9781596910249

The Full Burn On the Set, at the Bar, Behind the Wheel, and Over the Edge with Hollywood Stuntmen

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    9781596910249

  • ISBN10:

    1596910240

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-28
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Summary

Bestselling author and acclaimed journalist Conley takes readers inside one of the most fascinating and dangerous jobs in the world--the Hollywood stuntman--and explains why they do what they do.

Author Biography

Kevin Conley is the author of the national bestseller Stud: Adventures in Breeding. He has written for GQ, the New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, and the New York Times Magazine, among other publications. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Amy, and their children, Max, Sarah, Jack, and Gloria.

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“A fascinating chronicle of the Hollywood stunt world.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Brisk and entertaining…From chapter to engaging chapter, Conley blends film history with his subjects’ realistic assessments of athleticism, sexism, death and technological innovations of the mechanical and computerized kind…Conley develops an impressive camaraderie, access and feel for the stunt world.”—Publishers Weekly

“So interesting that it’s difficult to stop reading.”—School Library Journal

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