♥ 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 : 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 : 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 ..."
♥ Book Title : Elon Musk
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Nous sommes en train de changer le monde, de changer l'histoire, et vous en êtes ou pas." Elon Musk Elon Musk fait partie de ceux qui changent les règles du jeu. Largement considéré comme le plus grand industriel du moment, il porte l'innovation à des niveaux rarement atteints - au point d'avoir servi de modèle pour Tony Stark, alias Iron man. A 46 ans, il a monté en quelques années une entreprise, Tesla, qui révolutionne l'industrie automobile, une autre, SpaceX, qui concurrence Arianespace. Il a auparavant bouleversé le marché des paiements avec PayPal. Son objectif ultime : coloniser Mars. Avec cette édition enrichie, Ashlee Vance nous conduit toujours au plus près d'Elon Musk et de son talent. Il montre toute l'intensité de cet homme, son génie tumultueux, sa folle exigence envers lui-même et ses équipes, depuis son enfance agitée en Afrique du Sud jusqu'à ses incroyables innovations techniques et réussites entrepreneuriales. A travers ce portrait d'un des titans de la Silicon Valley, ce livre met au jour les mutations rapides et inéluctables de nos modèles industriels. Car ce ne sont plus seulement des réseaux sociaux ou des messages en 140 signes qui sont proposés par cette nouvelle économie, mais des voitures, des trains, des fusées. Visionnaire ? Mégalomane ? Elon Musk dessine en tout cas les contours du XXIe siècle. "Un livre indispensable pour comprendre ce qui fait courir l'homme le plus audacieux du monde." Laurent Guez, Les Echos week-end "Un livre intelligent, habile, d'une savoureuse minutie." Dwight Garner, The New York Times"Article| Ashlee Vance| 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 : Howard Hughes: The Mysterious Billionaire
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♥ 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 : Dead Celebrities, Living Icons
☯ Full Synopsis : "This in-depth series of literary portraits studies celebrities who died in famous and tragic ways--ways that still resonate as archetypal death scenarios in present day. * 13 essays on specific celebrities, each of which is a mini-biography"Article| John David Ebert| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Hope in the Age of Anxiety
☯ Full Synopsis : "Economic collapse, poverty, disease, natural disasters, the constant threat of community unrest and international terrorism--a quick look at any newspaper is enough to cause almost anyone to feel trapped and desperate. Yet the recent election also revealed a growing search for hope spreading through society. In the timely Hope in the Age of Anxiety, Anthony Scioli and Henry Biller illuminate the nature of hope and offer a multitude of techniques designed to improve the lives of individuals, and bring more light into the world. In this fascinating and humane book, Scioli and Biller reveal the ways in which human beings acquire and make use of hope. Hope in the Age of Anxiety is meant to be a definitive guide. The evolutionary, biological, and cultural roots of hope are covered along with the seven kinds of hope found in the world's religions. Just as vital, the book provides many personal tools for addressing the major challenges of the human condition: fear, loss, illness, and death. Some of the key areas illuminated in Hope in the Age of Anxiety: How do you build and sustain hope in trying times? How can hope help you to achieve your life goals? How can hope improve your relationships with others? How can hope aid your recovery from trauma or illness? How does hope relate to spirituality? Hope in the Age of Anxiety identifies the skills needed to cultivate hope, and offers suggestions for using these capacities to realize your life goals, support health and healing, strengthen relationships, enhance spirituality, and inoculate yourself against the despair that engulfs many individuals."Article| Anthony Scioli, Henry Biller| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Citizen Hughes
☯ Full Synopsis : "Portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese movie The Aviator, Howard Hughes is legendary as a playboy and pilot—but he is notorious for what he became: the ultimate mystery man. Citizen Hughes is the New York Times bestselling exposé of Hughes’s hidden life, and a stunning revelation of his “megalomaniac empire in the emperor’s own words” (Newsweek). At the height of his wealth, power, and invisibility, the world’s richest and most secretive man kept what amounted to a diary. The billionaire commanded his empire by correspondence, scrawling thousands of handwritten memos to unseen henchmen. It was the only time Howard Hughes risked writing down his orders, plans, thoughts, fears, and desires. Hughes claimed the papers were so sensitive—“the very most confidential, almost sacred information as to my innermost activities”—that not even his most trusted aides or executives were allowed to keep the messages he sent them. But in the early-morning hours of June 5, 1974, unknown burglars staged a daring break-in at Hughes’s supposedly impregnable headquarters and escaped with all the confidential files. Despite a top-secret FBI investigation and a million-dollar CIA buyback bid, none of the stolen secret papers were ever found—until investigative reporter Michael Drosnin cracked the case. In Citizen Hughes, Drosnin reveals the true story of the great Hughes heist—and of the real Howard Hughes. Based on nearly ten thousand never-before-published documents, more than three thousand in Hughes’s own handwriting, Citizen Hughes is far more than a biography, or even an unwilling autobiography. It is a startling record of the secret history of our times."Article| Michael Drosnin| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Business Review Weekly
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♥ Book Title : His weird and wanton ways, the secret life of Howard Hughes
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♥ Book Title : Howard Hughes and His Flying Boat
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