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Howard Hughes: His Life and Madness Read & Download Ç 4 Ó Howard Hughes has always fascinated the public with his mixture of secrecy dashing lifestyle and reclusiveness This is the book that breaks through the image to get at the man Originally published under the title Empire The Life Legend and Madness of Howard HughesTyle and reclusiveness This is the book that breaks through the image to get at the man. I don't usually read biographies or autobiographies unless I am a fan of the person or if it is highly recommended This was neither to me I only started reading it because I saw it in the library's returns pile and I was in a reading slump with no idea what I wanted to read Despite that I'm glad I picked it up because it was one of the most interesting biographies I've read in a while

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Originally published under the title Empire The Life Legend and Madness of Howard Hughes. Howard Hughes sort of represents the American dream nightmare Talented yet misguided in business affairs Sort of a dreamer who didn't have a practical bone in his body yet had his Dad's money to do things He wanted to create yet eventually destroyed everything he put his hands on The great thing about this book is that they go into the money deals that were made and one wants to shake his shoulders and say to Hughes 'don't do itOne of the great things about this book is that they reprint a lot of the Hughes memos to his employees They are both hysterical and very sad at the same time Stuff like having his driver go to the newsstand and pick out a paper in the middle of the pile because it's unlikely it was touched by human hands

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Howard Hughes His Life and MadnessHoward Hughes has always fascinated the public with his mixture of secrecy dashing lifes. When I was growing up I heard a lot about Howard Hughes the reclusive genius businessman A man who dated beautiful women who was a Hollywood mogul who was a major player in the airline industry someone who became a player in Las Vegas gambling and so on Well I was wrongThis book's subtitle includes the term madness I had also heard that he was eccentric but I was not aware how his debilities created huge problems for him as a businessmanA few examples He took over RKO studio one of the major studios in Hollywood He produced a few good movies but he ended up producing rather few In the process the studio became a losing proposition Or when he owned and ran TWA a then premier airline company When jets became the norm he was paralyzed and could not pull the trigger on purchasing enough jets to allow TWA to compete As a result he lost control of the companyWhat about his playboy image Surely he dated many women He ultimately married Jean Peters an actress But the circumstances were bizarre She had to make appointments to see him or even phone him They seldom lived together An indication of a difficulty with other peopleHe hated paying taxes and was always on the lookout for finding ways to reduce his tax burden His Howard Hughes Institute for medical research was an exampleLater on his mental problems became overwhelming as he lived with little contact with humans letting his nails grow very long unable to make business decisions and so onHe did have successes His Spruce Goose flew He was in fact a very good pilot One of his companies was a successful defense contractorA fascinating portrayal of an iconic figure who never lived up to his reputation And who ended up an almost pathetic figure