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In every arena, Jesse Ventura puts a headlock on the competition--now he's turning the country on its ear.

How did an outrageous, outspoken, boa-wearing pro wrestler nab the title of Minnesota's governor in an overwhelming upset? This is the question the nation is asking--and Washington journalist Jake Tapper provides the fascinating answers in Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura
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ebook, 249 pages
Published July 22nd 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 1999)
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Brandon LaChance
I like the fact that the book is blunt and writes about Ventura's accomplishments, his favorable characteristics and also states his flaws. We are all human beings and have something about us not so favaorable. Instead of making Ventura out as the greatest man alive, like so many biographies or autobiographies do, this one made him a real human.

However, the writing style was kind of slow and boring.
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CNN anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper joined the network in January 2013. The Lead with Jake Tapper, his one-hour weekday program, debuted in March 2013. Tapper was named host of the network's Sunday morning show, State of the Union, in June 2015. Tapper has been a widely respected reporter in the nation's capital for more than 14 years. His most recent book, The Outpost: An U ...more

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