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Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon (The Bruce Lee library) Paperback – 1 Sep 2000
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" Bruce Lee books are now also available in ebook format That's great, it's nice if you're traveling to take everything with you in one little small container so-to-speak." Martial Thoughts Podcast"
"Packed with tales about his youth in Hong Kong, his acting career in America, and his philosophies on fighting."--Maxim
"[An] expansive collection of photos, from his Hong Kong childhood to fatherhood with son Brandon."--Men's Fitness
"Childhood snapshots, behind-the-scenes Hollywood images, and rare candid photos combine to form a scrapbook of Bruce's whole life."--Inside Kung Fu
"One look at this book and you won't be able to put it down...brilliantly assembled photographic essay."--Martial Arts & Combat Sports
..".Bruce Lee books are now also available in ebook format...That's great, it's nice if you're traveling to take everything with you in one little small container so-to-speak." --Martial Thoughts Podcast
-Packed with tales about his youth in Hong Kong, his acting career in America, and his philosophies on fighting.---Maxim
-[An] expansive collection of photos, from his Hong Kong childhood to fatherhood with son Brandon.---Men's Fitness
-Childhood snapshots, behind-the-scenes Hollywood images, and rare candid photos combine to form a scrapbook of Bruce's whole life.---Inside Kung Fu
-One look at this book and you won't be able to put it down...brilliantly assembled photographic essay.---Martial Arts & Combat Sports
-...Bruce Lee books are now also available in ebook format...That's great, it's nice if you're traveling to take everything with you in one little small container so-to-speak.- --Martial Thoughts Podcast
The celebrated life of bruce Lee in his own words, illustrated with rare family photographs and stills from his movies and television appearances
in the pages of bruce Lee: The Celebrated life of the Golden Dragon, we invite you to examine the real bruce Lee, the man behind the image—the man who was so much more than an international film and martial arts superstar. in a brilliantly assembled photographic essay compiled and edited by John little, this history of the life and career of bruce Lee covers bruce from childhood to international stardom, from the charismatic public persona to the quiet family man. With a preface by Shannon Lee and a foreword by linda Lee Cadwell, the text is drawn directly from bruce Lee's own words, as recorded in his diaries and journals, as well as from interviews and the documentary bruce Lee: in His Own Words
This bruce Lee book is part of Tuttle Publishing's bruce Lee library which also features:
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This incredible book is in fact based on a Warner Bros documentary which was used as the premium for their re-release of Bruce Lee's greatest film, 'Enter The Dragon' in 1998. The documentary was called 'Bruce Lee In His Own Words', and this book is just that. It's almost like an autobiography because all the text is taken from loads of interviews with Bruce Lee himself, his films, and from his diaries and letters. Some of the comments are purely philosofical and it takes a bit of thinking to understand them, while some of them are just him speaking about his childhood and life etc.
The book is split into four sections; The Early Years, Hollywood, Hong Kong, and Family, as well as a Preface written by Bruce's daughter, Shannon Lee Keasler, a Foreword written by Bruce's wife Linda Lee Cadwell, an Introduction written by John Little, and finally an Epilogue, written by Brian Jamieson.
I have to say that probably the most touching part of this book is both the Preface and the Foreword, by Bruce's closest family, which describes their deep feelings towards Bruce, and how when they saw the documentary, 'Bruce Lee In His Own Words', "it was like Bruce was in the room with me again".
Not only has this book got some great text, all taken from things Bruce Lee said through his life, but the other brilliant thing is the photographs, taken from Bruce's films (behind the scenes as well as in front of the camera) and generally from his life. Amongst these are some never-before published family photos, and some rare childhood pictures in Hong Kong. All the pictures are of supurb clean crisp quality, even the slightly older black and white ones.
The editor of this book, and all the other books in the 'Bruce Lee Library' is John Little, who actually directed the documentary that this book is based on, and Bruce's wife, Linda Lee Cadwell, thanks him in the foreword for making such a good job of it all and for not trying to change or translate anything that Bruce has said.
Before reading this book, you can't really appreciate how talented this man really was. People just think that he was great martial artist and actor, but he is so much more. He is a philosopher, a teacher, a poet, winner of the Hong Kong Cha Cha Championships, a loving husband, a role model father, a great actor, director, producer and choriographer, and most of all, THE greatest martial artist that the world has ever seen, and in my opinion, ever will see.
As i have already said, this is THE best book on Bruce Lee both in terms of the text, and the fantastic range of pictures. For any Bruce Lee fan, i cannot emphsise enough that this is an absolute must-have and believe me, if you buy it, you will not be dissappointed in the least and if i could give this book a zillion stars i would. Buy it now!
Where as other books focus only on one aspect about Bruce, this book try's to give you a complete picture about the Man,Husband,Father,Martial Artist,Actor, ect.
For a Bruce Lee fan, this book is a must.
was a very touching picture of Bruce and a very young Brandon laying side by side "soaking up the rays", alas both lie together in death,
truly moving. Any Bruce Lee fan will eat this up, useful also for the Bruce Lee timeline. Top Marks.
It is nice to know the author as a passion for Bruce and really gets to grip and gives a inspiring insight to one of the martial art legends we will seldom ever get the chance to realise what true potential he would have become...
Awe inspiring :)
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