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McQueen: The Biography
     

McQueen: The Biography

by Christopher Sandford, Harold F. Boss
 

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The biography of the original Mr. Cool, Steve McQueen. The actor who perhaps, first epitomised the Action Hero; a complex man, prone to casual affairs and violence, yet capable of helping those more unfortunate than him.

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The biography of the original Mr. Cool, Steve McQueen. The actor who perhaps, first epitomised the Action Hero; a complex man, prone to casual affairs and violence, yet capable of helping those more unfortunate than him.

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Entertainment Today.Com's Book Report
Sanford's biography is really a very informative tribute to someone he considers one of America's finer actors...he has provided an entertaining read.
— William Jefferson
The Dallas Morning News - Jane Sumner
Christopher Sanford's McQueen: The Biography is a must for fans of the icon of cool.
Entertainment Today.Com's Book Report - William Jefferson
Sanford's biography is really a very informative tribute to someone he considers one of America's finer actors...he has provided an entertaining read.
Library Journal
Since his death in 1980, much has been written about Steve McQueen, whose screen persona epitomized the hard-living but sensitive loner. Sandford, who up to now has written about rock stars (Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen), tells the familiar story of McQueen's horrible childhood, his womanizing, and his desperate attempt to save himself from cancer through alternative treatments in Mexico. However, since the film icon has been dead 23 years, there is nothing much to add to the literature except the hint from his doctor that he didn't die of cancer but was murdered. However, this bit of sensationalism just feeds the legend of someone who died too young. First published in the U.K. in 2001, this book has a decidedly British flavor and at times overwrought prose. Purchase if you have need, but older biographies, such as those written by his first wife, Neile McQueen Toffel (My Husband, My Friend), and second wife, Ali McGraw (Moving Pictures), might quench any interest that still exists.-Rosellen Brewer, Monterey Cty. Free Libs., Salinas, CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878333073
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Edition description:
1ST TAYLOR
Pages:
536
Sales rank:
931,123
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.21(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Sandford is a journalist who has written for The Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs and has been profiled in Rolling Stone. Christopher has already written eleven books including biographies of Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Sting, Kurt Cobain and Bruce Springsteen. He lives in England, dividing his time between Seattle and Surrey.

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