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American Rebel

  • Paperback $16.99

    Sep 07, 2010 | 400 Pages

  • Ebook $12.99

    Oct 06, 2009 | 416 Pages

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“The story of a man who goes from small-time jazz pianist and gas-station attendant to Hollywood leading man reads like a rich movie plotline. All the sex, brawls, and gunslinging are here.”

Praise for Reagan: The Hollywood Years

“A fascinating portrait.”

“Eliot’ s book is poised to provide something interesting: a fresh look at subject matter well worth dusting off. . . . The genesis of Reagan’s later public persona is closely charted here.”
New York Times

Praise for Jimmy Stewart“It was a wonderful–and long–life, and Eliot . . . covers it all.”
USA Today

“Elucidates how a skinny guy with zero sex appeal molded himself into an enduring star.”
Entertainment Weekly

“Stewart deserves critical reassessment and a seat closer to the front row of the film pantheon. Eliot makes a solid case for Stewart’s merits, and he gives us a decent, eminently likable man.”
Hollywood Reporter

Praise for Cary Grant“A fascinating and thorough portrait . . . Eliot does a good job of cracking the screen fantasy.”

“Highly readable . . . Glimpses of the debonair leading man’s dark side are the most intriguing elements of this welcome biography.”
People (three stars)

“Keeping the actor’s astonishing career firmly in view, Eliot assembles a portrait that shows the dark shadows behind the gleaming facade, while also revealing Grant’ s own shrewdness in maintaining that fictional persona.”
Washington Post

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