Paul Bowman is respected as an expert on Bruce Lee here in the UK and has often appeared in various documentaries giving his views on Mr Lee. However,when it comes to the 'Treasures of Bruce Lee', there are quite a few inaccuracies and omissions which is a shame as I'm sure he worked hard with the Bruce Lee estate to help publish it. The photos, which as an another reviewer pointed out the print is so small its barely readable.The photo captions are misleading in their information and well known faces shown in the photos don't even get a mention. Stills from enter the dragon for example showing Bruce posing a fight routine with Bolo are described as an actual fight scene ( which never took place). The time line for the placement of Artifacts seems out of sync with the chapters its supposed to represent.
Facsimile documents are are also wrongly captioned. Who was the proof reader for this book? as it wasn't Paul Bowman as I'm sure he might have corrected a few issues. My copy came with a couple of pages missing and a number of artifacts missing as well. So not best pleased. The book is feels like a cash-in on the recent documentary 'Iam Bruce Lee' as evidenced by the logo on the cover. Its a nice coffee table book and a introduction to Bruce Lee for the uninitiated, but if your an aficionado don't expect any surprises on the info front.
On the plus side, there are a number of never seen before ( well I haven't seen them before) photos from the Lee family album and from his films as well.The color advertisement posters for all of his films are really nice to look at and would look superb if framed and hung on a wall.
Treasures of Bruce Lee could be so much better if it had been edited properly and Proof read.