Steven Spielberg by Susan Goldman Rubin
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From "Jaws" to "E.T.", "Schindler's List" to "Saving Private Ryan", Steven Speilberg has created many of the most popular and respected movies ever made. This work presents a definitive portrait of a man whose childhood paved the path he would take. This biography is compiled through extensive interviews with members of Spielberg's family and the people he has worked with most closely, including John Williams and Richard Dreyfuss. Behind the scenes information on the making of Spielberg's films and interviews with the stars of his movies let readers look at the creative process up close.

About Susan Goldman Rubin

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Susan Goldman Rubin grew up in the Bronx and dreamed of becoming an artist. She illustrated her first three picture books but then turned to writing nonfiction, mainly about art and history, and is the author of more than 55 books for young people. Her titles include Diego Rivera: An Artist For The People, They Call Me A Hero: A Memoir of My Youth, Music Was It! Young Leonard Bernstein, Everyone Paints! The Art and Lives of the Wyeth Family, and Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi. Most recently Susan has created board books based on fine art for very young children. Her titles include Counting with Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol's Colors, and Matisse: Dance For Joy. Susan has been an instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program for 20 years.
Published October 1, 2001 by Harry N. Abrams. 96 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Young Adult, Children's Books.

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E.T., Schindler’s List, and An American Tale—these seemingly disparate movies all came from the mind of Steven Spielberg, arguably one of the most influential people in the history of cinema.

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Fans of film will revel in this behind-the-scenes look at Spielberg's childhood, movies and the choices that led to his stellar career.

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