3 good in 2 fair jacket. Book club edition, 766 pages, NO paper jacket, text is clean, overall moderate age and shelf wear on covers corners and edges, reading creases on spine, pages moderately age tanned.
Good in poor dust jacket. 766 p. by Donald L. Barlett (Author), James B. Steele (Author)-CONDITION GOOD-DUST JACKET POOR-COPYRIGHT 1979-766 PAGES Howard Hughes lived one of the greatest, most heroic, misunderstood, mysterious, bizarre, and tragic lives in American history. In this brilliantly documented biography, the mythology that surrounded that life is disentangled from the truth. Hughes had always been different. Certainly his riches set him apart, but he was also tough. Orphaned and a millionaire at eighteen, Hughes repudiated his relatives, seized control of the Hughes Tool Company, the linchpin of his fortune, and went on to become a flamboyant movie producer, holder of many world aviation records, principal owner of Trans World Airlines, a critically important defense contractor, Hollywood's most pursued and elusive bachelor, and partner of the United States government. This is an epic biography of an epic figure who bestrode the world like a colossus yet could not master himself.
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