The Eighth Wonder of the World: The True Story of André the Giant by Bertrand Hébert and Pat Laprade
Experience the fascinating story of André the Giant in this comprehensive biography written by renowned wrestling historian Bertrand Hébert, HBO's field producer for André the Giant, Pat Laprade and Tony Stabile.
Discovering truth in the legends of a larger-than-life individual like André the Giant may seem impossible, but who was the man behind the myth? With extensive research and exclusive interviews, The Eighth Wonder of the World delves deep into André's extraordinary wrestling career and the lasting influence he had on popular culture, including his iconic performance in The Princess Bride.
From his humble beginnings on a farm in France to his rise to international fame, André's story is one of determination and perseverance, despite battling a debilitating disorder that ultimately led to his untimely death at the age of 46.
This biography challenges common assumptions and sheds light on the remarkable achievements and challenges faced by this legendary figure, including his record-breaking size, strength, and ability to entertain both in and out of the ring. Get an inside look into the man behind the giant persona and uncover the truth about André the Giant.
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