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Steve McQueen: Full-Throttle Cool Kindle Edition
Rediscover, or experience for the first time, the incredible life story of a true American icon.
Steve McQueen said, "I'm not sure whether I'm an actor who races or a racer who acts." Fortunately for us, he was the best of both.
McQueen left an indelible imprint as one of Hollywood's sexiest leading men. His masterful film roles in Bullitt, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Papillion have been often imitated but never repeated. An actor, motorcycle and automobile racer, and all-around gearhead, McQueen also epitomized the American dream, rising from hardscrabble circumstances to become one of the most famous movie stars in the world.
Steve McQueen: Full-Throttle Cool presents McQueen's life story in an artistic, graphic-novel format. It covers his entire life, from his earliest years growing up in a suburb of Indianapolis to his death from mesothelioma. Learn all about his stunning movie career, in which he defined the antihero archetype. The cool panache he brought to the screen was perhaps only matched by his adrenaline-pumping racing exploits. Get the full measure of both from this book.
"The book, by author Dwight Jon Zimmerman and artist Greg Scott (from Motorbooks).... is seriously cool. It covers his whole life in a hundred pages, from acting to racing (both bad and good, though he much preferred racing) with some interesting takes on certain infamous episodes."―AContinuousLean.com
"Complete with striking illustrations and entertaining anecdotes, its an evocative approach to an already much-covered personality."―Automobile Magazine
"All done in a bold realistic drawing style, this is one adventure you won't want to miss. I can't think of anyone who would not have anything but praise for Steve McQueen and this book honors his legacy."―ComicsGrinder.com
"By the time you've finished enjoying this book, there will be little doubt in your mind why McQueen is a patron saint of motorsports, and everything associated with him ranks as holy relic."―Hemmings
"This 96-page graphic-novel-style biography reads with the punch of a teletype and looks like the storyboard of a summer blockbuster. By the time you've finished enjoying this book, there will be little doubt in your mind why McQueen is a patron saint of motorsports, and everything associated with him ranks as holy relic."―Hemmings Muscle Machines
"A graphic novel about everybody's favorite coolest man ever. This Motorbooks publication tells the story of McQueen's career, his racing and motorcycle adventures, and his dedication to charity work."―Hot Rod
"If you're an avid Steve McQueen fan, you need this book in your collection." -"―Mustang Monthly
"Steve McQueen: Full-Throttle Cool is a good introductory graphic novel/biography for motorsports or Steve McQueen fans, as well as readers who might not be as familiar with the man."―Petrolicious
"For fans who want to learn more, there's a new book - a graphic book, really, done in artistic style, with drawings and dialogue - that captures McQueen pretty well."―SeattlePI.com
"We think of these graphic publications as being focused on young teenagers but I think anyone will enjoy this one." -"―The Auto Channel
"I am an avid reader, but I'm not usually one to pick up a biography. This one drew me in, however. The graphic novel format of Full Throttle Cool was a more inviting style that's designed to appeal to a wide range of audiences, and I consumed all 96 pages in a single sitting. McQueen's exploits have a, "Wait, this guy was for real?" quality that keeps the pages turning. The story is told through dialogue and background text, and rises above the occasionally stilted prose that's often found in comics. Motorbooks is an imprint of Quarto Publishing best known for glossy historical tomes on automobiles and motorcycles. This graphic novel is a new direction, and it's an entertaining way to learn about an often-overlooked automotive icon."―TopSpeed.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Dwight Jon Zimmerman is a best-selling and award-winning author, radio show host, and producer and the president of the Military Writers Society of America. Zimmerman has authored the text for several graphic novels, including the acclaimed The Hammer and the Anvil, a dual biography of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. His other titles include The Vietnam War: A Graphic History and Uncommon Valor: The Medal of Honor and the Six Warriors Who Earned It in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is also the co-author, with Bill O'Reilly, of the New York Times number-one bestseller Lincoln's Last Days.
Greg Scott is a comic-book artist who has done stints at both Marvel and DC Comics, working on such series as Gotham Central and Case Files: Sam and Twitch. He's also a film fanatic and he typically watches two movies a day. The aesthetic of film informs his work, more so than traditional drawing. Get sneak peeks at his blog: gregscottart.blogspot.com.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B011F7O5LG
- Publisher : Motorbooks (May 1, 2015)
- Publication date : May 1, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 1292 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 375 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,188,579 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The art work is quite good on places but also really scary in others .
Easy to follow and very quick to read ( about 15 mins for me )
The last page and panel in the book is not my favourite and to be honest in my opinion could have been left out .No one who admires this man and his amazing career does not need to see him laid in a hospital bed with tubes sticking out of his nose clearly dying ( although it is only a drawing I might add) still we all know how he died and how tragically early so we don't need to be remained of this :(