Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes : The Secret Life

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Howard Hughes was America's most famous playboy and rogue operator, an outlaw eccentric millionaire and hellraiser, 'I can buy any man' he once bragged, 'and have any woman.' And it was almost true. He stormed from bedroom to boardroom, from corporate bribary to Capitol Hill; his affairs with Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Bette Davis and many others were as brief as they were stormy. he was a deeply involved in Watergate and in the Cuban missile crisis. He burgled his own office records when tax authorities were after him. And, despite a mystrious illness, he wheeled and dealed to the last days of his life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 131 x 195 x 30mm | 310g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753509717
  • 9780753509715
  • 2,164,049

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"'I can buy any man in the world.' Howard Hughes 'evokes the seamy underside of American business, politics and culture... has a horrible fascination' Sunday Telegraph"show more

About Charles Higham

Charles Higham is author of a number of biographies, such as Cary Grant: The Lonely Heart, Cecil B DeMille, Brando: The Unauthorised Biography, Rose: The Life and Times of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy and Orson Welles: Rise and Fall of an American Genius. His biography of the Duchess of Windsor will be published in autumn 2004.show more

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Howard Hughes was America's most famous playboy and rogue operator, an outlaw eccentric millionaire and hellraiser, 'I can buy any man' he once bragged, 'and have any woman.' And it was almost true. He stormed from bedroom to boardroom, from corporate bribary to Capitol Hill; his affairs with Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Bette Davis and many others were as brief as they were stormy. he was a deeply involved in Watergate and in the Cuban missile crisis. He burgled his own office records when tax authorities were after him. And, despite a mystrious illness, he wheeled and dealed to the last days of his life.show more

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"evokes the seamy underside of American business, politics and cutlure... has a horrible fascination"show more

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266 ratings
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4 32% (84)
3 35% (93)
2 12% (33)
1 5% (12)
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