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

Author: Donald L Barlett; James B Steele
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Penetrating the mythology surrounding the bizarre life of the billionaire businessman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative team portrays Howard Hughes aws a man who, in time, came to be ruled by his madness.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Howard Hughes; Howard Hughes; Howard Hughes; Howard Hughes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald L Barlett; James B Steele
ISBN: 0393075133 9780393075137
OCLC Number: 4665336
Description: 687 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The early years --
Hollywood --
Hero --
The war years --
The Senate investigation --
Movies, missiles, and Communists --
Revolt at Culver City --
Seeds of disaster --
Breakdown --
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.
Responsibility: by Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele.

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Penetrating the mythology surrounding the bizarre life of the billionaire businessman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative team portrays Howard Hughes aws a man who, in time, came to be ruled by his madness.

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