Bruce Lee by John Little
The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon ( Library)

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A behind-the-scenes look at the life of the most extraordinary martial artist of all time—Bruce Lee.

Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon is a photographic catalog of all facets of this fascinating man, from the start of his career to his untimely and tragic death in 1973. This book reveals a quiet family man behind the charismatic public persona. It shows the real Bruce Lee—the man who was so much more than an international film and martial arts celebrity.

This brilliant photo essay—compiled and edited by Bruce Lee expert John Little with the assistance of Lee's widow, Linda Lee Cadwell—reveals never-before-published family photos, including rare photos of Bruce's childhood in Hong Kong. Tender moments with his children are caught on camera and action shots from his martial arts films are shown.

With a preface by his daughter Shannon Lee and a foreword by wife Linda, the text is drawn directly from Bruce Lee's own diaries and journals. Based on the award-winning Warner Bros. documentary, Bruce Lee: In His Own Words, sections include:Chronology of the Life of Bruce LeeEarly Years—why he began studying gung fu (kung fu) and took up wing chun, his first starring role, and his return to the USHollywood—why he got the part in The Green Hornet, teaching Steve McQueen, James Coburn and Stirling Silliphant, filming Enter the Dragon, The Way of the Dragon, Fist of Fury and more, training and acting with Chuck Norris, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dean Martin and Sharon Tate, and the creation of Jeet Kune Do (JKD)Family—meeting Linda, having children, daily life

About John Little

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\John Little is the worldÆs preeminent authority on Bruce Lee and his work. The editor of Striking Thoughts, he is also the publisher of Bruce Lee magazine and managing editor of Knowing Is Not Enough, the official newsletter of the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Nucleus, as well as director of the Bruce Lee Educational Foundation.
Published November 27, 2000 by Tuttle Publishing. 200 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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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.

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Given that Bruce Lee has become a hero to millions, a truly global icon far beyond the bounds of Hong Kong martial arts movies, it’s not surprising that, some four decades after his sudden demise, there is a mighty amount of mythologising which continues to this day.

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