Howard Hughes His Life and Madness

ISBN-10: 0393326020
ISBN-13: 9780393326024
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Prologue: Death in Mexico
The Early Years
The Family
The Rock Eater
Mother
Tragedy
Power Play
Hollywood
The Legend Begins
Celebrities and Censors
Hero
Young Man in a Hurry
Record Breaker
Race Around the World
The War Years
The "Hate Hughes Club"
Strange Bedfellows
The Flying Boat
"An Awful Smell"
The Senate Investigation
The XF-11 Crash
Circus on the Potomac
Surprise Flight
Movies, Missiles, and Communists
The RKO Takeover
Turnabout
The Red Menace
Revolt at Culver City
"A Hell of a Mess"
Another Bosom Brouhaha
The Counterfeit Charity
Political Insurance
Seeds of Disaster
The Rise of the Mormons
The $400-Million Order
Where Is the Money?
Breakdown
Mysterious Marriage
Crisis
Asylum
Showdown with Wall Street
Retreat
TWA v. Hughes
The Germ War
Manhunt
The Victor and the Spoils
A New Career
The Guest Who Overstayed
Maheu's Old Friend
April Fool's Day
Lord of the Desert
Las Vegas on $178,000 a Day
The Public-Relations Blitz
Masterplan
Warning from Washington
Out of Control
A Rival
The Emperor's Lieutenants
A Grave Conspiracy
A Nose for News
Boxcar
The $90-Million Mistake
Helicopters
The Lobbying Coup
The "Buy-in"
The Billion-Dollar Deal
Merely a Millionaire
Cornering a Market
A Hughes Lesson
The Hijacking of Air West
"Air Worst"
Squeeze Play
Washington's Rubber Stamp
Gold Fever
"Comstock Shares Showed Moderate Gains"
A Parade of Prospectors
A Pig in a Poke?
The President's Brother
The Sting
Turning Point
Rumblings
Ouster
The Empire Changes Hands
The Political Connection
"I Can Buy Any Man in the World"
The Secret Investment
The Secret Mission and Secret Alliance
Life in Exile
Hoax
The $350-Million Giveaway
Invalid
Watergate
Under Fire
The Hughes Connection
The Well-Wired Source
Hughesgate
"The Bastille"
The Million-Dollar Burglary
The Cia's Best-Kept Secret
Project Jennifer
The Mell Stewart Problem
Cover Story
The Last Year
The Legacy
The Last Fight
The Candyman
Where Is the Will?
The Fight for the Fortune
Cover-up
The Mormon Will
Fallout
Death by Negligence?
Epilogue: A Summing Up
Chronology
Appendices
Sources
Notes
Index

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