The poster-child victim of a dysfunctional family from Beech Grove, Indiana, Steve McQueen experienced an unsettled early life with a rebellious and alcoholic mother. McQueen channeled his difficult childhood into a masterful career on screen portraying tough, self-sufficient characters in such iconic films as The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Great Escape (1963), The Sand Pebbles (1966), Bullitt (1968). Gehring explores how McQueen rose from his days as a troubled youth into one of Hollywood's top box-office stars, and how he attempted to ease the lives of other troubled youth. Gehring delves into McQueen's early success, his rocky relationships with women, his sense of humor, his love of fast cars and motorcycles, and his often neglected acting.
|Publisher:||Indiana Historical Society|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)|
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The McQueen biography was a "Non-Fiction Finalist" in the Indiana State Library's "Best Books of Indiana 2010" contest and a "Foreword Magazine" biography Finalist at BookExpo (NYC 2010)