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Inhaltsangabe: Whether he was courting public attention in the roles of aviator, playboy and entrepreneur, or shunning it as a recluse, Howard Hughes commanded headlines throughout his career. Yet the image of his life, his power and his business empire that caught the public imagination was almost completely false. Hughes s fortune actually came from his father s tool company and, later, from the Hughes Aircraft Company, yet these flourished simply because Hughes was prevented from interfering in their workings. In fact, Hughes was a disastrous businessman - no company under his control ever built a successful aircraft, he nearly destroyed TWA and completely destroyed a major film studio, and even his gambling empire in Las Vegas was crippled by corruption. His personal life was even more disastrous - he feared, rightly, that he was mad and spent most of his fortune and the last 18 years of his life trying to prevent anyone finding out. He spent his time naked, eating little, addicted to drugs and tranquillisers, a physical wreck, and died surrounded by men who nurtured his madness for their own ends.
Inhaltsangabe: Howard Hughes lived one of the greatest, most heroic, misunderstood, mysterious, bizarre, and tragic lives in American history. In this brilliantly documented biography, the mythology that surrounded that life is disentangled from the truth. Hughes had always been different. Certainly his riches set him apart, but he was also tough. Orphaned and a millionaire at eighteen, Hughes repudiated his relatives, seized control of the Hughes Tool Company, the linchpin of his fortune, and went on to become a flamboyant movie producer, holder of many world aviation records, principal owner of Trans World Airlines, a critically important defense contractor, Hollywood's most pursued and elusive bachelor, and partner of the United States government. This is an epic biography of an epic figure who bestrode the world like a colossus yet could not master himself.
Titel: Empire: The Life, Legend, and Madness of ...
Verlag: W. W. Norton & Company
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Buchbeschreibung WW Norton & Co, New York, 1979. Soft Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st Paperback Edition. Paperback Empire. Contents: Preface. Acknowledgements. Prologue: Death In mexico. The Early Years. Hollywood. Hero. The War Years. The Senate Investigation. Movies, Missiles, and Communists. Revolt at Culver City. Seeds of Disaster. Breakdwon. Retreat. A New Career. Lord of the Desert. Out of Control. The $90-Million Mistake. The Billion-Dollar Deal. The Hijacking of Air West. Gold Fever. Turning Point. The Political Connection. Life in Exile. Watergate. Hughesgate. The Cia's Best-Kept Secret. The Last Year. The Fight for the Fortune. Epilogue: A Summing Up. Chronology. Appendices. Sources. Notes. Index. Illustrated. 687 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, Reference books ,and all types of Academic Literature.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo. Paperback. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 095399
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