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Howard Hughes: The Secret Life
Howard Hughes The Secret Life
Author: Charles Higham
His wealth was legendary. His passions were bizarre. Now, the truth about the money, the madness, and the man behind the enigma. — Howard Hughes is one of the best known and least understood men of our times--famed for his wealth, his daring, and his descent into madness. Bestselling biographer Charles Higham goes beyond the enigma to reveal t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312329976
ISBN-10: 0312329970
Publication Date: 11/10/2004
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Awesome awesome book. I learned so much about his life and how he impacted so many things early on. Amazing!
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This is a really fascinating, gossipy insight into Hughes and his narcissistic and neurotic life. Well written without a lot of boring historical harangue, this is a fine read to get the dirty skinny on a true American eccentric fat cat and how all the money in the world invariably couldn't save him from his own fears.
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It starts out okay, but then it just goes and goes and goes, and before you know it you are having to force yourself to open it up and read it. The author adds a lot of nuances throughout the book in masse, that Hughes was a closet homosexual. I had heard rumors and still don't care if he was. He really wasn't anyone fantastical to remember, considering his accountant was the one who really made the Hughes fortunes for Howard. So he could play with his planes, and waste his money on his escapism ideals of movies. All in all if you have the time and want to the insight into this mans life, this is the book.
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A basis for the major motion picture "The Aviator"