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Howard Hughes

Author : Darwin Porter
ISBN : 0974811815
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 68.42 MB
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Howard Hughes was America's first billionaire, a very secretive mogul whose collective scandals could never be published in his lifetime. Now, complied and written by the author of the senstational recent biographies of Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, comes a stormingly good read, loaded with never-before-published information. Compelling reading for social historians, movie fans and anyone who's ever been intrigued by American capitalism.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Howard Hughes His Life And Madness

Author : Donald L. Barlett
ISBN : 9780393078589
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 49.40 MB
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The life that inspired the major motion picture The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese. Howard Hughes has always fascinated the public with his mixture of secrecy, dashing lifestyle, and reclusiveness. This is the book that breaks through the image to get at the man. Originally published under the title Empire: The Life, Legend, and Madness of Howard Hughes.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

I Was Howard Hughes

Author : Steven Carter
ISBN : 9781408820568
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 21.68 MB
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Howard Hughes embodied the American dream: envied by powerful men, desired by beautiful women, Hughes lived his life larger than all who surrounded him and yet died an emaciated recluse. This makes him the perfect subject for red-hot biographer Alton Reece. Riding high on the wave of previous astonishing success, Reece sees Hughes as more than simply a name worth the seven-figure advance he's demanding from his publisher. He finds in Hughes a kindred spirit of greatness, a man misunderstood and beaten down by jealous inferiors. But even as Reece struggles to 'know' his subject, his own rapidly unravelling life keeps finding unexpected ways to intrude. With a deft comic touch and an astounding narrative style, Steven Carter's novel creates a picture of a Hughes who might have been, a biographer who can't separate his subject from his own visions of grandeur, and a public that demands its heroes be larger than life - if only so they can be more easily torn down.
Category: Fiction

Howard Hughes

Author : George Marrett
ISBN : 9781682470374
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 56.16 MB
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A test pilot for Howard Hughes separates fact from fiction to tell the inside story of the aviation genius who set speed records in the 1930s and went on to develop some of America’s most famous aircraft and weapons. George Marrett draws on his wealth of experiences and those of other Hughes confidants to take readers inside Hughes’s complex world—a world that has kept its secrets for nearly six decades. Both a gifted storyteller and a top-notch aviator himself, having tested forty types of military aircraft and logged eight thousand hours in the air, the author integrates stories of Hughes the ace pilot with Hughes the designer and businessman who became America’s first billionaire. Through revealing, humorous, and sometimes tragic stories, Marrett provides a full picture of the elusive Hughes despite his obsession with working in secrecy. The author tells of Hughes’s insistence on personally test-flying every plane he built and of the scores of aircraft Hughes purchased, borrowed, flew, and then stored all over the country. The author also reveals details of the top-secret airfield that Hughes owned in Culver City just a few miles from the Los Angeles airport. Marrett’s narrative, as intriguing as its subject, begins in the 1920s, when Hughes learned to fly at the Santa Monica airport, continues into the 1940s, with his famous flight of the Spruce Goose, and follows into the post-World War II era and the invention of airborne radar at Hughes Aircraft Company. Marrett then moves into the 1950s at the Culver City airport where he later tested weapon systems that are still in use by the U.S. military. With the publication of this book, Marrett helps set the record straight about Hughes the aviator and the contributions he made to the development of aviation.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Curious Facts About Howard Hughes

Author : Kekionga Press
ISBN : 9781411656505
Genre : Education
File Size : 62.59 MB
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Without the help of Howard Hughes, America would have LOST WWII; Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell would not have had acting careers; space exploration would still be in early stages of development...Brief Biographies: Learn about Clara Barton's psychotic upbringing; why Walt Disney negatively portrayed FBI agents in his last movies; why Charles Goodyear sold his kid's school books; how Abe Lincoln treated his father like dirt; how top mobster boss Charles Lucky Luciano (Murder, Inc.) saved hundreds of soldier's lives during WWII; why Valentine's Day, 1884, devastated Teddy Roosevelt; why America's bravest fighting general, Mad Anthony Wayne, was afraid of the fort named in his honor by President George Washington; how Jakow Tractenberg created a speed math system while suffering in Hitler's concentration camps / 207 source notes / Indexed / National Aviation Hall of Fame: The Howard Hughes portion of the book was a fascinating read. / 13 point text for easy reading.
Category: Education

Howard Hughes And The Spruce Goose

Author : Graham Simons
ISBN : 9781783831555
Genre : History
File Size : 24.90 MB
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Howard Hughes' life ambition was to make a significant contribution to the field of aviation development. But the monumental folly of his endeavours on the H-KI Hercules meant that he came to be known and remembered to a great extent for all the wrong reasons. The 'Spruce Goose' (a name Hughes detested) became a product of his wild fixation on perfection and scale. Once completed, it was the largest flying machine ever built. Its wingspan of 320 feet remains the largest in history. Yet it only completed one flight; flying for a mile on its maiden voyage above Long Beach Harbour, before being consigned to the history books as a failure.??Experienced author Graham M. Simons turns his attention to the production process that saw this colossus take shape. In words and images, all aspects of this process are illustrated. We have shots taken during the initial design period, images of the craft under construction, and photographs taken at the test flights. In addition, Simons has been gifted access to the highly prized and rarely seen aircraft manual produced for the aircraft, content from which has been extracted and used to supplement the narrative.??The book goes on to explore the political issues that sprung up as a result of Hughes' endeavours, looking into the Senate War Investigations Committee's findings which explored the extent to which government funds had been utilised in the development and construction of the airship, adding a whole new layer of controversy to the proceedings.
Category: History

The Final Days Of Howard Hughes

Author : Christopher John Jenner
ISBN : 9781311934581
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 40.97 MB
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This stunning expose attempts to blow the lid off the decades old case of the death of Howard Hughes, playboy movie-maker, aviator and businessman, alleging a murder and takeover conspiracy orchestrated by the very company designated to care for an aging Hughes The Final Days of Howard Hughes exposes Summa Corp. Syndicate's efforts to siphon off the wealth of The Man, and cover up their neglect, malfeasance and murder with a very detailed Plan of action, all exposed within.
Category: True Crime

Crime Wave

Author : Howard Hughes
ISBN : 1845112199
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 74.97 MB
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Highlighting various genres of film, a comprehensive guide to the greatest crime movies of all time traces the history of the genre and its sub-genres and examines murder mysteries, gangster and heist films, blaxploitation, noir, and others, including The Godfather trilogy, The Maltese Falcon, L.A. Confidential, and other influential works. Original.
Category: Performing Arts

Arts Entertainment And Tourism

Author : Howard Hughes
ISBN : 9781136428173
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 25.76 MB
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'Arts, Entertainment and Tourism' is a pioneering text that, by focusing on the consumer, investigates the relationship between these 3 industries and how this relationship can be developed to its best competitive advantage. Issue-led, this text draws on appropriate disciplines rather than using one single approach, to examine issues in arts and entertainment within the framework of cultural tourism. Written to meet the needs of students studying on management courses in the arts, tourism and leisure, 'Arts, Entertainment and Tourism': * Describes the general arts and tourism background * Identifies a framework for analysis that acknowledges differing levels of interest in the arts and entertainment * Discusses the arts and entertainment that feature (past and present) in tourism * Examines the reasons why the arts, entertainment and tourism have an interest in each other and how they go about developing the relationship * Examines the relationship: are there tourists in audiences and do the arts and entertainment attract tourists to a destination? * Evaluates the wider effects (good and bad) on both the arts and tourism * Discusses the direction of future developments by arts and tourism organizations and for future research
Category: Sports & Recreation