New books on early MMA (and BJJ) history (Portuguese now, English soon?)
If anyone can read Portuguese, or is friends with someone who likes to translate for them from Portuguese into their native language (hah), then you might want to check out these new books on the history of MMA in Brazil from 1845-1934 by Elton Silva and Eduardo Corrêa.
They are called "Muito Antes do MMA" and are available on Amazon in Kindle format.
I spoke with one of the co-authors, and he told me that they plan to use proceeds from the Portuguese edition to fund an English translation. I can't read Portuguese, so I can't vouch for the books at the moment. I welcome anyone's assessment of them!
If you like reading BJJ history like me, you know it's tough to find reliable English sources. I hope supporting books like this will make a difference. Thanks for your time.