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Posted March 10, 2013
The book is a good read but it is not as indepth as some other b
The book is a good read but it is not as indepth as some other bios out there. Most of it takes place during Hughes hey-days of the 1930's - 1960's and the writers paint their picture of Hughes through interviews wiht the many people that knew him or worked with him. THey do make a point of of the fact that Hughes was not the crazy eccentric of popular culture and instead try to explain some of his stranger behavior brought on by the pressures of the federal goverment (Who were after him) and his deafness (which is why he met with people one on one or in hte enclosed space of an auto.) Some of his actions just can't be reationalized though and the writers do not ignore this. The book gets a little gossipy at times because Hughes craossed so many people including family members and the upper management of his many business ventures but i didn't leve the book felling Hughes as bad a person as other bios have made him out to be. There are many books out there about Howard Hughes and most of them are forgettable but I'd place this bio in the top fo the list. Well worth the time to read.
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Posted April 8, 2010
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