Howard Hughes by Howard Hughes
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Howard Hughes
By Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes

My Story

By (author) See other recent books by Howard Hughes
With Clifford Irving See other recent books by Clifford Irving
Format: Paperback

Checking availability...

Howard Hughes by Howard Hughes

Book Description

Wealth. Influence. Magnetism. Mystery. In twentieth century America, one man alone embodied all these qualities in their purest form. During a life which read like the wildest imaginings of a Hollywood scriptwriter, Howard Hughes - billionaire tycoon, pioneer aviator, playboy, eccentric and movie mogul - became a totem of fascination around the globe. In his twilight years, the mystery surrounding him intensified when he became a total recluse, hiding himself away in shady hotel suites for more than a decade. Some believed him to be dead; others thought he had gone crazy. Few really knew the truth - just as Hughes preferred.The ambiguity surrounding him spawned one of the first modern media obsessions. Speculation abounded, from the business pages of broadsheets through international magazine articles down to the sidewalk opinion-makers. And unsurprisingly there were few books written about Hughes' fascinating life - a life which was rumoured to be on the brink of ruin. So New York author and journalist Clifford Irving set out to do what no one else had done before.In late 1970, Irving ran into an old friend and fellow scribe, Richard Suskind. The two men struck up a conversation about the legendary Hughes, whose recent shadowy globetrotting had caused a sensation in newspapers around the world. It was this conversation that gave Irving the idea to write the 'autobiography' of Howard Hughes. Skillfully convincing the publishing world that he had the direct input of Hughes himself, his colleagues and friends, Irving wrote his book, interweaving accurate research with outlandish fiction, and sold it to a publisher for a record advance of $1m, hitting headlines around the world...But eventually the tall tale unravelled - the book was unmasked as a hoax. Irving went to prison and the sensational manuscript, described as 'the most famous unpublished book of the century', lay untouched for over 30 years - until now. For the first time, here is the incredible, unexpurgated life story of one of history's most intriguing figures.

Buy Howard Hughes book by Howard Hughes from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781844545612
ISBN-10: 184454561X
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 154mm x 30mm)
Pages: 397
Imprint: John Blake Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Howard Hughes

Outer Limits by Howard Hughes Outer Limits, Paperback (April 2014)

*The detailed companion to the best sci-fi movies from the beginnings to now *Includes inside stories of over 50 movies, great poster-art & full criticism

Cinema Italiano by Howard Hughes Cinema Italiano, Hardback (April 2011)

'Cinema Italiano' is the first book to discuss comprehensively and in depth Italian cinema, both popular and arthouse. It is illustrated throughout with rare stills and international posters from this revered era in European cinema and reviews over 350 movies.

» View all books by Howard Hughes


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Howard Hughes book by Howard Hughes and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Howard Hughes

Clifford Irving is the author of twenty novels and works of investigative journalism, published worldwide. Portrayed by Richard Gere, he is the subject of the 2007 Miramax film, 'The Hoax'; but Irving maintains that 'The movie is itself a hoax'. With his Australian wife he lives in Colorado and Mexico, writing and painting, although his chief preoccupation, he says, 'is to understand some small part of the nature of existence'.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Howard Hughes close
Outer Limits by Howard Hughes
When Eagles Dared by Howard Hughes
Cinema Italiano by Howard Hughes
Cinema Italiano by Howard Hughes
Spaghetti Westerns by Howard Hughes
Aim for the Heart by Howard Hughes
Stagecoach to Tombstone by Howard Hughes
Crime Wave by Howard Hughes
American Indian Wars by Howard Hughes
Spaghetti Westerns by Howard Hughes
Recent books by Clifford Irving close
Hoax by Clifford Irving
» close