Or head down to your local retailer & pick one up:
Valle’s Italian Rebel 1636 Winchester Memphis
Shangri-La Records, 1916 Madison Ave., Memphis
Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 376 Perkins Ext., Memphis
Sun Studios, 706 Union Ave., Memphis
Tater Reds, 153 Beale Street, Memphis
Burke’s Books, 936 South Cooper, Memphis
Rock ‘N’ Soul Museum, 191 Beale Street, Memphis
Borders Books, 4552 Poplar, Memphis
Goner Records Cooper-Young, Memphis TN
Old Millington Winery 6748 Old Millington Rd., Millington TN
Hooked on Books, 747 W. Poplar Collierville TN
The Great Escape 5400 Charlotte Ave. West Nashville, TN
Len Rossi’s Health Food & Care Center 1605 Franklin Rd. Brentwood, TN (Get Mr. Rossi to autograph your copy when you buy it!)
Downtown Books, 515 Franklin Street, Corinth MS
Spice of Life Books, 1801 South Harper Rd., Corinth MS
Reed’s Books, 129 W. Main St., Tupelo MS
Lemuria Books, 4465 I-55 N # 202, Jackson MS
Square Books, 160 Courthouse Square, Oxford MS
That Bookstore, 316 W. Main St., Blytheville AR
Sundog Books, 89 Central Square, Seaside FL
... and of course you can always find Sputnik on Amazon.com.
Watch our commercial (just 45 seconds or so) on YouTube and get a sneak peak of what’s inside the book!
The reviews are in! Check ‘em out…
Bob Mehr in Memphis’ Commercial Appeal
Wrestling ruled: New book links Memphis grapplers, music and culture
“Sputnik, Masked Men and Midgets” is a testament to one of the enduring traditions of Memphis pop culture, but Hall simply hopes the book is as entertaining for people to go through as it was for him put together. “I want people to feel the same thing,” says Hall, “to get that same charge that I did when I would first find these pictures and clippings. Hopefully it’ll be a fun, weird, enjoyable read for everyone.”
John Branston in Memphis’ The Memphis Flyer
The King of Memphis Wrestling Books
Ron Hall’s new book Sputnik, Masked Men, and Midgets: The Early Days of Memphis Wrestling, is one of the best collections of black and white sports photos I’ve ever seen and a hell of a lot of fun.
Michael Finger in Memphis’ The Memphis Flyer Best of Memphis 2009
Best Local History Book of 2009 AND Best History Book Title of All Time. In Sputnik, Masked Men, and Midgets, Ron Hall has produced a photo album that documents the early days of Memphis wrestling, when men like Sputnik Monroe and Jackie Fargo were the rock stars of their day. Packed with wonderful images, it even includes a CD of songs performed by famous wrestlers from the 1960s. Well done, Mr. Hall.
Mike Mooneyham in The (Charleston) Post and Courier
Book Chronicles Memphis Mat Memories
Author Ron Hall and editor Sherman Willmott have done a terrific job putting together an attractive, coffee table-style volume that contains nearly 400 nostalgic black-and-white images from a bygone age in wrestling history in one of wrestling’s most enduring cities.
Mark Satrang in Pro Wrestling Examiner
‘Sputnik, Masked Men, and Midgets’ is a fun Memphis wrestling tour
Overall the book is just a fun piece of pure nostalgia for those who knew and remembered that time and place. And for other wrestling fans it is quick history lesson told through images that paint a vivid picture of a wrestling era from days gone by.
Bob Pomeroy on geminispacecraft.com
Thumbing through the wonders contained within the pages of Sputnik, one has to ask whether any greater collection of early wrestling photos, promo shots, clippings, wrestling cards, and records–actually, Sputnik comes with a CD of classics like Sputnik Monroe’s “Sputnik Hires a Band” and Jackie Fargo’s “Champ of Champs”–has ever been compiled.
Paul Ryburn on paulryburn.com
Definitely a book worth having if you’re into the rich history of Memphis wrestling.
Gary Saunders on dixiedining.com
The pictures are a treat and the accompanying bonus CD is a hoot.
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