Lord Carlton: Wrestler, Artist, My Father

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From the author of Bluegrass Brawlers: The Story of Professional Wrestling in Louisville and the woman who co-founded Kranken Welpen, the world's only heavy metal polka band, comes the story of a budding young athlete who went from sailor to royalty to artist by way of the wrestling ring. Lord Leslie Carlton: Wrestler, Artist, My Father tells the story of Leo Whippern, a promising young artist from California who became one of the top stars of the golden age of wrestling. Whippern made a name for himself during the 1940s as Sailor Tug Carlson, but when he realized he was just another strapping young war veteran in black trunks, he traded in his sailor's cap for a monocle. Inspired by Lord Lansdowne, the same man whose gimmick inspired Gorgeous George, Whippern transformed himself into the British heel Lord Leslie Carlton. His new heel persona made him a rich man as he created drama in and out of the ring, but his family life after wrestling proved to be even wilder than any wrestling storyline. Lord Leslie Carlton's tale is a story of triumph and heartbreak. It's the story of a stellar athlete and a talented artist, an eclectic migrant family, a tragic murder, a vengeful wife, and the daughter who somehow found the God her father never believed in.

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K.K. Carlton-Fluegeman is the daughter of Leo Whippern, better known to the wrestling world as Lord Leslie Carlton. She curates a huge collection of photos, robes, art work, and other memorabilia from her father’s life, things she hid from and saved from her mother after Lord Carlton’s passing. She currently lives a rock and roll version of Green Acres on a farm with her husband Professor Slaughter, where they ride horses, enjoy the outdoors, and write heavy metal polka music for their band, Kranken Welpen. You can find them on iTunes and Facebook. John Cosper is an author, wrestling historian, and blogger. His previous books on wrestling include Bluegrass Brawlers: The Story of Professional Wrestling in Louisville; Eat Sleep Wrestle; and I Probably Screwed You Too: The Mostly True Stories of Kenny “Starmaker” Bolin. He’s also the producer of a Golden Age wrestling program now airing on the INC channel on Roku. He lives in Indiana with his wife and two kids. Read his blog at eatsleepwrestle.com

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