Reminiscences of Britain’s Renaissance of Strength – Iron Game History – January, 1993

Like all history, iron game history is stories. The history here comes to us from strongman storyteller, Joe Assirati, one of the few extant eye witnesses to the most colorful epoch in the annals of British strengthdom. The closer to the fact-ness of the past event, the better and more authoritative the history. But truly objective history doesn’t exist. However stoutly pursued, there is, in history, always the alloy of the teller’s perception, prejudice, and predisposition: in short, his personality. And without this aura of personality, there would be no joy in stories and their telling, and (to come full circle) without stories and their telling, there would be precious little history. In short, the best of iron game history is stories.