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The Resource Bruce Lee : a life, Matthew Polly

Bruce Lee : a life, Matthew Polly

Label
Bruce Lee : a life
Title
Bruce Lee
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Polly
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
More than 40 years after Bruce Lee's sudden death at age 32, journalist and author Matthew Polly has written the definitive account of Lee's life. It's also one of the only accounts; incredibly, there has never been an authoritative biography of Lee. Following a decade of research that included conducting more than 100 interviews with Lee's family, friends, business associates and even the mistress in whose bed Lee died, Polly has constructed a complex, humane portrait of the icon. There are his early years as a child star in Hong Kong cinema; his actor father's struggles with opium addiction and how that turned Bruce into a troublemaking teenager who was kicked out of high school and eventually sent to America to shape up; his beginnings as a martial arts teacher, eventually becoming personal instructor to movie stars like Steve McQueen
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Polly, Matthew
Dewey number
  • 791.4'3'028092
  • 791.4'3'028092
  • 791.4'3'028092
  • 791.43028092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Bruce
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Martial artists
  • Biography
Label
Bruce Lee : a life, Matthew Polly
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: U.S.: Simon & Schuster, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781471175725
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
640 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471175725
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Bruce Lee : a life, Matthew Polly
Publication
Note
Originally published: U.S.: Simon & Schuster, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781471175725
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
640 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471175725
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

Library Locations

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