E. Lawrence Levy and Muscular Judaism, 1851-1932: Sport, Culture, and Assimilation in 19th-Century Britain (Together with "the Autobiography of an Athlete") (Hardback)
  • E. Lawrence Levy and Muscular Judaism, 1851-1932: Sport, Culture, and Assimilation in 19th-Century Britain (Together with "the Autobiography of an Athlete") (Hardback)

E. Lawrence Levy and Muscular Judaism, 1851-1932: Sport, Culture, and Assimilation in 19th-Century Britain (Together with "the Autobiography of an Athlete") (Hardback)

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This is an informative editing of Edward Lawrence Levy's (1851-1932) historical autobiography providing fascinating insight into his remarkable achievements. Levy is best known as a "strongman" who won amateur weightlifting championships in both British and international competitions. He was a judge at the 1896 Olympics in Athens, helped organize the gymnastics section of the 1908 Olympics in London, was a headmaster of a predominantly Jewish school in Birmingham, edited a weekly newspaper for a brewers' society, organized entertainments at the Midland Conservation Club, and wrote prolifically for newspapers on sport, theater, and music. Edward Lawrence Levy (1851-1932) is best known as a "strongman" who in 1891 won amateur weightlifting championships in both British and international competitions. He was a judge at the 1896 Olympics in Athens and helped organize the gymnastics section of the 1908 Olympics in London. Levy also was a headmaster of a predominantly Jewish school in Birmingham, edited a weekly newspaper for a brewers' society, organized entertainments at the Midland Conservation Club, and wrote prolifically for newspapers on sport, theater, and music. As a supporter of Lord Randolph Churchill, he worked on behalf of workingmen's Conservative clubs. He found time to present lively talks to diverse audiences (including teetotalers), write plays and librettos for opera and sing at his synagogue and for a local chorus. A prominent member of Birmingham's Jewish community, he was popular in the Christian community too. He was active in freemasonry, both his own Israel lodge and during summer holidays at Scarborough. He led wartime entertainments for hospitalized soldiers. E. Lawrence Levy published several books including his autobiography in 1913.

Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9781495502675

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