Arnold Schwarzenegger: A Biography

Arnold Schwarzenegger: A Biography

by Louise Krasniewicz, Michael Blitz
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Arnold Schwarzenegger: A Biography by Louise Krasniewicz, Michael Blitz

From his role in The Terminator to his more recent work as Governator of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger has played a major role in American popular culture. This accessible and entertaining biography traces the trajectory of Arnold's career-sports figure turned movie star turned entrepreneur turned politician. Elected as governor of California in 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger now dramatically and vividly represents the determination and, to a great extent, the relentlessness necessary for achieving great fame, political power, and iconic status. While many readers will have read about his benchmark achievements, this biography will reveal the surprising complexities behind the public scenes and put them into a larger cultural context. Photos and a timeline of significant events round out this insightful biography.

From his role in The Terminator to his more recent work as Governator of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger has played a major role in American popular culture. This biography traces the fascinating trajectory of Arnold's career-sports figure turned movie star turned entrepreneur turned politician. Elected as governor of California in 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger now dramatically and vividly represents the determination and, to a great extent, the relentlessness necessary for achieving great fame, political power, and iconic status.

Arnold's life has been characterized by public notoriety. While many readers will have heard or read about his benchmark achievements, this biography will reveal the surprising complexities behind the public scenes and put them into a larger cultural context. Photos and a timeline of significant events round out this entertaining and insightful biography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313338106
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/2006
Series: Greenwood Biographies Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Louise Krasniewicz is a senior research scientist in the American Section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. She is the co-author of Why Arnold Matters: The Rise of a Cultural Icon (2004).

Michael Blitz is Professor of English and Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. He is the co-author of Why Arnold Matters: The Rise of a Cultural Icon (2004).

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tcg More than 1 year ago
Our family enjoyed learning more about this great 'American' success story.