Hughes, the Private Diaries, Memos and Letters: The Definitive Biography of the First American Billionaire
Howard Hughes was a true American original: legendary lover, record-setting aviator, award-winning film producer, talented inventor, ultimate eccentric, and, for much of his lifetime, the richest man in the United States.
Newly uncovered personal letters, over 110,000 pages of sealed court testimony, recently declassified FBI files, never-before-published autopsy reports and exclusive interviews reveal a man so devious in his thinking, so perverse in his desires, and so influential that his impact continues to be felt even today. From entertainment to politics, aviation to espionage, the influence and manipulation of this billionaire has left an indelible and unique mark on the American cultural landscape.
Howard Hughes never kept a diary, yet he wrote over 8000 pages of memos, letters and personal notes that chronicle his life and thoughts. Impeccably researched for decades by Hollywood investigative writer Richard Hack, here at last is the complete and definitive story of a truly extraordinary life.
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