Next to Hughes by Robert Maheu
Behind the Power and Tragic Downfall of Howard Hughes by His Closest Advisor

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A close advisor of Howard Hughes offers an intimate look at the eccentric multimillionaire's final years, discussing his legendary paranoia, business deals, political influence, and more. $40,000 ad/promo.
 

About Robert Maheu

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Hack has been an investigative writer for 20 years, covering Hollywood and the media for much of that time. He frequently appears on television as a commentator.
 
Published April 1, 1992 by Harpercollins. 289 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Business & Economics, History. Non-fiction

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Eventually, however, the high-living, Las Vegas-based Maheu ran afoul of the so-called Mormon Mafia, whose members danced personal attendance upon the ailing, drug-addicted Hughes, and he lost his plush post as the mad industrialist's chief surrogate toward the end of 1970.

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Billionaire Howard Hughes's business aide Maheu, writing with freelancer Hack, recounts how during 30 years, starting in 1957, first in Los Angeles and later in Las Vegas, he not only controlled the world's richest man's financial empire (airlines, mines and casinos) but accumulated a large perso...

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