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The Resource Harold : the boy who became Mark Twain, Hal Holbrook

Harold : the boy who became Mark Twain, Hal Holbrook

Label
Harold : the boy who became Mark Twain
Title
Harold
Title remainder
the boy who became Mark Twain
Statement of responsibility
Hal Holbrook
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hal Holbrook's memoir of growing up behind disguises, and his lifelong search for himself. As the Second World War engulfed Europe, Holbrook began acting almost by accident. Yet through war, marriage, and the work of honing his craft, he climbed up the tough mountain of success and achieved it--at a cost to his wife, children, and his own conscience. This is the story of the dark side of Halbrook's eventual fame from performing the man his career would forever be most closely associated with: the iconic Mark Twain.
Summary
This is Hal Holbrook's affecting memoir of growing up behind disguises, and his lifelong search for himself. Abandoned by his mother and father when he was two, Holbrook and his two sisters each commenced their separate journeys of survival. Raised by his powerful grandfather until his death when Holbrook was twelve, he spent his childhood at boarding schools, visiting his father in an insane asylum, and hoping his mother would surface in Hollywood. As World War II engulfed Europe, Holbrook began acting almost by accident. Thereafter, through war, marriage, and the work of honing his craft, his fear of insanity and his fearlessness in the face of risk were channeled into his discovery that the riskiest path of all--success as an actor--would be his birthright. And how he achieved it--the cost to his wife and children and to his own conscience--is the dark side of his eventual fame.--From publisher description
Assigning source
--Adapted from publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
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10009403
Cataloging source
DLC
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1925-
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Holbrook, Hal
Dewey number
  • 792.02/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.H57
LC item number
A3 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Holbrook, Hal
  • Actors
Target audience
adult
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the boy who became Mark Twain
Label
Harold : the boy who became Mark Twain, Hal Holbrook
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
19303015
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
468 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374281014
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010053555
Other physical details
ill. :
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn695390146
  • (OCoLC)695390146
Label
Harold : the boy who became Mark Twain, Hal Holbrook
Publication
Control code
19303015
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
468 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374281014
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010053555
Other physical details
ill. :
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn695390146
  • (OCoLC)695390146

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