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Inhaltsangabe: With the simple power and astonishing candor that made his 1988 autobiography, The Ragman's Son, a number one international bestseller, Kirk Douglas now shares his quest for spirituality and Jewish identity -- and his heroic fight to overcome crippling injuries and a devastating stroke.
On February 13, 1991, at the age of seventy-four, Kirk Douglas, star of such major motion-picture classics as Champion, Spartacus, and Paths of Glory, was in a helicopter crash, in which two people died and he himself sustained severe back injuries. As he lay in the hospital recovering, he kept wondering: Why had two younger men died while he, who had already lived his life fully, survived?
The question drove this son of a Russian-Jewish ragman to a search for his roots and on a long journey of self-discovery -- a quest not only for the meaning of life and his own relationship with God, but for his own identity as a Jew. Through the study of the Bible, Kirk Douglas found a new spirituality and purpose. His newfound faith deeply enriched his relationship with his own children and taught him -- a man who had always been famously demanding and impatient -- to listen to others and, above all, to hear his own inner voice.
Told with warmth, wit, much humor, and deep passion, Climbing the Mountain is inspirational in the very best sense of the word.
Rezension: Born Issur Danielovich to a poor family in Amsterdam, New York, Kirk Douglas changed his name and identity, rocketing to fame as one of Hollywood's great macho actors. But in the 1990s, the eighth decade of his life, Douglas was transformed by a number of tragic incidents that forced him to heed the voice of little Issur that still resided within him. This frank, smoothly written autobiography, which somehow manages to be warmhearted, pompous, and moving all at the same time, picks up where The Ragman's Son, Douglas's earlier memoir, left off. In Climbing the Mountain the actor turned philosopher talks about the helicopter accident that killed two younger men while leaving him alive, the death of his friend Burt Lancaster, and the debilitating effects of a minor stroke. All of these incidents caused him to reevaluate his life, to acknowledge the voice and integrity of the Issur Danielovich he left behind, and to return to the Jewish faith. Climbing the Mountain is the book of a real survivor, a man walking the path of old age with dignity, thoughtfulness, and humor.
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dust Cover Missing. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0684847027I3N01
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0684847027I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster, nd (1997), c1997, 1997. 1st Edition, boards, fine w/dj, 269 pp w/index, B & W photographic illus., tall 8vo, 'My Search for Meaning'. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 68820
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster, New York, 1997. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. S2 - A first edition hardcover book SIGNED by author in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping and crease on the edges and corners, label on the front, some wrinkling and crease, light stains, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has remainder mark on the bottom page edges, some stains on the page edges, light discoloration and shelf wear. Told with warmth, wit, much humor, and deep passion, Climbing the Mountain is inpirational in the very best sense of the word. 9.5"x6.5", 269 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Signed by Author. Remainder. Buchnummer des Verkäufers EC41493BB
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1997. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Some B/W Photos (illustrator). First Edition. Signed by Kirk Douglas on free end page. Price clipped jacket. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 042322
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster, New York, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Signed by Douglas on the publisher's tipped-in page. A trace of edgewear to the bottom front panel. One of Hollywood's most honored stars tells the inspirational story of his search for spiritual meaning and identity, and his dramatic recovery from the obstacles life placed in his path. ; Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 20626
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York city, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. First printing. Flat-signed by author (no inscription). Light & dark grey paper boards with silver foil-stamped spine. AS NEW & UNREAD. Never fully opened (spine unbroken). Only flaw is a 1" rem mark at base of textblock otherwise both book and DJ are in Mint Cond. DJ is protected in Brodart cover. Price intact: $24.00. Photos avail upon request. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001273
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0684847027
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0684847027
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. BOLDLY SIGNED BY KIRK DOUGLAS on the front endpaper! Also inscribed and dated. A lovely true 1st printing in unread, gift quality condition. Expedited and international shipping are welcome. Signed by author. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 06167