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Howard Hughes : the untold story
ISBN:
9780525937852

9780306813924
Publication:
New York : Dutton, [1996]
Physical Description:
viii, 482 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents:
Prologue: storming the fortress -- Crown prince -- Shadow of death -- The bartered bride -- Going Hollywood -- An affair to remember -- Applause -- Adrift -- Coming of age -- Cary and Kate -- Katharine the great -- Highway in the sky -- He's in the money -- The parade's gone by -- Way out west -- The blue prince -- Brainstorms -- The great escape -- The lone wolf -- Fall from grace -- Hide-and-seek -- Hollywood confidential -- September song -- Secret police -- Girls, girls, girls -- Tycoon -- Wedding bell blues -- Shotgun wedding -- Refuge -- The mask of sanity -- Orphan of the storm -- The captive -- Howardgate -- Evil under the sun -- Epilogue: legacy.
Summary:
Howard Hughes was one of the most amazing, intriguing and controversial figures of the twentieth century. Read of the secrecy of this complex man.
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Howard Hughes was one of the most amazing, intriguing, and controversial figures of the twentieth century. He was the billionaire head of a giant corporation, a genius inventor, an ace pilot, a matinee-idol-handsome playboy, a major movie maker who bedded a long list of Hollywood glamour queens, a sexual sultan with a harem of teenage consorts, a political insider with intimate ties to Watergate, a Las Vegas kingpin, and ultimately a bizarre recluse whose final years and shocking death were cloaked in macabre mystery. Now he is the subject of Martin Scorsese's biopic The Aviator. Few people have been able to penetrate the wall of secrecy that enshrouded this complex man. In this fascinating, revelation-packed biography, the full story of one of the most daring, enigmatic, and reclusive power brokers America has ever known is finally told.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

The eccentric magnate's love life and other secret doings. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

With at least eight biographies of Hughes still in print, folks may wonder how much more there is to tell about the enigmatic billionaire. Brown (Marilyn, Dutton, 1992) here focuses on his subject's personal life. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.