Furious Love by Sam Kashner
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century

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From veteran entertainment reporter Sam Kashner and biographer Nancy Schoenberger comes the definitive account of the greatest Hollywood love story ever told—the romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Kashner has interviewed Elizabeth Taylor numerous times and is the only journalist given access to her extensive collection of personal letters and journals, and he and Schoenberger have also interviewed the Burton family at length, including Burton’s actress daughter Kate. This is truly an authorized and singularly informed biography of these two larger-than-life stars, and of their glamorous, volatile, and audacious relationship.
 

About Sam Kashner

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Sam Kashner, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, is the author of three books of nonfiction and one novel, Sinatraland.
 
Published June 3, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 546 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Hollywood Kryptonite, the Bulldog, the Lady, and the Death of Superman, 2006, etc.) examine the union of Hollywood actors Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, larger-than-life figures who inspired the fevered fascination of their public and presaged the current age of media obsession with the pri...

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The New York Times

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Taylor has shared Burton’s hot-and-heavy correspondence with Sam Kashner, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, and Nancy Schoenberger, the author of “Dangerous Muse: The Life of Lady Caroline Blackwood.” So it makes sense that Kashner and Schoenberger are protective of their generous subject.

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BC Books

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After reading this great review of Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century by husband and wife team Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger I had to check it out for myself.

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The Wall Street Journal

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In the grand tradition of celebrity marriage, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton hold a special place.

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New York Journal of Books

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.”), divorced again and went their separate ways, each to new marriages, and Burton ultimately to an early death.Furious Love not only rehashes the story of Liz & Dick, but places it—vividly, colorfully—in the mind’s eye as the pages fly by, recreating not just the story of lovers as doomed as an...

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The Washington Times

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No question but that Miss Taylor and Burton were iconic figures of their age almost from the very moment Richard Burton was cast to play Marc Antony opposite Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra.

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Los Angeles Times

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Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger are the latest in a lengthy line of writers and memoirists to assess Taylor and Burton's epic romance, and the subtitle of their new book — "Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century" — suggests their particular jumping-off ...

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Pajiba

I never know that Elizabeth Taylor and Tim Burton were married!” After being one-half of the most famous couple in the world, not to mention an acting giant, it’s too bad that Richard Burton is somewhat forgotten in the realm of celebrity these days.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Those unfamiliar with "the brawling Burtons" will find juicy anecdotes in abundance here, but Furious Love rises above mere celebrity gossip by humanizing the mythic couple, taking readers deep into their A-list world of conspicuous consumption and private pain.

Jun 21 2010 | Read Full Review of Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylo...

Chicago Tribune

Elizabeth Taylor and her husband Richard Burton apparently rented three suites when they checked into hotels—one above and another below their own.

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Islington Tribute

Only then did Sally know she – and their two daughters – had lost him.

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