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Steve McQueen: Living on the Edge Hardcover – 25 Apr 2010


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: JR Books Ltd; First Edition edition (25 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906779791
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906779795
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 841,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Writer, actor, director, and former journalist and Hollywood publicist Michael Munn has written 21 books, including "John Wayne: The Man Behind the Myth" and "Jimmy Stewart: The Truth Behind the Legend."

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Skeptic on 18 Oct 2010
Format: Hardcover
I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!I am a huge Steve McQueen fan and automatically buy every book written about him, this book was no exception. I saw it serialised in the Sunday Times and immediately ordered a copy from Amazon.. Started reading it last night and with every page I became more and more skeptical about the authenticity of this book. It just does not add up! Why would Sam Peckinpah invite a 17 yr old kid down to Cornwall to view his 'pre production' for a film? He says he was working for the publicity department of the 'Cinerama' film company at the time, surely his employers would have insisted he take some photos of this unique opportunity? None appear!
How about this unexpected meeting with Steve McQueen over breakfast, any photos of him and the biggest star of the day? Nope, not a one! My first hint that this could possibly be a work of fantasy was when he describes how McQueen invites him to 'take a ride with him' on the back of a bike: "if you do this he'll be your friend for life. If you don't, you'll lose face" (says Peckinpah apparently) McQueen "disappeared from the house, and returned an hour later with the biggest motorbike I have ever seen" Oh really? So you want me to believe McQueen went off to who knows where in deepest Cornwall and manages to locate a motorcycle dealer and purchase the "biggest bike I have ever seen" and return in an hour? Hmm suspicious!
(You would have thought any local bike dealer would have some recollection of selling the great Steve McQueen a motorbike and be able to verify this story? Apparently not...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Neil Franklin on 20 Sep 2010
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OMG....Gutter press writers like this one must love buyers/readers who will buy anything with a Steve Mcqueen title ...I am one of the leading experts in the UK on Steve Mcqueen's life and film history and this man as Steve McQueen: A Tribute to the King of Cool never met or was ever in the same room as Mr Mqueen .There is not photo or written evidence anywhere suggested he ever was and trust me if it was written or photographed I would have seen it! This is all just Hello/ Heat magazine based trash writing and anyone who truly believes any of this nonsense should read some real fact based books by great writers such as Marshall Terrill , a man who has written many books with people who were Mr Mcqueens true friends.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wingate on 24 July 2014
Format: Hardcover
Having read the book and read the reviews I then went to both Wikipedia and IMDb.It would appear that the author was a messenger boy and publicist with Cinerama Releasing and also an extra.So it has to be said that this all rather throws a dubious light on his claims to have spent long periods of time with McQueen.The book itself is reasonably interesting,though I dislike the author's reliance on supposition when he just doesn't know.McQueen would appear to have been the supreme egotist who left a legacy of great films and some bad memories with those who had to deal with him in his lifetime.
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