Howard Hughes: His Life and Madness

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W. W. Norton & Company, Apr 11, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 688 pages

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.
 

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Contents

DEATH IN MEXICO
19
THE EARLY YEARS
26
HOLLYWOOD
60
HERO
75
THE WAR YEARS
105
THE SENATE INVESTIGATION
135
MOVIES MISSILES AND COMMUNISTS
161
REVOLT AT CULVER CITY
186
THE 90MILLION MISTAKE
348
THE BILLIONDOLLAR DEAL
365
THE HIJACKING OF AIR WEST
381
GOLD FEVER
398
TURNING POINT
423
THE POLITICAL CONNECTION
448
LIFE IN EXILE
467
WATERGATE
494

SEEDS OF DISASTER
208
BREAKDOWN
226
RETREAT
250
A NEW CAREER
276
LORD OF THE DESERT
296
OUT OF CONTROL
317
HUGHESGATE
517
THE CIAS BESTKEPT SECRET
534
THE LAST YEAR
550
THE FIGHT FOR THE FORTUNE
580
A SUMMING UP
622
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Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, Time editors-at-large, are the only journalists in history to win two Pulitzer Prizes and two National Magazine Awards.

James B. Steele and Donald L. Barlett, Time editors-at-large, are the only journalists in history to win two Pulitzer Prizes and two National Magazine Awards.

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