have been randomly placed throughout the Author's Index and more will be added.  Watch for vintage adverts and clips of olde-time strongmen. 

Note:  Biographies of well known personalities can be found in the 'Authors Index'.  Look for the "Authors Profile" button to view.  See screenshot below. 

Library Guidelines

Navigation - Close eBook Correctly

eBooks open in a 'NEW' window to allow users to return to their previous location.  Avoid using the "Back to the Website" link found at the back of many eBooks.  Close the eBook using the "x" next to the book title at the top left corner of your screen.  This will allow you to return to your previous location in the Library.   See screenshot below:

Broken Links

Major renovations to our site Library increased the potential risk of encountering broken links.   Technical work was undertaken to verify links throughout the site to ensure web pages are working in their new environment.  If you happen to encounter a broken link, please drop me a line and I will amend it immediately.  You can reach me at drobert@davidgentle.com  Thank you for your patience. -Diane Robert, Site Administrator

Donations of Historical Reproductions

  If you wish to donate historical reproductions to our library, please contact our Site Administrator.  An acknowledgement will be published in the Library.  Thank you.

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