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Steve McQueen: A Tribute to the King of Cool Hardcover – October 1, 2010

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Marshall Terrill, who spent three years compiling the information for this book, is a film, sports and music writer and the author of more than a dozen books, including best-selling biographies of Steve McQueen, Elvis Presley and Pete Maravich.

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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Dalton Watson; First edition (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854432400
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854432407
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1.2 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,645,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Edwin Heaven on December 28, 2010
Format: Hardcover
If you like McQueen, you'll love this book. If you love McQueen, you'll want to marry this book. Or adopt it. Or at least take it racing, flying, horseback riding or just kick-assing. Because if you want to get close -- real close -- to The King of Cool, this book is your speedway ticket.

It's like hanging out with the man and his coolest of friends: his girlfriends; his wives; his co-stars; his cohorts. The man was a dynamo, and this book is pure dynamite.

Allow me to note that I've enjoyed all of Mr. Terrill's work -- whether it's rock 'n roll, basketball, motion pictures, you name it -- he knows his subject. And when he puts pen to paper, it's like he's putting the pedal to the metal. He floors it -- and this book will floor you.

Some of you may be tempted to skip around, look at all the incredible pictures, that's cool -- but I suggest reading it from page one. You do that and you'll really feel the force of McQueen's life. It unfolds like a great film -- yet, you'll discover, he's even more heroic in real life than on the big screen. (If that's possible!) He was daring, incredibly talented, streetwise, funny, tough and tender. And each story, each tidbit, is told by movie stars, producers, pals, business associates and acquaintances. If you were one of the lucky ones who got to know him, you want to share your stories with others. And this is what this book is all about: sharing.

I was also intrigued with his widow, Barbi McQueen, who wrote the Foreword. She was a supermodel when she met him and became his super companion. She was one of the few who could keep up with McQueen. She rode fast bikes, flew biplanes, rode horses, lived in an airport hangar with him -- and, like her husband, preferred Old Milwaukee to Dom Perignon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ms Balboa on August 12, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Hi,

I simply looove this book!!

This book gives you the INSIDE information from people that knew Steve best. It shows how fans see and saw him.

Buy it and you will learn why Steve McQueen is, was and always will be the biggest movie star of all time! :-)

... but not only just a movie star !!! :)

> It gets you the closes to knowing who he really was.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Albert J. Mora on November 2, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Like other reviewers, I am honored to have been selected to contribute to this book.

This book is the largest and best-selected compilation in existence of Steve McQueen photographs. That alone makes it a worthshile purchase.

And it is so much more!

It is a compilation of fantastic letters, most of them written by persons who knew McQeen. I did not know him, but I am a rabid fan and was fortunate to have a letter I sent the author included in the book.

The letters add to Steve's long and growing legend. They reveal personally how he came from a humble start and made the impossible leap of lighting up the world's movie screens. He was also a bona-fide professional motorcyclist, auto racer, and martial artist, and was one of the wildest of Hollywood's many legends.

I believe the combo of photos and personal letters in this book makes it unique, and adds to its collectible value.

Marshall Terrill is the world's top Steve McQueen author and expert, and has written a number of other outstanding biographies.

I strongly recommend this great book, and all of Marshall's wonderful work. I believe you won't be disappointed, you'll be delighted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bhakti-rider on December 19, 2012
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Based on all the 5-star ratings, I'd have to say that I was just the slightest bit let down. I like the book, and I don't regret buying it, but I don't think it deserves worship.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AngelDove on February 14, 2014
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Got this for a friend who's a Steve McQueen fan. He loved it. The King of Cool is timeless and this book has interesting facts about him.
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