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American Shaolin

Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch : An Odyssey in the New China
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Bill Bryson meets Bruce Lee in this raucously funny story of one scrawny American’s quest to become a kung fu master at China’s legendary Shaolin Temple.

Growing up a ninety-pound weakling tormented by bullies in the schoolyards of Kansas, young Matthew Polly dreamed of one day journeying to the Shaolin Temple in China to…

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