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 Post subject: Book authors' views of Charlton Heston
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:57 pm 
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Michelangelo

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Several book authors have written about Heston (e.g.: his biography, his films and his political views) since 1970s.

The following are my Collections. I usually bought them in
some second-hand book websites (such as: abebooks.co.uk or abebooks.com)

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From My Cold Dead Hand: Charlton Heston and American Politics
by Emile Raymond 2006



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Charlton Heston: A Biography (1986)
by Michael Munn



Charlton Heston: The Epic Presence (1986)
by Bruce Crowther



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Films of Charlton Heston (1st edition 1977)
by Jeff Rovin



The Films of Charlton Heston (1974) (little book, 46 pages)
by John Williams



I also know the following book-authors wrote about Heston:
Those books are always in my present list :gift: :presents:


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Charlton Heston (Ill. Hist. of the Movies) (1978)
by Michael B Druxman


Charlton Heston (A Pyramid illustrated history of the movies)
by Michael B Druxman


Charlton Heston (Heroes of the Movies S.) by John Williams
Charlton Heston: A Biography. by John Williams


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Charlton Heston: an Incredible Life: (Revised Edition) (2009)
by Michelle Bernier


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 Post subject: Re: Book authors' views of Charlton Heston
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:11 pm 
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Thanks! I didn't know all of these books existed. Amazing job as always, now I can track them down :cheers:

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 Post subject: Re: Book authors' views of Charlton Heston
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:26 pm 
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Michelangelo

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Detective Thorn wrote:
Thanks! I didn't know all of these books existed. Amazing job as always, now I can track them down :cheers:


You are Welcome! I was surprised :o when I found them out several years ago.

ImageCharlton Heston: A Biography (1986) by Michael Munn

On the front flap of the cover page of 'Charlton Heston: A Biography', the publisher wrote:

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In 'Charlton Heston' author Michael Munn takes us behind Heston's multitude of screen personas, and offers a rare view of Charlton Heston the man. Not only Heston's legion of fans, but also any student of American film, will find this
book invaluable.


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 Post subject: Re: Book authors' views of Charlton Heston
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:03 pm 
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The Films of Charlton Heston by Jeff Rovin

Total number of pages: 224 pages
Publisher: Citadel Press (17 Nov 1977), Lyle Stuart (October 1980), Virgin Books (18 Oct 1990)

From the front flap (1977 edition)
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The Films of Charlton Heston covers his complete career, with synopeses, credits, and the actors's comments on most of the films in which he appeared. The four hundred-odd photographs include many never-before-published candids from the actors's private collection.


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 Post subject: Re: Book authors' views of Charlton Heston
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:24 am 
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Very interesting thread! I was away for my exams for some days, and I am happy to have come back and found this one. :applause:

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 Post subject: Re: Book authors' views of Charlton Heston
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:09 am 
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I have all these Chuck books, and the Michelle Bernier book is the worst 'biography' ever written. Some of the pages are blank and some only have two lines on them. Its total rubbish, Bernier even gets Heston's birthday wrong in the very first sentence!


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 Post subject: Re: Book authors' views of Charlton Heston
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:56 pm 
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I said about the same thing about Bernier's quasi-book on the Heston Bibliography thread, though I wasn't as direct as James :lol: ; unfortunately, James is on the mark - I was really surprised when I first received that thin book; it was like something a 5th-grader might put together as a classroom project. I'm also surprised that she's able to sell it on Amazon - I suppose many Heston fans buy it out of curiosity (I know - I was one of them). :roll:

Yesterday, I received my copy of Munn's book from an Amazon seller:
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This turns out to be a hardcover edition, but it's a library copy! :o There are date stamps on the inside front dating from 1987 to 1994. Hmm... does this mean I'm the one who now has to return it..? :-? There must be a hefty fee by this time..! :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Book authors' views of Charlton Heston
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:16 pm 
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Charlton Heston: THE EPIC PRESENCE

From the back cover:
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In this illustrated survey of Heston's career, Bruce Crowther discusses the full range of Heston's portrayals and examines the somewhat unfair categorization of this always-compelling actor in the minds of some critics and much of the public as an 'epic actor'; he also looks into the personality, working methods and off-duty interests of the man who parted the Red Sea.


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 Post subject: Re: Book authors' views of Charlton Heston
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:22 pm 
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The front cover of the Charlton Heston: The Epic Presence


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 Post subject: Re: Book authors' views of Charlton Heston
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:34 pm 
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ImageFrom My Cold, Dead Hand: Charlton Heston and American Politics
by Emile Raymond 2006



from back cover:

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"Part history, part biography, part film criticism, From 'My Cold, Dead Hands' is the compelling story of superstar Charlton "Moses" Heston and how he become one of the nation's most influential conservative activists by engaging in the culture wars, campaigning for political candidates who stood up for America, and defending the Second Amendment withoug apology."
--Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought at the Heritage Foundation


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