Errol Flynn: An Epic Life

Errol Flynn: An Epic Life


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783962580056
Publisher: PalmArtPress
Publication date: 07/09/2018
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 8.26(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kevin McAleer grew up in Los Angeles, received his doctorate in history from the University of California, and now lives as a writer and translator in Berlin. His stories have appeared in both German and American periodicals. Notable among his books are the epic poem ERROL FLYNN: AN EPIC LIFE (PalmArtPress 2018), which eminent film critic Rex Reed praised as "a daring adventure in biographical refurbishment," and the historical monograph DUELING: THE CULT OF HONOR IN FIN-DE-SIÈCLE GERMANY (Princeton Legacy Library 2014), a social portrait of duelists in Imperial Germany which The Wall Street Journal commended as "vivid and appalling" and the Encyclopaedia Britannica acclaimed one of its "Books of the Year."

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Preface 11

Note to Readers 13

Book 1 Tasmartian Devil

Canto I Boss Boy, Carry On! (1909-1929) 21

Canto II Flynnanigans (1929-1932) 51

Canto III A Heroic Inheritance (1932-1934) 79

Book 2 Hollywood Hotshot

Canto IV Tiger Lil and Captain Blood (1934-1937) 125

Canto V Apotheosis (1937-1942) 167

Canto VI Errol's War (1942-1945) 213

Book 3 Tragic Wayfarer

Canto VII Descent from Olympus (1945-1950) 257

Canto VIII Sea Drift (1950-1956) 285

Canto IX Recessional (1956-1959) 313

Endnotes 340

Selected Bibliography 385

Photo Credits 386

Acknowledgments 387

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