Hughes, the Private Diaries, Memos and Letters

Hughes, the Private Diaries, Memos and Letters

The Definitive Biography of the First American Billionaire

Book - 2001
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Sporting a somewhat mysterious subtitle, as billionaire recluse Howard Hughes seems not to have kept any diaries, this biography tells the story of the man who built a huge economic empire and carried on affairs with numerous starlets, only to grow increasingly mentally unstable in his older years. Journalist Hack relies on letters, declassified F.B.I. files, memos, and the recollections of Hughes business partner, Robert Maheu, whose autobiography was cowritten with Hack. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : New Millennium Press, 2001.
ISBN: 9781893224353
Branch Call Number: 338.767092 Hughe-H
Characteristics: 444 pages


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Jun 29, 2017

I love this book! I have the audiobook version and I learned so much about him!

Apr 13, 2014

I'd heard of Hughes growing up, and I saw "The Aviator" and of course being in Oregon knew of the Spruce Goose. But I had no idea of just how fascinating and tragic his life really was. Simultaneously an amazing genius and despicable creep, his descent into paranoid madness is a fascinating tale. No doubt he'd have been a real jerk even without the mental problems, but seeing the big picture of his incredible life is well worth the read.

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