by Ann Sperber


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Ann Sperber and Eric Lax offer therevealing, intimate, definitive biography of the legendary Humphrey Bogart,detailing the arc and span of his personal and professional life—a story oftoil, tragedy, and triumph. Sperber and Lax exploreBogie’s abusive childhood and the three unsuccessful marriages that precededthe lasting love he found with Lauren Bacall, and plumb the depths of hisarduous career working as Warner Brothers’ go-to drudge actor for thirteenyears of B-list films before rising to stardom and ultimately achieving hisplace amongst Hollywood royalty. The Los Angeles Times calls Bogart "animmediate triumph . . . so rich in its research, so compelling in its writing, itis an absorbing human story of the motion picture business in the age ofHumphrey Bogart."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062107367
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/29/2011
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 704
Sales rank: 1,249,689
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

The late A. M. Sperber was born in Vienna, graduated from Barnard College, and was a Fulbright Scholar. She authored the critically acclaimed bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist Murrow: His Life and Times. Bogart is the culmination of the years of research she performed before her death in 1994.

Eric Lax’s books include Faith, Interrupted: A Spiritual Journey; The Mold in Dr. Florey’s Coat; and the international bestseller Woody Allen. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Esquire.

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Michiko Kakutani

“A very well done volume.”

Jack Miles

“The last word on a legend.”

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