Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Tim Hornbaker’s Death of the Territories proves that wrestling history can be informative and entertaining, while still following traditional methods for documenting the story you’re telling (in layman’s terms, you can write a book backed by facts rather than just talking out of your ass). Hornbaker chronicles the various factors that saw wrestling’s popularity explode while simultaneously altering the status quo forever. It’s a tale of ambition, complacency, and miscues that can apply to any business today.