♥ Book Title : Howard Hughes: His Life and Madness
☯ Full Synopsis : "The life that inspired the major motion picture The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese. Howard Hughes has always fascinated the public with his mixture of secrecy, dashing lifestyle, and reclusiveness. This is the book that breaks through the image to get at the man. Originally published under the title Empire: The Life, Legend, and Madness of Howard Hughes."Article| Donald L. Barlett, James B. Steele| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Empire
☯ Full Synopsis : "Penetrating the mythology surrounding the bizarre life of the billionaire businessman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative team portrays Howard Hughes as a man who, in time, came to be ruled by his madness"Article| Donald L. Barlett, James B. Steele| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Howard Hughes
☯ Full Synopsis : "Howard Hughes was America's first billionaire, a very secretive mogul whose collective scandals could never be published in his lifetime. Now, complied and written by the author of the senstational recent biographies of Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, comes a stormingly good read, loaded with never-before-published information. Compelling reading for social historians, movie fans and anyone who's ever been intrigued by American capitalism."Article| Darwin Porter| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Howard Hughes: The Secret Life
☯ Full Synopsis : "His wealth was legendary. His passions were bizarre. Now, the truth about the money, the madness, and the man behind the enigma. Howard Hughes is one of the best known and least understood men of our times--famed for his wealth, his daring, and his descent into madness. Bestselling biographer Charles Higham goes beyond the enigma to reveal the incredible private life of Howard Hughes: * his romances with the great stars of Hollywood--Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Cary Grant, Tyrone Power, and numerous others * his forays into sadomasochism * his involvement with Richard Nixon and Watergate * his bizarre final years This is a compelling portrait of a unique American figure--in a story as revealing as it is unforgettable."Article| Charles Higham| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Next to Hughes
☯ Full Synopsis : "Howard Hughes's right-hand man reveals how he helped the enigmatic billionaire break the mafia's stranglehold on Las Vegas and arrange the covert relationship between the CIA and mob that led to the Bay of Pigs invasion. Reprint."Article| Robert Maheu, Richard Hack| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Hughes The Private Diaries, Memons and Letters
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Richard Hack| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Howard Hughes
☯ Full Synopsis : "Drawing on thousands of obscure documents, including secret FBI reports and court documents, and new interviews, a detailed biography explores Hughes's love affairs, his relationship to his mother, and his complicated life. Reprint."Article| Peter H. Brown| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Howard Hughes
☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| James B. Steele, Donald L. Bartlett| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes
☯ Full Synopsis : "...well documented and researched...Boxes is definitely a fascinating read and a must read for anyone who is at all curious about Howard Hughes’ life. brThis second edition of Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes continues the history-changing story of Eva McLelland and her reclusive life married to a mystery man she discovered was Howard Hughes.br Eva McLelland kept her secret for thirty-one stressful years as she lived a nomadic existence with a man who refused to unpack his belongings for fear he would be discovered and have to flee. Only her husband’s death finally released her to tell the story that had been burning inside her for decades."Article| Douglas Wellman, Mark Musick| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Howard Hughes: the Las Vegas Years
☯ Full Synopsis : "Many people know about Howard Hughes, America’s first billionaire. He was an aviation engineer, an Oscar-winning motion picture producer and director, and a hotel and casino owner in Las Vegas and Reno, with seven establishments. He built the biggest airplane in the world at the time—known as the Spruce Goose—and the Glormar Explorer supership for the CIA. He owned RKO Motion Picture Studios in Hollywood, as well as tens of thousands of acres in California, Nevada, and Texas. Fewer people, however, know the Howard Hughes of the neon world of Las Vegas in the 1970s. Reclusive and eccentric, Hughes spent his later years surrounded by Mormon aides who insulated him from outsiders. This collection of biographical anecdotes includes stories of the power players of the time—celebrities, famous actresses, and the Las Vegas Mafia—as well as tales of Hughes’s bevy of less-well-known ladies. Told by an insider who knew Hughes in that era, these stories reveal new aspects of an American icon, set against the background of Sin City, the town he loved so much. “John has captured a fascinating era here; I know ... I was there.” —Alvin Zuckert, Emmy-award winning television director “John’s book caused me to relive an exciting and wonderful time in my life. There were sides of Hughes you never knew existed ... until now!” —Ted West, engineer for Hughes Television, KLAS-TV and FOX-TV, Las Vegas, Nevada “No crapshoot here; John’s got an absolute winner.” —Gary Marlow, technical director for Hughes Television, KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, Nevada"Article| John Harris Sheridan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Betrayal of the American Dream
☯ Full Synopsis : "A New York Times bestseller America’s unique prosperity is based on its creation of a middle class. In the twentieth century, that middle class provided the workforce, the educated skills, and the demand that gave life to the world’s greatest consumer economy. It was innovative and dynamic; it eclipsed old imperial systems and colonial archetypes. It gave rise to a dream: that if you worked hard and followed the rules you would prosper in America, and your children would enjoy a better life than yours. The American dream was the lure to gifted immigrants and the birthright opportunity for every American citizen. It is as important a part of the history of the country as the passing of the Bill of Rights, the outcome of the battle of Gettysburg, or the space program. Incredibly, however, for more than thirty years, government and big business in America have conspired to roll back the American dream. What was once accessible to a wide swath of the population is increasingly open only to a privileged few. The story of how the American middle class has been systematically impoverished and its prospects thwarted in favor of a new ruling elite is at the heart of this extraordinarily timely and revealing book, whose devastating findings from two of the finest investigative reporters in the country will leave you astonished and angry."Article| Donald L. Barlett, James B. Steele| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Hughes After Howard
☯ Full Synopsis : "People everywhere have heard of the eccentric Howard Hughes, but few know that in 1953 he virtually disappeared from the company he had begun in 1932. Under new, creative, and inspired management, Hughes Aircraft Company became the leading military electronics organization in the world and rose to 85,000 employees. Some called it a national treasure. In this new 496-page book, Hughes Aircraft Company's past president Ken Richardson shows how this was done. Collaborating with over 60 past employees, Ken has compiled this remarkable piece of American aviation history. Learn about many complex products in all fields of electronics crafted by this highly motivated, inventive team."Article| D. Kenneth Richardson| Statement ..."