Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit : a Biography

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Frog Books, 1994 - 329 pages
Bruce Lee was an innovative martial artist, not only in the training hall but on film. He played Kato to the Green Hornet on the 1967-8 Twentieth Century Fox Television series of that name. He was the star of The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, Game of Death, and Enter the Dragon. He also studied for a philosophy doctorate at the University of Washington and won the Hong Kong cha-cha championship as a teenager in 1958. A multifaceted charismatic figure who would stand out in a crowd of hundreds, he was also a family man who valued his privacy. From Hong Kong to California, the author has spoken with those who knew Bruce Lee well, and he brings to light much new information. We follow Bruce through his rowdy childhood, his early martial arts training, his journey to America to claim U.S. citizenship, his romances, fights, and meteoric course through Hollywood and the Hong Kong film industry. The book closes with a sweeping presentation of Bruce Lee's philosophy, followed by a comprehensive Bruce Lee source list for both film and print media.
 

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Table des matières

Childhood
3
Kung Fu
13
Fighting Crazy
23
Ruby Chows
31
The Shadow
41
Summer in Hong Kong
49
Linda
55
Fighting Fit
61
Collapse
189
Goals
197
July 201973
203
Part Two Legend and Reality
211
Women
213
Foul Play?
219
Beyond the Limits
231
A New Bruce Lee?
235

Screen Test
67
The Green Hornet
75
Jeet Kune Do
81
StudentMaster
89
The Warrior
99
The Silent Flute
107
Longstreet
115
The Big Boss
125
Fist of Fury
133
Way of the Dragon
143
Game of Death
157
Enter the Dragon
171
Legend
247
and Reality
257
The Essential Bruce Lee 30 Fighting Spirit
267
The Roots of Combat
273
Mastery
285
Completing the Circle
291
Dedication
297
Films and Publications
299
Wing ChunAnd Beyond
307
Sources and Reading List
311
Index
319
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Bruce Thomas is the author of Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit -- the definitive full-length biography of Bruce Lee. He trained in Kung Fu with the late master Derek Jones. Bruce is also the former bass player with Elvis Costello and the Attractions. His book about life on the road with the band, The Big Wheel, was short-listed for the Ralph J. Gleason prize for music writing and became a cult classic - it is shortly to be reissued by Helter Skelter. His 'novel' autobiography, On The Road, Again, is to be published by Bentwyck Henry Publisher.

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