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A man's world : a gallery of fighters, creators, actors, and desperadoes

Author: Steve Oney
Publisher: Athens, GA : The University of Georgia Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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A collection of 20 profiles of fascinating men by author and magazine writer Steve Oney. Written over a 40-year period, many are prize-winning essays.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Oney
ISBN: 9780820354989 0820354988
OCLC Number: 1052845596
Description: 327 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: FIGHTERS. Herschel Walker doesn't tap out: At 50, the Heisman Trophy winner enters the world of mixed martial arts, battling men half his age (Playboy, December 2011) --
The casualty of war: The Marine Corps saved Chris Leon's life and took him to his death --
all before he turned 21 (Los Angeles, June 2007) --
The method and the madness of Hubie Brown: The well-traveled coach berates, cajoles, and wills the Atlanta Hawks to victory (The Atlanta Journal & Constitution Magazine, December 9, 1979) --
Hollywood fixer: Aaron Cohen learned how to kill in the Israeli Special Services, which is why he's Hollywood's most sought after security consultant (Playboy, December 2010) --
The real Jake: Jake Jacoby began covering the LAPD in the 1930s. Still on the beat fifty years later, he broke the Night Stalker case. Unlike most journalists, he believes his job is to fight crime. (GQ, May 1986) --
CREATORS. Robert Penn Warren finds his place to come to: The three-time Pulitzer winner looks back (The Atlanta Journal & Constitution Magazine, September 16, 1979) --
Portman's complaint: John Portman built modern Atlanta and changed the face of urban America by bucking the architectural establishment. The establishment didn't like it. (Esquire, June 1987) --
Herb Alpert: Always in tune: How a Jewish boy from Los Angeles created the Tijuana Brass, and sold more albums than the Beatles, and founded America's greatest independent record label (Los Angeles, May 2011) --
That championship season: Before Brandon Tartikoff could rule prime time, he had to turn NBC around. Here's what it took. (California, February 1984) --
The big mocker: Mark Lisanti, AKA "the defamer," reinvents Hollywood gossip (Los Angeles, December 2005) --
ACTORS. An ordinary man: Harrison Ford wants to be alone (Premiere, March 1988) --
Moon over Hollywood: Dennis Franz bares is derriere on prime time and his soul in private (Playboy, July 1995) --
The Nolte nobody knows: Nick Nolte is scared of life. But he's fearless onscreen (Premiere, March 1989) --
A character actor reaches cult status: Harry Dean Stanton has died more often on camera than anyone else in the film business (the New York Times Magazine, November 16, 1987) --
G-days: After marrying into English nobility, cocksure Australian Bryan Brown came to Hollywood (GQ, April 1990) --
DESPERADOES. Fallen angel: Bo Belinsky pitched California's first major league no hitter. He dated beautiful movie stars. He died alone, a cocaine addict (Los Angeles, June 2005) --
A sinner's second chance: Gregg Allman lost his brother Duane to a motorcycle wreck. He married Cher and went cold turkey from heroin. Along the way he sang the blues like no other white man (Esquire, November 1984) --
Citizen Breitbart: Conservative provocateur and online scamp Andrew Breitbart helped to create today's rude, crude media reality (Time, April 5, 2010) --
The talented Mr. Raymond: Craig Raymond, a silky smooth interior designer, conned his way through the richest neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles (Los Angeles, November --
December 2008) --
Getting naked with Harry: Harry Crews knew only one way to live and write --
the hard way (The Atlanta Journal & Constitution Magazine, May 15, 1977)
Other Titles: Articles.
Responsibility: Steve Oney.

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As a longtime reader of Steve Oney's magazine pieces, I admire his storytelling abilities and applaud his journalistic ambition. His work never fails to impress me.--Gay Talese "author of the Kingdom Read more...

 
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