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Citizen Hughes

Citizen Hughes by Michael Drosnin - [ Edition: first ] - from BookHolders (SKU: 5980107)
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Citizen Hughes

by Michael Drosnin

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ISBN 10
0030418461
ISBN 13
9780030418464
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[ Edition: first ]. Fair Condition. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Torn pages: YES ] Publisher: Henry Holt & Co Pub Date: 8/1/1987 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 532

Synopsis

Portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese movie The Aviator, Howard Hughes is legendary as a playboy and pilot--but he is notorious for what he became: the ultimate mystery man. Citizen Hughes is the New York Times bestselling expose of Hughes's hidden life, and a stunning revelation of his "megalomaniac empire in the emperor's own words" (Newsweek).At the height of his wealth, power, and invisibility, the world's richest and most secretive man kept what amounted to a diary. The billionaire commanded his empire by correspondence, scrawling thousands of handwritten memos to unseen henchmen. It was the only time Howard Hughes risked writing down his orders, plans, thoughts, fears, and desires. Hughes claimed the papers were so sensitive--"the very most confidential, almost sacred information as to my innermost activities"--that not even his most trusted aides or executives were allowed to keep the messages he sent them. But in the early-morning hours of June 5, 1974, unknown burglars staged a daring break-in at Hughes's supposedly impregnable headquarters and escaped with all the confidential files. Despite a top-secret FBI investigation and a million-dollar CIA buyback bid, none of the stolen secret papers were ever found--until investigative reporter Michael Drosnin cracked the case.In Citizen Hughes, Drosnin reveals the true story of the great Hughes heist--and of the real Howard Hughes. Based on nearly ten thousand never-before-published documents, more than three thousand in Hughes's own handwriting, Citizen Hughes is far more than a biography, or even an unwilling autobiography. It is a startling record of the secret history of our times.

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Bookseller Inventory #
5980107
Title
Citizen Hughes
Author
Michael Drosnin
Book condition
Used - Fair Condition
Quantity available
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Edition
[ Edition: first ]
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0030418461
ISBN 13
9780030418464
Publisher
Henry Holt & Co
Place of Publication
New York, Ny, U.s.a.
This edition first published
1985
Keywords
0030418461

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