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Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragonby John Little
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andlt;bandgt;A behind-the-scenes look at the life of the most extraordinary martial artist of all timeand#8212;Bruce Lee.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragonandlt;/iandgt; is a photographic catalog of all facets of this fascinating man, from the start of his career to his untimely and tragic death in 1973. This book reveals a quiet family man behind the charismatic public persona. It shows the real Bruce Leeand#8212;the man who was so much more than an international film and martial arts celebrity.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This brilliant photo essayand#8212;compiled and edited by Bruce Lee expert John Little with the assistance of Lee's widow, Linda Lee Cadwelland#8212;reveals never-before-published family photos, including rare photos of Bruce's childhood in Hong Kong. Tender moments with his children are caught on camera and action shots from his martial arts films are shown.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;With a preface by his daughter Shannon Lee and a foreword by wife Linda, the text is drawn directly from Bruce Lee's own diaries and journals. Based on the award-winning Warner Bros. documentary, andlt;iandgt;Bruce Lee: In His Own Wordsandlt;/iandgt;, sections include:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;Chronology of the Life of Bruce Leeandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Early Yearsand#8212;why he began studying gung fu (kung fu) and took up wing chun, his first starring role, and his return to the USandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Hollywoodand#8212;why he got the part in andlt;iandgt;The Green Hornetandlt;/iandgt;, teaching Steve McQueen, James Coburn and Stirling Silliphant, filming andlt;iandgt;Enter the Dragonandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The Way of the Dragonandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Fist of Furyandlt;/iandgt; and more, training and acting with Chuck Norris, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dean Martin and Sharon Tate, and the creation of Jeet Kune Do (JKD)andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Familyand#8212;meeting Linda, having children, daily lifeandlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;
"Willing is not enoughand#8212;we must do." These famous words from the most powerful martial arts superstar who ever lived represent the essence of his life. The images and texts in andlt;iandgt;Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragonandlt;/iandgt; recall the notable achievements and thoughts left by this leading icon of the martial arts world.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;From his childhood to his international stardom, the book reveals a quiet family man behind the charismatic public persona. It shows the real Bruce Leeand#8212;who was so much more than an international film and martial arts celebrity. This brilliant photo essay is compiled and edited by Bruce Lee expert John Little. With a preface by Shannon Lee and a foreword by Linda Lee Cadwell, the text is drawn directly from Bruce Lee's own diaries and journals, as well as from interviews and the award-winning documentary andlt;iandgt;Bruce Lee: In His Own Wordsandlt;/iandgt;.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;For fans of Chuck Norris, martial arts, Wing Chun, Jeet Kune Do, and the Green Hornet, this book reveals the full range of Lee's talents and achievements through stunning and rare photography spanning the period from his early stage career in Hong Kong to his worldwide success as an actor and martial arts phenomenon. Selected with the assistance of Lee's widow, Linda Lee Cadwell, John Little presents a photographic catalog, accompanied by descriptive commentary, of all facets of this fascinating man, from the start of his career to his untimely and tragic death in 1973.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;John Littleandlt;/bandgt; is the world's preeminent authority on Bruce Lee and his work. He is the former associate publisher of Bruce Lee magazine, former managing editor of Knowing Is Not Enough the official newsletter of the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Nucleus, and former director of the Bruce Lee Educational Foundation. He's shared this information with Lee's fans in his other edited books published by Tuttle Publishing, including: andlt;iandgt;The Art of Expressing the Human Body, Bruce Lee: Artist of Life, Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee's Commentaries on the Martial Way, Letters of the Dragon, The Tao of Gung Fu: A Study in the Way of Chinese Martial Art,andlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Livingandlt;/iandgt;.
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