Howard Hughes Author:John Keats Not only ist this a marvelously readable book about a fascinating man who has become a legend in his own time-but it is the first book about the controversial Mr. Houghes. From the brash young man of eighteen who went to court to win immediate control of one of America's important industries, to the powerful but enigmatic man of today-here is th... more »e complete, almost incredible story of our most successful and intriguing Mystery Man.
Howard Hughs represents a kind of apotheosis, a man who has lived an apocalytic version of the American dream. He is a Texan, a mechanical genius, a sharp bargainer. He had little formal education, and yet he parlayed a small fortune into a gigantic one. He built a struggling airline into an international success; he established an idustry worth hundreds of millions; he pushed at the frontiers of flight and flung them further back. He created epic motion pictures. he bested a Senate invetigation- to the applause of the public. He has been seen with the most beautiful women in the world on his arm. He dresses as he pleases, and very nearly lives in a world almost completely of his own making.
In a fact filled narrative, John Keats has revealed a unique, star-studded, lightning -paced career - including the creation of a phenomenally intricate financial empire; the making of films such as Hell's Angels, Scareface, Front Page, and the Outlaw; the record-breaking around the world flight; the buildin of the world biggest flying bout; the face-to-face fight with Senator Brewster. The result is a memorable portait of one of the most distinctive personalities of our times.« less