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Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall Octavo 0393000257 Paperback Paperback Empire. Contents: Preface. Acknowledgements. Prologue: Death In mexico. The Early Years. Hollywood. Hero. The War Years. The Senate Investigation. Movies, Missiles, and Communists. Revolt at Culver City. Seeds of Disaster. Breakdwon. Retreat. A New Career. Lord of the Desert. Out of Control. The $90-Million Mistake. The Billion-Dollar Deal. The Hijacking of Air West. Gold Fever. Turning Point. The Political Connection. Life in Exile. Watergate. Hughesgate. The Cia's Best-Kept Secret. The Last Year. The Fight for the Fortune. Epilogue: A Summing Up. Chronology. Appendices. Sources. Notes. Index. Illustrated. 687 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, Reference books, and all types of Academic Literature. )
I will start by saying this is a thick long book. The copy I have is 650 pages and is small print so it could have easily been 750-800 pages in a larger print. It is a very detailed accounting of primarily the business aspect of Hughes life with some personal information mixed in. At times the book is a bit to detailed. It will say for example when in Hollywood he used the services of 3 law firms. Then it goes into great detail naming the firms, the partners in the firms, what years the firms were created, the amount of years the partners in the firms practiced etc. It will say he had a meeting with the heads of a film studio he bought and name everyone who attended the meeting, where they came from business wise....
It does have a lot of useful information and if you can stick with it through the excess information you will get probably the most detailed accounting of his business life.
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