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Bob Hope: A Tribute Mass Market Paperback – 2 Sep 2003

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Time Warner International (2 Sept. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786006064
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786006069
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 3.4 x 17.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,657,135 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By W. R. Robinson on 23 Jan. 2015
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
A bit repetitive, but very enjoyable.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Bob Hope-A Tribute by Ray Strait 26 Oct. 2003
By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is an excellent tribute to Bob Hope written within months
of his death. The work has many memorable pictures of Bob with
Dorothy Lamour, James Cagney, Lucille Ball, Charlie Chaplin,
Bing and the famous USO Tours which were a trademark for the
performer. The author describes Bob's early work in Cleveland,
performances with the Jolly Follies, the Ziegfield Follies of '36,Casanova's Big Night and various co-host performances for the '56 Academy Awards, Christmas caravans and virtually every tour of any consequence. This work is a fitting tribute to
Bob Hope. It will be treasured by his many fans throughout the
USA and the world. The book would make a great gift for any
of his many fans .
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A Great, Readable Book 18 Sept. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This one's definitely worth reading. You get a very human version of Hope, a lot of respect but no mindless worship. And Strait knows how to tell a story and write for an audience in a way that keeps you constantly entertained.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good book, good deal. 24 Mar. 2013
By richkd - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Very good book, and a great deal by the seller. Print is larger, I assume, for those with visual problems, but that only makes the reading go faster. Book was in fantastic shape, and a comprehensive look at America's number one entertainer. Started out as a pat on the back type of book, but by the halfway point, the author left no stone unturned.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Bob Hope's journey through history 27 Sept. 2008
By Ryan Costa - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is an excellent biography of Bob Hope. It is also a great history book. It also offers up a nice slice of history in America and some of the world during Bob Hope's lifetime. The 1920s and 1930s are described as being like a completely different country: regional and national acts seemed to stop at small cities across Ohio.

Bob Hope was talented, and a hard worker. He was also sort of a Cad or a Lout, but it was more acceptable to be that way back then. I like the part about how he thought there would be no war in Europe, based partly on the fact that Nazi Germany was the biggest export market for American movies back then. During virtually all of Bob Hope's peak earning decades, most of his income was in the 71 to 85 percent tax bracket. He, and many others, got around this by claiming it in corporations which employed more people and had a lower tax bracket. It seemed to work well.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Bob Hope by Raymond Strait - My expectations 7 Jan. 2014
By M W Owens - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I didn't think I was ordering a large print edition. I intended to mail it as a gift, but it was too heavy to put into my package.
I also thought it would have photos inside. No photos. So I was disappointed with this book.

Mary Owens
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