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Legend of Bruce Lee, The by  Alex Ben Block - Paperback - First Edition 6th Printing - 1974 - from Fully Booked and Biblio.com

Legend of Bruce Lee, The

by Block, Alex Ben

Condition: Fair


New York: A Dell Book Published by Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 1974. Repaired; Handwriting/Printing Impressions to Front Cover; Heaving Scuffed on Front, Rear Covers, Spine; Moderate Creasing on Front, Rear Covers, Spine; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Heavily Chipped; Spine Slightly Cocked; Moderate Yellowing Due to Age. The first time anywhere! The sensational life and strange death of the King of Kung Fu! With exclusive photos. BOOK NUMBER: 4811. BACK COVER PHOTO: National General Pictures. CONTENTS: Introduction; 1 The Protector of San Francisco 2 Gung Ho for Kung Fu 3 Lady Love a Dragon 4 Kato 5 The Feast in Hollywood East 6 The Dragon Breathes Fire 7 Hong Kong Heart Throb 8 Dragons Too Grow Weary 9 Enter the Dragon 10 Mounting Problems 11 Bury the Dragon 12 The Midnight Mover 13 The Boom from Angela Mao's Room 14 Instant History 15 Author's Confessions; A Final Note; Bibliography. SYNOPSIS: THE MOST EXCITING LEGEND OF OUT TIME! The childhood and developing years of Bruce Lee, when he was torn between east and West. His discover of the martial arts and how he became a supreme master of them. His fantastic movie-making career as the world's first Oriental superstar. His marriage, his love life, his diet, his use of drugs, his philosophy. His friends, his enemies, his worshippers. The startling truth behind his strange death. And much more--including a very candid exclusive interview with the beautiful Angela Mao-ying, the fabulous star of Deep Thrust and Bruce Lee's companion in films. All revealed for the first time in the most intimate portrayal of the incredible Bruce Lee ever published! - and - KING OF KUNG FU His unique mastery of the martial arts put his personal stamp on this most ancient of traditions as he shared with the world what once had been the exclusive property of the privileged few. His larger-than-life energies, appetites, ambitions and genius filled his career with glory, scandal, rumor and controversy--from his earliest appearances in public to his strange and shocking death. The movies he made have become classics of their kind, destined to stand forever as supreme presentations of Kung Fu. Whatever he did, whatever he said, however he acted in public and in private, there has never been anyone quite like him, and there is no one who can replace him. In death, as in life, Bruce Lee remains the King of Kung Fu--and here for the first time is his incredible story.. First Edition 6th Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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