- Series: Bruce Lee Library
- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (November 27, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0804832307
- ISBN-13: 978-0804832304
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.7 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,249,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon (Bruce Lee Library) Paperback – November 27, 2000
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From Publishers Weekly
People were drawn to the charismatic Lee (1940-1973) not only by virtue of his physical skills as a martial artist but also by his words as a teacher. Lee spoke in a uniquely concise, passionate and honest style that made people want to listen to him. The intensity of his words and presence is expertly captured in this wonderfully illustrated book. Based on editor Little's short documentary film Bruce Lee in His Own Words, the narrative traces Lee's life from his childhood in Hong Kong up to his death in 1973. It features quotes from Lee on the subjects that were most important to him: humanity, family, acting and, of course, martial arts. Lee speaks with conviction about these matters and makes use of both allegory and humor to get across his points. The book also features stills from Lee's movies and television appearances, as well as personal photos of Lee with his family. In all, this is an enjoyable, nostalgic read that goes behind the camera, allowing the reader to see Lee not as a legend but as a human being. Even 27 years after his death, interest in Lee remains strong, and so this book should prove popular, not only among his fans but students of the martial arts; sport and fitness stores and centers are an obvious ancillary outlet. (Nov.)
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"Packed with tales about his youth in Hong Kong, his acting career in America, and his philosophies on fighting."—Maxim
"…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
"One look at this book and you won't be able to put it down…brilliantly assembled photographic essay."—Martial Arts & Combat Sports
"[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
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To be honest, it wasn't what I expected. It is better! There are a lot of personal photos of the LEe family and although it appeared to be mainly photos, upon further inspection I discovered there is also a tremendous amount of text and information squeezed in too. All and all he and I are very pleased. Thank you.
I wish the book would have included the story of Brandon Lee, son of the dragon.
I am very happy to have bought this book because I appreciate the person Bruce Lee more after reading his life story.
I would recommend this biography to those who like biographies.
Thank you Amazon