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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.
Review: Though he rose to fame after a record-setting flight around the world and the construction of an unprecedented fleet of airplanes, aerospace industry icon Howard Hughes wasted millions of dollars in production, swindled taxpayers through self-serving philanthropy projects and regularly lied to stockholders. In his spare time he worked for Joe McCarthy, was an avid supporter of segregation and nearly destroyed himself through drugs. In this biography of Hughes, authors David Barlett and James Steele reveal the dark, often unlawful, existence that can accompany an American success story.
Titel: Empire: The Life, Legend, and Madness of ...
Verlag: W. W. Norton & Company
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Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Acceptable. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0KVBKE0049P5
Buchbeschreibung Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0393000257I5N00
Buchbeschreibung W. W. Norton & Company, 1981. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Fine. No Jacket. 0393000257 A very nice book from private collection. Clean, tight, square copy with only light used wear. A very nice copy over all. NOT Ex-Library. NOT Remainder. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 033921
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
Buchbeschreibung Norton & Company New York, 1979. weicher Einband. . Kl4°. Broschur, 687 S. * englisch, sehr guter Zustand (K94). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 21163
Buchbeschreibung W. W. Norton & Company, 1981. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020393000257
Buchbeschreibung W. W. Norton & Company, 1981. Paperback. Buchzustand: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P010393000257
Buchbeschreibung W. W. Norton & Company. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Fine. 0393000257 Like New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LN6.0184975
Buchbeschreibung W. W. Norton & Company, 1981. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110393000257
Buchbeschreibung W. W. Norton & Company, 1981. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0393000257