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by Ian Halperin

ePub The Governator: From Muscle Beach to His Quest for the White House, the Improbable Rise of Arnold Schwarzenegger download
Author:
Ian Halperin
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978-0061990045
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0061990043
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William Morrow (October 12, 2010)
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Viii, 342 pages, pages of plates : 24 cm. Reveals the untold story of Arnold Schwarzenegger, chronicling his journey from Mr. Universe bodybuilder to Hollywood hit-maker to governor of California.

Viii, 342 pages, pages of plates : 24 cm.

Ian Halperin writes about the seemingly charmed life of Arnold Schwarzenegger

Ian Halperin writes about the seemingly charmed life of Arnold Schwarzenegger. He does a good job on explaining Arnold's motives and drives - if ever there was a self made man this is it. However Ian says he had to go undercover to get some answers from both Arnold and his wife Maria's acquaintances, because they would incur the Schwarzenegger's wrath otherwise.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. The former Austrian bodybuilding icon turned movie action hero turned governor of California is portrayed in all his larger-than-life glory in The Governator, an intimate biography that masterfully chronicles the twists and turns of Schwartzenegger’s amazing true-life Horatio Alger story.

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Ian Halperin (born August 17, 1964 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian investigative journalist, writer and documentary filmmaker. The Governator: From Muscle Beach to His Quest For the White House, the Improbable Rise of Arnold Schwarzenegger. HarperCollins Publishers. His 2009 book, Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson was a best-seller on the New York Times list on July 24, 2009. He is the author or coauthor of nine books including Celine Dion: Behind the Fairytale, Fire and Rain: The James Taylor Story and Hollywood Undercover. He coauthored Who Killed Kurt Cobain? and Love and Death: The Murder of Kurt Cobain with Max Wallace.

The former Austrian bodybuilding icon turned movie action hero turned governor of California is portrayed in all his larger-than-life glory in The Governator, an intimate biography that masterfully chronicles the twists and turns of Schwartzenegger’s amazing true-life Horatio Alger story.

From Muscle Beach to Hollywood superstar to The Governator-Ian Halperin . The Governator : From Muscle Beach to His Quest for the White House, the Improbable Rise of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

From Muscle Beach to Hollywood superstar to The Governator-Ian Halperin, investigative journalist and 1 New York Times bestselling author, reveals the untold.

From Muscle Beach to Hollywood superstar to The Governator—Ian Halperin, investigative journalist and # 1 New York Times bestselling author, reveals the untold story about the outsized and often outrageous Arnold Schwarzenegger. The former Austrian bodybuilding icon turned movie action hero turned governor of California is portrayed in all his larger-than-life glory in The Governator, an intimate biography that masterfully chronicles the twists and turns of Schwartzenegger’s amazing true-life Horatio Alger story.

  • This book is a compilation of previews bios of Arnold, so if you read previews ones no need to bother on this one.

  • Good book, however do not tell all information about the Governator.

  • There's no doubt that Arnold Schwarzenegger is a great subject to write about. His life has been rather charmed. At the same time, he's worked far and away harder than most people to get what he wanted. He's planned each step in his road to success.

    It's therefore unfortunate the author gave us a mere rehash of what we've already read. While he went to Arnold's home town and traveled extensively, interviewed friend and foe, he came up with little that is new. We still see the same brilliant yet boorish, charismatic yet unlikable character that's in all biographies about the man.

    Schwarzenegger is neither vilified nor made into a saint in the book. It's a fair look into his life. The problem is that there's nothing especially new.

    We read about the subjects womanizing, his ambition, his inclination to be a self-promoter. But these are all things we've read so many times before. We get a glimpse into his personal life --- but only a glimpse.

    The author uses information directly out of other books rather than come up with fresh, first-hand information. An extensive search on the Internet would produce pretty much the same thing.

    Having paid twice what the book is selling for in the Amazon Marketplace currently, I'm frankly disappointed.

    While I find the writing good and the logical progression compelling, the lack of new information makes this an especially unneeded biography.

    -- Susanna K. Hutcheson

  • Good deal Arnold makes head way pass the bill.

  • Hard to believce a so-called respectable publisher would publish this utter piece of you know what. It's unreadable hack work at its worst. It's only value is as a case study in what another California politician once referred to as "puke journalism." If that's your thing buy this book. On a scale of one to ten, this book is a negative five.

  • This book was beautifully written, such a great read to discover the man, myth, and legend of Arnold! Really opens your eyes to Arnold's world, and why he is the way he is. Such passion, such drive, and such a love of life. A great book, and a MUST READ for any fan of Arnold.

  • Ian Halperin writes about the seemingly charmed life of Arnold Schwarzenegger. He does a good job on explaining Arnold's motives and drives - if ever there was a self made man this is it. However Ian says he had to go undercover to get some answers from both Arnold and his wife Maria's acquaintances, because they would incur the Schwarzenegger's wrath otherwise. After looking at some pictures of him in `disguise'- sunglasses while training with Lou Ferrigno, one can't wonder if the author was really being `put on' that the interviewees didn't suspect him. He also 'goes undercover' and poses as a body building promoter. Other reports are from neighbors or people who say certain events happened in Arnold's life, and of course the reports of inappropriate behavior are covered in detail and much depth throughout the years. Tales of backstabbing and how Arnold taunts others and his insensitive streak are reported in many instances.

    There is just a lot of negativity, so it is surprising that some of the last words in the book is how he would vote for Arnold for president, if the Constitution could be changed. There is some jumping back and forth in the time line and then what he considers his ultimate undercover job - posing as a Republican?
    A history of body building is given and there are some pictures, however none of Arnold's younger years. Much of the history and style of the Kennedys is gone into and how they have pulled strings in different instances to help Arnold. Of course then there is the strange statement from Halperin that Teddy's Chapaquiddick instance happened on the night of the Apollo moon landing; when the moon landing was 2 days later. One wonders what other facts might have been mixed up?
    This is another example of a gossipy book and if that is what you want to read then this is for you.

  • As a former competitive bodybuilder I've always admired Arnold and that is the only reason that I read as much of this book as I did. I made it over halfway through before the author's biases caused me give up. The author, no doubt a pencil-necked geek, was unable to write a full chapter without trying to uncover some kind of Nazi-like or bigoted tendencies in Arnold's past. Every tired, worn out liberal paradigm was trotted out; Republicans are uncaring, if one is from Germany or Austria one must have admired Hitler, if one was white and succeeded one must be racist....and on and on and on. And I haven't even mentioned the obligatory discussion of homosexuality. No achievement could be written as standing on its own merit, there must be some hidden Freudian (is that redundant?) meaning behind Arnold's actions. If someone is hoping to read an interesting biography of the life and successes of Arnold it's best to forget this book; unless of course their world view is completely shaped by every PC cliche and liberal talking point currently in vogue.