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Bruce Lee : a life

Author: Matthew Polly
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"A biography of the movie icon Bruce Lee"--
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Bruce Lee; Bruce Lee
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Polly
ISBN: 9781501187629 1501187627 9781501187636 1501187635 9781471175701 1471175707
OCLC Number: 1031407919
Notes: "June 2018"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 640 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : tale of two funerals --
Act I. Little dragon. Sick man of Asia ; Boomtown ; Ip man ; Banished --
Act II. Gold mountain. Native son ; Husky ; Sunny side of the bay ; Face-off in Oakland ; Hollywood calling ; Citizen Kato ; Jeet Kune Do ; Sifu to the stars ; Bit player ; The silent flute ; The way of longstreet --
Act III. The returned. The last mogul ; The big boss ; Fist of fury ; Concord ; Spaghetti eastern ; Fame and its discontents ; Blood & steel ; Knockin' on heaven's door ; The last day of Bruce Lee ; The inquest --
Epilogue : the legend.
Responsibility: Matthew Polly.

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