Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes

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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
  • 126 x 192 x 36mm | 322.05g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 075352287X
  • 9780753522875

Review quote

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

About Charles Higham

Charles Higham is the prize-winning author of several bestsellers, including the newly reissued Mrs Simpson, the life of the Duchess of Windsor. This new edition of his critically acclaimed bestseller, which formed a basis for Martin Scorseses's blockbuster movie The Aviator starring Leonardo DiCaprio, contains a new prologue describing the making of the filmshow 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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256 ratings
3.43 out of 5 stars
5 16% (42)
4 32% (83)
3 34% (88)
2 12% (31)
1 5% (12)
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