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The Real Life and Legacy of Howard Hughes

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The Real Life and Legacy of Howard Hughes

The Real Life and Legacy of Howard Hughes

The Real Life and Legacy of Howard Hughes

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Before he was a famous recluse — codeine-addicted and obsessive-compulsive — tycoon Howard Hughes was a record-breaking pilot, a moviemaker and playboy. Hughes is the subject of a new film, The Aviator, and a new biography, Howard Hughes, written by former Hughes Aircraft test pilot George Marrett. We review the life of the larger-than-life Hughes.

Guest:

George Marrett, author of Howard Hughes : Aviator (Naval Institute Press, November 2004).