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Who Was Bruce Lee

Author : Jim Gigliotti
ISBN : 9780399540066
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Bruce Lee was a Chinese American action film star, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and philosopher. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim. Through such films as Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon, Lee helped to change the way Asians were presented in American films and, in the process, he became an iconic figure known throughout the world. Although he died at the young age of 32, Bruce Lee is widely considered to be the one of the most influential martial artists of all time. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Bruce Lee

Author : Bruce Thomas
ISBN : 1883319250
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Draws on interviews to break the myths surrounding Bruce Lee's life and discover the man who struggled to reconcile Hollywood's preoccupations with his Zen monastery discipline
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Bruce Lee Story

Author : Linda Lee
ISBN : 0897501217
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents a story of the great martial artist/actor Bruce Lee. This title includes hundreds of photographs from Lee's personal albums.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Bruce Lee

Author : Fiaz Rafiq
ISBN : 9781788853309
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Labels such as ‘icon’ or ‘legend’ are rarely attached to one individual to the degree that they are to Bruce Lee. He only made a handful of films, yet four and a half decades after his untimely death at the age of 32, the Little Dragon’s influence on culture is as strong as ever. Named among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of the 20th century, Lee wasn’t just an actor and martial artist, but a director, inventor, husband, father and philosopher. His martial art, jeet kune do, is still practised around the world, while UFC champions credit him with inspiring the growing sport of mixed martial arts. His films kick-started a global kung fu boom and retain the power to awe today, while his thoughts – collected in a series of books from Lee’s own notes – still inspire. Bruce Lee: The Life of a Legend is a unique oral biography that combines the memories of Lee’s original students, close friends, co-stars and colleagues – those who knew him best – to provide a candid view on the action movie star adored by millions, capturing the essence of a complex man in a way no straightforward narrative ever could. Further, for the first time ever in print, legendary professional boxing, bodybuilding and MMA champions and personalities from the motion picture industry pay homage to Lee, giving a blend of unique perspectives on a man who changed the face of their respective sports.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Bruce Lee Artist Of Life

Author : Bruce Lee
ISBN : 0804832633
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Bruce Lee's popularity remains undiminished
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Bruce Lee

Author : Matthew Polly
ISBN : 9781501187636
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“The first noteworthy treatment of its subject—and a definitive one at that...Fascinating narrative threads proliferate” (The New York Times Book Review). The most authoritative biography—featuring dozens of rarely seen photographs—of film legend Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between Eastern and Western cultures, and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian-Americans. Forty-five years after Bruce Lee’s sudden death at age thirty-two, journalist and bestselling author Matthew Polly has written the definitive account of Lee’s life. It’s also one of the only accounts; incredibly, there has never been an authoritative biography of Lee. Following a decade of research that included conducting more than one hundred interviews with Lee’s family, friends, business associates, and even the actress in whose bed Lee died, Polly has constructed a complex, humane portrait of the icon. Polly explores Lee’s early years as a child star in Hong Kong cinema; his actor father’s struggles with opium addiction and how that turned Bruce into a troublemaking teenager who was kicked out of high school and eventually sent to America to shape up; his beginnings as a martial arts teacher, eventually becoming personal instructor to movie stars like James Coburn and Steve McQueen; his struggles as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood and frustration seeing role after role he auditioned for go to a white actors in eye makeup; his eventual triumph as a leading man; his challenges juggling a sky-rocketing career with his duties as a father and husband; and his shocking end that to this day is still shrouded in mystery. Polly breaks down the myths surrounding Bruce Lee and argues that, contrary to popular belief, he was an ambitious actor who was obsessed with the martial arts—not a kung-fu guru who just so happened to make a couple of movies. This is an honest, revealing look at an impressive yet imperfect man whose personal story was even more entertaining and inspiring than any fictional role he played onscreen.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do

