Rising up from humble origins The Strongest Man in the World: The Legend of Louis Cyr, by Lucie Papineau, chronicles the amazing true story of Cyprien-Noé Cyr from his hardworking boyhood as the oldest of seventeen children through his transformation from lumberjack to professional weight lifter and world-class champion. Caroline Hammel’s charmingly offbeat characterizations perfectly capture Cyr’s mix of Victorian Era immigrant and circus strongman, and a bonus dust jacket doubles as a poster complete with timeline and photographs.
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