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By Jon Winokur, Burt Reynolds

ISBN-10: 0399173544

ISBN-13: 9780399173547

Scandalous, sentimental, frank, and sincere—the final inside of account of a tv and movie icon.

Burt Reynolds has been a Hollywood best guy for 6 a long time, identified for his mythical performances, sex-symbol prestige, and storied Hollywood romances. In his lengthy occupation of stardom, in which he was once no 1 on the field workplace for 5 years in a row, Reynolds has noticeable all of it. But sufficient approximately Me will inform his tale throughout the humans he’s encountered on his impressive trip. In his phrases, he plans to “call out the assholes,” attempt to atone for “being the asshole myself on too many occasions,” and pay homage to the numerous heroes he has come to like and respect.

starting with Reynolds’s formative years as a outstanding soccer participant and the devastating motor vehicle coincidence that ended his activities occupation, But sufficient approximately Me takes readers from the Broadway phases the place Reynolds obtained his begin to his next upward thrust to reputation. From Oscar nominations, to the unfold in Cosmopolitan journal that continues to be a infamous pop-cultural touchstone to this present day, to the monetary judgements that took him from wealthy to negative and again back, Reynolds stocks the knowledge that has come from his many highs and lows. he's additionally prepared, now greater than ever, to dish. Reynolds famously romanced Dinah Shore, Sally box, and Loni Anderson, to call merely the head few; batted eyes at Bette Davis, Greta Garbo, Goldie Hawn, Farrah Fawcett, Marilyn Monroe, Candice Bergen, and such a lot of extra; went a number of rounds (or extra) with the likes of Donald Trump and Helen Gurley Brown; and rubbed elbows with Jon Voight, Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Frank Sinatra, Orson Welles, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Johnny Carson, between many others. via all of it, Reynolds displays on his own pitfalls and recoveries and refocuses his consciousness on his legacy as a father and an appearing instructor, leaving readers with a vintage from one in every of Hollywood’s such a lot enduring and precious stars.

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It was quite ironic that a little more than a year earlier Bondi and I had been treated as dangerous aliens but we were now admitted to work in this most highly secret field! I knew that there would be a long waiting time, usually about 3 months, before the security clearances could be secured. I therefore had to find work for such a period, and I decided to seek it in England’s Lake District which I knew well. I was accepted by the organization that produced the wooden pit props needed in the coal mines to hold up the roof of the seams from which coal had been taken.

One day I received a phone call from the Admiralty in London to say that a messenger was on the way to me with some very important document, which I should study immediately and without interruption until I could report back my findings. Two hours later, the messenger arrived, and he carried with him a stack of papers, blueprints of some kind, in a bundle that was about 2 ft  2 ft  4 in. When it was unwrapped, I saw, to my astonishment, the stamp on each of the sheets “Deutsche Kriegsmarine” (German Navy), with a date stamped on that was only 1 week ago.

What this was doing was identifying the position of the plane in the interference pattern between the direct wave of the radar set from the antenna to the plane, and the indirect wave, due to the reflection at the sea surface. A very simple method, but, of course, it was of the greatest value. Decades later (late 1980s), when the official history of British wartime naval radar research was published by the Naval Radar Trust, Bondi credited Hoyle with having made a major contribution to the effectiveness of radar during actions in the eastern Mediterranean.

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