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Empire : the life, legend, and madness of Howard Hughes

Author: Donald L Barlett; James B Steele; Christopher Hurt
Publisher: Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hughes had always been different. Raised by overprotective parents, pathologically fearful of germs, in awe of his father, unable to make friends, he grew into a man ruled by madness. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Sound recordings
Biography Sound recordings
Named Person: Howard Hughes
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Donald L Barlett; James B Steele; Christopher Hurt
ISBN: 0786179279 9780786179275 0786179287 9780786179282
OCLC Number: 60570253
Notes: Unabridged, in 2 parts.
"The life that inspired the major motion picture."
Performer(s): Read by Christopher Hurt.
Description: 23 sound discs in 2 parts (29 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele.

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Hughes had always been different. Raised by overprotective parents, pathologically fearful of germs, in awe of his father, unable to make friends, he grew into a man ruled by madness. 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.

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