• Examines the events of Newman's life within a historical context and explains their significance to him, as well as their broader impact
• Serves as a substantial and authoritative resource for student research without being overwhelming
• Depicts Newman as a positive role model for being a philanthropist, an individual who avoided the stereotypical life of a Hollywood star, and as a courageous man who pursued new challenges into old age
• Addresses his failings and disappointments to provided a balanced, objective view, portraying him as a human being, not a mythic figure
• Contains over 25 original interviews of Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, and other contemporaries
• Provides a timeline of important events in Newman's illustrious life and career
• Includes a bibliography of all books, articles, and videos to assist students in further research
"For anyone seeking to understand the big deal that Newman was and still is today, 'Paul Newman: A Biography' serves as an excellent telling of his life story."
Midwest Book Review
"He's always been utterly unpretentious and sane," said Hollywood star Warren Beatty of Paul Newman. "Once you've seen your face on a bottle of salad dressing, it's hard to take yourself seriously," Newman himself explained. He did take some things in earnest though, based on this statement: "If you don't have enemies, you don't have character."
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