Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon

Book - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
Examines the life of the martial artist through photographs of Lee as a child and young adult, as well as his days as a film star, accompanied by his own commentary.

Tuttle Pub
A photographic record of all facets of this fascinating man, from the start of his career to his untimely death nearly 35 years ago

A behind-the-scenes look at the life of the most extraordinary martial artist of all time—Bruce Lee.

Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon is a photographic catalog of all facets of this fascinating man, from the start of his career to his untimely and tragic death in 1973. This book reveals a quiet family man behind the charismatic public persona. It shows the real Bruce Lee—the man who was so much more than an international film and martial arts celebrity.

This brilliant photo essay—compiled and edited by Bruce Lee expert John Little with the assistance of Lee's widow, Linda Lee Cadwell—reveals never-before-published family photos, including rare photos of Bruce's childhood in Hong Kong. Tender moments with his children are caught on camera, and action shots from his martial arts films are shown.

With a preface by his daughter Shannon Lee and a foreword by wife Linda, the text is drawn directly from Bruce Lee's own diaries and journals. Based on the award-winning Warner Bros. documentary, Bruce Lee: In His Own Words, sections include:
  • Chronology of the Life of Bruce Lee
  • Early Years—why he began studying gung fu (kung fu) and took up wing chun, his first starring role, and his return to the US
  • Hollywood—why he got the part in The Green Hornet, teaching Steve McQueen, James Coburn and Stirling Silliphant, filming Enter the Dragon, The Way of the Dragon, Fist of Fury and more, training and acting with Chuck Norris, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dean Martin and Sharon Tate, and the creation of Jeet Kune Do (JKD)
  • Family—meeting Linda, having children, daily life
This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features:
  • Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts
  • Bruce Lee: The Tao of Gung Fu
  • Bruce Lee: Artist of Life
  • Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon
  • Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body
  • Bruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do

Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Tuttle, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780804832304
Branch Call Number: 796.8092 LEE
Characteristics: xvii, 180 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Little, John R. 1960-


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Mar 13, 2018

Believe me - When it comes to being the ultimate master of the art of "Chop-Socky" - I'd say that (even 44 years after his tragic death) Bruce Lee still reigns supreme.

Published in 2000 - "The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon" gives the curios reader a very well-rounded pictorial history of both the personal and the professional life of world-champion marital artist, Bruce Lee (birth-name - Lee Jun-Fan).

With a preface penned by his daughter, Shannon Lee, and a forward written by his wife, Linda - This first-rate biography, containing some never-seen-before photos. also includes numerous quotes made by Bruce, himself, in his happy heyday.

(*Note*) - In 1973 - Bruce Lee (32 at the time) died very unexpectedly from what is believed to be an allergic reaction to the tranquilizer known as meprobamate.

Jul 20, 2015

Some interesting photo's and comments from Bruce Lee, and if you are a fan, a good book to delve into. You will learn a lot about him, especially his family life, making you like him all the more. This gives additional reason to grieve his untimely death.

deleuzerimbaud Apr 04, 2015

Excellent testament to the life of Bruce Lee, filled with pictures, adages and biographical curiosities.

Shytie88 Dec 09, 2012

Very good book with information about Bruce Lee's life and career. The pictures are great. The pictures that show his family are my favorites.

Ólive Jul 04, 2012

he is the karate master he is a legend and i love all his acting and kicking butt

flash2121 Jul 03, 2012

profound words and love for life...

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