Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors Volume II – Review By Jim Bryan
Nine and one half years of research, literally hundreds of interviews, one of the most thoroughly researched books on the Iron Game History. This is Vol. II of “Muscle, Smoke, & Mirrors.” Vol. I set the standard and Randy has hit this one out of the park! History, back stories, conflicts, supplements, Arthur Jones, Ben and Joe Weider, Bob Hoffman, Vince Gironda and a host of very important people of the 60’s and 70’s. Who won what Contest and why? The Birth of P.E.D’s and the controversy they continue today. What it was like in Lake Helen at early Nautilus. Who was there vs. who says they were there. How the early Body Building Organizations got their start and who started them. The Politics, the head games, the ego, and the shakers and makers. Randy has done a monumental job! If you care anything about the “Iron Game” you should get this book, it’s value will continue to grow.