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Mr. America by Mark Adams [Harper, $25]

Bernarr Macfadden was a bodybuilding, health-fad-promoting, self-help guru who thought abstaining from food could cure almost any disease. With such a great eccentric as his subject, Mark Adams shrewdly gets out of the way (and gives Macfadden's extreme weight-loss regimens a try). Timothy Hodler


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