Letters of the Dragon

Letters of the Dragon : Correspondence, 1958-73

By (author) Bruce Lee , Edited by John Little


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"Letters of the Dragon: Correspondence, 1958-1973" is a fascinating glimpse of the private Bruce Lee behind the public image--a man with the patience and concern to dedicate as much effort to crafting a thoughtful personal answer to the letter of a young fan as to those from his old friends and associates; an extremely active man never too busy to make time for an old family friend in need of simple companionship; a man who never wrote without careful thought, and never thought from the heard alone, but always from the head and heart together. The letters in this inspiring book track Bruce Lee's career and development from his decision, made while he was still in secondary school, to move to the US to further his education, through the many setbacks, redirected efforts, and triumphs of life that shaped his martial art and humanity, all the way to the last letter he ever composed, just hours before his sudden death. After absorbing the letters in this volume, the reader will inevitably find that the private Bruce Lee was every bit as great as the public Bruce Lee, and deeper and broader by far. "Letters of the Dragon: Correspondence, 1958-1973" is conclusive evidence that a life lived well is never too short a life. This Bruce Lee Book is part of Tuttle Publishing's Bruce Lee Library which also features: "Bruce Lee's Striking ThoughtsBruce Lee's The Tao of Gung FuBruce Lee Artist of LifeBruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden DragonBruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human BodyBruce Lee Jeet Kune Do"

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 14mm | 339.99g
  • 15 Nov 1998
  • Tuttle Publishing
  • Boston
  • English
  • b&w
  • 0804831114
  • 9780804831116
  • 171,014

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John Little is considered one of the world's foremost authorities on Bruce Lee, his training methods, and philosophies. Little is the only person who has ever been authorized to review the entirety of Lee's personal notes, sketches, and reading annotations. He is the Associate Publisher of Bruce Lee magazine and the managing editor of "Knowing is Not Enough," the official newsletter of the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Nucleus, the official Bruce Lee martial arts organization. Little's articles have appeared in every martial arts and health and fitness magazine in North America including Muscle and Fitness. He is the author of The Warrior Within: The Philosophies of Bruce Lee, and co-author of "Power Factor Training, The Golfer's Two-Minute Workout, " and "Static Contraction Training for Bodybuilders." A native of Canada, John is an expert in the fields of martial arts, bodybuilding, and physical conditioning.

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