Cagney by Cagney

Cagney by Cagney

by James Cagney


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This book is for the true fan of James Cagney. Mr. Cagney tells his story as no one can.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385520263
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 216,524
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

James Cagney was an Academy Award–nominated American actor and dancer on stage and screen. He was the recipient of the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award, the Kennedy Center Honors, and a Career Achievement Award from the National Board of Review. His autobiography, Cagney by Cagney, was published in 1976. He died in 1986.

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Cagney by Cagney 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Cagney is one of those truly decent persons. Never took himself too seriously and enjoyed life. He loved people and the opportunity to buy his groceries by doing what he loved.
universehall on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have very few words to say on this book, so I'll keep it brief:1. If you want to have a new appreciation for the films of James Cagney - read this book.2. If you want to read about an honest, down-to-earth man, quite at odds with the modern-day vision of an actor - read this book.3. If you want to have a good time reading a book, read this book.I was enlightened, entertained, and cheered. If you want to have the same things happen to you - you should also read it! So there.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome. What a stand up guy. Wish more were like him. I feel like i know him. So much charactor of a person, certainly not your hollywood type. Definately worth the read.
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pierre-orourke More than 1 year ago
Black & white TV, I was a little kid....and whenever "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "Man of a Thousand Faces," or "Mister Roberts" aired.........I was right there. Sure I liked "The Public Enemy" and others but they didn't click with me and maybe from reading "Cagney by Cagney," I now understand why. This is one of the first autobiographies where I swore I could hear Mr. Cagney's voice reading to me. It comes across so clear that he sat in his farmhouse in Martha's Vineyard with no help. And get this.....a celebrity who tells their life in less than 200 pages. Much like Buddy Ebsen's autobiography, this gives a person a true sense of what celebrities not only had = but what they had to deal with in that Golden Era. Mr. Cagney does not brag or boast, just tells it like it is. He also tells of the friends and family of which he was blessed in a manner different and more enlightening than anyone I know of. If I had a wish it would be to have met the man. Or to have been able to move into his beloved farm before it was parted out and sold. Those chances gone - my wish is for Michael J. Fox to continue in his physical healing so he can star in The Jimmy Cagney Story.