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The Asylum of Howard Hughes

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Howard Hughes, once the wealthiest man in the world. Handsome. Daring. Reclusive. Movie producer. Aviation pioneer. Then one fateful day his plane crashed and his world was one of pain. He found relief in drugs and came to rely on them more and more. He became reclusive and inaccessible. He surrounded himself with people to help him create an asylum against the outside wor ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published September 28th 2003 by Xlibris Corporation (first published September 2003)
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Jeff
Nov 14, 2015 Jeff rated it really liked it
Jack Real worked with Hughes for years when he was an executive with Lockheed, and eventually started working for Hughes himself in the last years of Hughes's life. He was the only "friend" Hughes had in his last years, the only man who regularly saw Hughes who was not a part of the Mormon Mafia. Real is vicious in his portrayal of Bill Gay and most of the Mormon aides. Interestingly, he portrays Chester Davis in a somewhat warmer light than Gay, where most writers portray Gay and Davis as being ...more
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Sep 06, 2009 Rose rated it really liked it
Real was a personal friend of Howard’s. They worked and flew together. Real gives a personal, believable look at his relationship with Howard and how Howard lived.
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