Author : Bruce Lee
ISBN : 9781462917914
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Compiled from Bruce Lee's own notes and writings, Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do is the seminal book presenting the martial art created by Bruce Lee himself. Jeet Kune Do was a revolutionary new approach to the martial arts in its time and is the principal reason why Bruce Lee is revered as a pioneer by martial artists today, many decades after his death. The development of his unique martial art form—its principles, core techniques, and lesson plans—are all presented in this book in Bruce Lee's own words and notes. This is the complete and official version of Jeet Kune Do which was originally published by Tuttle Publishing in cooperation with the Lee family in 1997. It is still the most comprehensive presentation of Jeet Kune Do available. This Jeet Kune Do book features Lee's illustrative sketches and his remarkable notes and commentaries on the nature of combat and achieving success in life through the martial arts, as well as the importance of a positive mental attitude during training. In addition, there are a series of "Questions Every Martial Artist Must Ask Himself" that Lee posed to himself and intended to explore as part of his own development, but never lived to complete. Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do is the book every Bruce Lee fan must have in his collection. This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features: Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon Bruce Lee: The Tao of Gung Fu Bruce Lee: Artist of Life Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body
Category: Sports & Recreation

Bruce Lee S Fighting Method

Author : Bruce Lee
ISBN : 0897500520
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The legendary fighter demonstrates simple, effective methods for dodging and deflecting incoming blows; offers invaluable advice for improving the speed, power, and accuracy of your kicks and punches; and shows you how to eliminate bad habits from your training. As the third volume in the Bruce Lee's Fighting Method series, this manual contains detailed illustrations and vintage photos capturing Lee in his prime. This essential series, compiled and organized by his close friend, Mito Uyehara, is the perfect companion to Bruce Lee's classic text, Tao of Jeet Kune Do.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Dear Bruce Lee

Author : Ohara Publications
ISBN : 0897500695
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Read about how Bruce Lee's life, his art, and his untimely death affected and influenced his worldwide legion of fans. Learn about his art, jeet kune do, through his personal replies to letters he received in 1967.
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Bruce Lee

Author : Bruce Lee
ISBN : 0897501853
Genre : Philosophy
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An illustrated collection of inspirational and thought-provoking quotations by martial artist and actor Bruce Lee.
Category: Philosophy

The Legendary Bruce Lee

Author : Black Belt Magazine
ISBN : 0897501063
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Examines the life of martial artist and actor Bruce Lee, following him from his formative years in Hong Kong to his controversial death; discusses his training methods and philosophy of martial arts; looks at his movie work; and includes reminiscences by friends and colleagues.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Theorizing Bruce Lee

Author : Paul Bowman
ISBN : 9789042027787
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Bruce Lee is a complex and contradictory figure, and it's a formidable task to take on the multiple facets of his legacyûfighter, film star, philosopher, nationalist, multiculturalist, innovator. With an approach as multidisciplinary and iconoclastic as Lee's approach to martial arts, Bowman provides an original and exhilarating account of Lee as 'cultural event'. No one has done a better job of explaining why the martial arts 'legend' remains such an important and provocative figure."ûLeon Hunt (Brunel University), author of Kung Fu Cult Masters: From Bruce Lee to Crouching Tiger. --
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Remembering The Master

Author : Sid Campbell
ISBN : 1583941487
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Remembering the Master is a glimpse into the lives of Bruce Lee and James Yimm Lee, related through the memories of those closest to them during the Oakland years, where they changed the course of martial arts history with the creation of Jeet Kune Do"--
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Chinese Gung Fu

Author : Bruce Lee
ISBN : 0897501128
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"This is a reproduction of the original book."
Category: Sports & Recreation

Tao Of Jeet Kune Do

Author : Bruce Lee
ISBN : 0897502027
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Gathers the thoughts of the famous martial arts expert and actor about zen and the practical aspects of self-defense.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Dragon And The Tiger

Author : Sid Campbell
ISBN : 1583940898
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"While much has been written about Bruce Lee as a martial arts instructor and as an actor, very little has ever appeared about the years he spent training with James Yimm Lee, a talented kung fu stylist. This training period left a lasting impression on the "Dragon's" ideology and shaped his outlook on the martial arts for years to come. This title offers an in-depth account of the emergence of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do."--Publisher description.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Bruce Lee Anthology

Author : Paul Crompton
ISBN : 1874250901
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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These essays were originally published between 1970 and 1988, and they show how the legend of Bruce Lee took shape in the West. They are linked by the commentaries and reminiscences of Paul Crompton, former editor of Karate & Oriental Arts Magazine.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Bruce Lee

Author : Robert Clouse
ISBN : UCSC:32106014135708
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Only now can the full story be told 15 years after the untimely death of Bruce Lee. The director of his greatest hit, Enter the Dragon, brings you this explosive biography. Over 150 rare photos of the Little Dragon's life and career. Interviews with his family and friends. Includes over 200 pages of facts, quotes, and photos, many published for the first time.
Category: Biography & Autobiography