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Orson Welles, Volume 2: Hello Americans Hardcover – 4 May 2006

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd (4 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224038532
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224038539
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 4.3 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,163,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Callow is a match for his subject in terms of showmanship but he has gifts
of analysis that eluded Welles" -- Christopher Sylvester, The Sunday Times

"A vivid, sympathetic account… provides a definitive explanation of Welles’s ultimate, lingering downfall." -- Financial Times

"Hello Americans is full of witty asides… Enchanting" -- Christopher Silvester, The Sunday Times

"The research is breathtaking. The book is bursting with details, references and anecdotes" -- The Times, James Christopher

"The research is breathtaking. The book is bursting with details, references and anecdotes" -- The Times

"Welles’s packed schedule is rifled through with chatty elegance" -- Sunday Telegraph, Catherine Shoard

'Callow’s authoritative analyses, and the honest, modest tenor of his gorgeous prose, are a joy to read.’ -- David Isaacson, The Word

'[A] universal story of hubris, wasted talent, and celebrity achieved at much too young an age.' -- Spectator

`Book of the Year', as chosen by Philip French. -- The Observer

`The only biog really worth it's salt this year...reliably
entertaining, wise and sane'
-- Catherine Shoard, Evening Standard

Book Description

From Citizen Kane to Macbeth, the second volume of Simon Callow's brilliant, definitive biography of Orson Welles explores the beginning of the end of Welles' Hollywood career. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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