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Howard Hughes

Business (24-Sep-1905 — 5-Apr-1976)


Donald L. Barlett. Howard Hughes: His Life and Madness. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.. 2004.

Donald L. Bartlett; James B. Steele. Empire: The Life, Legend and Madness of Howard Hughes. Scranton, PA: W. W. Norton & Co., Inc.. 1979.

Charles Barton. Howard Hughes and His Flying Boat. Aero Publishers. 1982. 272pp.

Jerry Bell. Howard Hughes: His Silence, Secrets and Success. Hawkes Publications. 1976.

Gerlad Bellett. Age of Secrets: The Conspiracy That Toppled Richard Nixon and the Hidden Death of Howard Hughes. Gloucester, Ontario, Canada: Voyageur Publishing. 1995.

Peter Harry Brown; Pat H. Broeske. Howard Hughes: The Untold Story. New York: Dutton Books. 1996. 482pp.

Elaine Davenport. Howard Hughes' Final Years. London: A. Deutsch. 1977.

Noah Dietrich; Bob Thomas. Howard: The Amazing Mr. Hughes. New York: Fawcett Gold Medal. 1972.

Michael Drosnin. Citizen Hughes: In His Own Words: How Howard Hughes Tried to Buy America. New York, NY: Holt Rinehart and Winston. 1985.

Stephen Fay; Lewis Chester; Magnus Linklater. Hoax: The Inside Story of the Howard Hughes-Clifford Irving Affair. New York: Viking Press. 1972. 310pp.

Blythe Foote Finke. Howard R. Hughes: Twentieth Century Multi-Millionaire and Recluse. SamHar Press. 1974.

Suzanne Finstad. Heir Not Apparent. Austin, TX: Texas Monthly Press. 1984. 427pp.

Verl L. Frehner; Chuck Waldron. The Mysterious Howard Hughes Revealed. Trafford Publishing. 2004. 388pp.

Omar Garrison. Howard Hughes in Las Vegas. 1971.

Albert B. Gerber. Bashful Billionaire: The Story of Howard Hughes. 1967.

Richard Hack. Hughes: The Private Diaries, Memos and Letters: The Definitive Biography of the First American Billionaire. Beverly Hills, CA: New Millennium Books. 2001. 444pp.

Charles Higham. Howard Hughes: The Secret Life. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1993. 368pp.

Ron Kistler. I Caught Flies for Howard Hughes. 1976. By Hughes' personal assistant

Ron Laytner. Up Against Howard Hughes: The Maheu Story. New York, New York: Quadrangle Books. 1972.

Robert O. Maguglin. Howard Hughes: His Achievements and Legacy. Long Beach: Wrather Port Properties. 1984. 122pp.

Robert Maheu; Richard Hack. Next to Hughes: Behind the Power and Tragic Downfall of Howard Hughes by His Closest Advisor. Harpercollins. 1992.

George J. Marrett. Howard Hughes: Aviator. Naval Institute Press. 2004. 256pp.

Richard Mathison. His Weird and Wanton Ways: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes. New York: William Morrow. 1977.

John J. McDonald. Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose. TAB Books. 1981.

Terry Moore; Jerry Rivers. The Passions of Howard Hughes. Santa Monica, CA: General Pub Group. 1996.

James Phelan. Howard Hughes: The Hidden Years. New York: Random House. 1976. 201pp.

James R. Phelan; Lewis Chester. The Money: The Battle for Howard Hughes' Billions. Texere Publishing. 1999. 288pp.

Darwin Porter. Howard Hughes: Hell's Angel. Blood Moon Productions. 2004. 620pp.

Jack G. Real. The Asylum of Howard Hughes. Xlibris Corporation. 2003. 308pp.

Harold Rhoden. High Stakes: The Gamble for Howard Hughes' Will. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc.. 1980.

Robert W. Rummel. Howard Hughes and TWA. Smithsonian Institute Press. 1991. 431pp Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series

Geoff Schumacher. Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue. Stephens Press. 2008. 295pp.

Tony Thomas. Howard Hughes in Hollywood. Citadel Press Inc.. 1985. 160pp

David B. Tinnin. Just About Everybody vs. Howard Hughes. 1973. 461pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.677)

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.576)

  9. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.347)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.328)

  11. Who's Who in Aviation History (p.96)

  12. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.743)

  13. Webster's American Biographies (p.518)

  14. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.280)

  15. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.158)

  16. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.267)

  17. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.209)

  18. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.417)

  19. The Guide to Film Directors (pp.397-99)

  20. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.244)

  21. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.354)

  22. Movers & Shakers: The 100 Most Influential Figures in Modern Business (pp.221-23)

  23. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.246)

  24. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.2, p.464)

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