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Bob Hope: A Tribute
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on November 24, 2016
Very interesting , learned much about his personality that I did'nt know.
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on March 23, 2013
Very good book, and a great deal by the seller. Print is larger, I assume, for those with visual problems, but that only makes the reading go faster. Book was in fantastic shape, and a comprehensive look at America's number one entertainer. Started out as a pat on the back type of book, but by the halfway point, the author left no stone unturned.
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on January 7, 2014
I didn't think I was ordering a large print edition. I intended to mail it as a gift, but it was too heavy to put into my package.
I also thought it would have photos inside. No photos. So I was disappointed with this book.

Mary Owens
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This is an excellent tribute to Bob Hope written within months
of his death. The work has many memorable pictures of Bob with
Dorothy Lamour, James Cagney, Lucille Ball, Charlie Chaplin,
Bing and the famous USO Tours which were a trademark for the
performer. The author describes Bob's early work in Cleveland,
performances with the Jolly Follies, the Ziegfield Follies of '36,Casanova's Big Night and various co-host performances for the '56 Academy Awards, Christmas caravans and virtually every tour of any consequence. This work is a fitting tribute to
Bob Hope. It will be treasured by his many fans throughout the
USA and the world. The book would make a great gift for any
of his many fans .
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on September 27, 2008
This is an excellent biography of Bob Hope. It is also a great history book. It also offers up a nice slice of history in America and some of the world during Bob Hope's lifetime. The 1920s and 1930s are described as being like a completely different country: regional and national acts seemed to stop at small cities across Ohio.

Bob Hope was talented, and a hard worker. He was also sort of a Cad or a Lout, but it was more acceptable to be that way back then. I like the part about how he thought there would be no war in Europe, based partly on the fact that Nazi Germany was the biggest export market for American movies back then. During virtually all of Bob Hope's peak earning decades, most of his income was in the 71 to 85 percent tax bracket. He, and many others, got around this by claiming it in corporations which employed more people and had a lower tax bracket. It seemed to work well.
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on September 18, 2003
This one's definitely worth reading. You get a very human version of Hope, a lot of respect but no mindless worship. And Strait knows how to tell a story and write for an audience in a way that keeps you constantly entertained.
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