Howard Hughes: The Secret Life

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Macmillan, Nov 10, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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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 the incredible private life of Howard Hughes:

* his romances with the great stars of Hollywood--Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Cary Grant, Tyrone Power, and numerous others
* his forays into sadomasochism
* his involvement with Richard Nixon and Watergate
* his bizarre final years

This is a compelling portrait of a unique American figure--in a story as revealing as it is unforgettable.

 

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Contents

Prologue to the 2004 Edition
xi
Preface
11
Four New Adventures
48
Five Airman
64
Six Around the World
73
Seven Wartime Years
91
Eight Of Sex and Corruption
107
Nine Crash
120
Ten From Hercules to Hollywood
130
Eleven More Misadventures
151
Seventeen From Nassau to Watergate
260
Authors Note and Acknowledgments
331
Notes on Sources
337
Selected Bibliography
351
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Charles Higham is the author of such bestsellers as The Duchess of Windsor; Kate: The Life of Katharine Hepburn; and Bette: The Life of Bette Davis. With coauthor Ray Moseley, he has written Elizabeth and Philip: The Untold Story of the Queen of England and Her Prince, and biographies of Cary Grant and Merle Oberon. A former New York Times feature writer, Mr. Higham lives in Los Angeles.

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