Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

A Biography

Large Print - 2011
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Steve McQueen is one of America's legendary movie stars, also known for his turbulent life off-screen and his impeccable style. His physical beauty, his soft-spoken manner, his tough but tender roughness, and his aching vulnerability had women swooning and men wanting to be just like him. Today--nearly thirty years after he lost his battle against cancer at the age of fifty--McQueen remains "The King of Cool." Yet few know the truth of what bubbled beneath his composed exterior. Now, film historian Marc Eliot chronicles McQueen's tumultuous life, from his hardscrabble childhood to his rise to Hollywood superstar, to his struggles with alcohol and drugs and his fervor for racing fast cars and motorcycles, disclosing intimate details of his three marriages as well as his numerous affairs. Perhaps his greatest talent was to be able to convince audiences that he was who he really wasn't, even as he tried to prove to himself that he wasn't who he really was.--From Crown Archetype publisher description.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2011.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410442208
1410442209
Branch Call Number: 791.43028 MCQUE ELI
Characteristics: 553 pages ; 23 cm.

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steve1961 Aug 09, 2015

One of the weakest celeb bio's I've read. Barely readable, mostly because McQueen was such a fascinating character that it's just about impossible to write a completely uninteresting book about him. Though it seems as if ol' Mark Eliot sure tried his darndest.

willy56 Aug 21, 2013

McQueen had a tough time getting to where he did and he didn't deal with his fame well.
I do like the author Marc Eliot's work and have read everything he has written.

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KennyG
Feb 23, 2012

Lots of details.
Did not hold my interest very long.
Rough childhood and a sex addict.
I liked his movies and his TV series.

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