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4.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 5 4.13 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Hack Narrator: Dan Cashman Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Howard Hughes would have hated this book...because he never wanted the truth to be told. As the man who knew Hughes best for 17 years and to whom he referred publicly as his alter-ego, I now believe that the entire story has finally been told. (Robert Maheu)

Howard Hughes was a true American original: legendary lover, record-setting aviator, award-winning film producer, talented inventor, ultimate eccentric, and, for much of his lifetime, the richest man in the United States.

His desire for privacy was so fierce and his isolation so complete that even now, 25 years after his death, inaccurate stories continue to circulate, and many have been published as fact. Hughes explodes the illusion of his life and exposes the man behind the myth. He was a playboy whose sexual exploits with Hollywood stars were legendary. He was a man without compassion; an entrepreneur without ethics; an explorer without maps; and ultimately, an eccentric trapped by his own insanity, sealed off from reality, who died a lonely and - until now - mysterious death.

Newly uncovered personal letters, over 110,000 pages of sealed court testimony, recently declassified FBI files, never-before-published autopsy reports and exclusive interviews reveal a man so devious in his thinking, so perverse in his desires, and so influential that his impact continues to be felt even today. From entertainment to politics, aviation to espionage, the influence and manipulation of this billionaire has left an indelible and unique mark on the American cultural landscape. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nora | 3/3/2011

    " I bought this book at a dollar store so I didn't have high expectations of it but it really turned out to be a fantastic book. If you have an interest in Howard Hughes, I recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rod | 7/28/2010

    " An excellent biography that I would highly recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kalil | 8/12/2009

    " Hughes is a fascinating character. This is a very well-researched book but the writing was difficult to swallow- author indulged in strange and repetitive word choices. Still worth a read simply because of the outrageousness of Hughes' life and behavior. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chelise | 7/16/2009

    " For biographies I would give this book a 5, but since biographies aren't my favorite style to read, I had to give it a 4. Talk about the most interesting person I've ever heard of in my life! "

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