Robert Redford: The Biography by Michael Feeney Callan

By Michael Feeney Callan

The long-anticipated biography of Robert Redford.

Among the main generally in demand Hollywood stars of his new release, Redford has seemed onstage and on-screen, in entrance of and in the back of the digicam, incomes Academy, Golden Globe, and a large number of different awards and nominations for appearing, directing, and generating, and for his contributions to the humanities. His Sundance movie competition remodeled the area of filmmaking; his motion pictures outlined a new release. the United States has come to grasp him because the Sundance child, Bob Woodward, Johnny Hooker, Jay Gatsby, and Roy Hobbs. yet merely now, with this revelatory biography, can we see the magnificent and complicated guy underneath the Hollywood façade.

From Redford’s own papers—journals, script notes, correspondence—and 1000s of hours of taped interviews, Michael Feeney Callan brings the mythical megastar into concentration. this is his scattered relations historical past and stressed adolescence, his rocky commence in performing, the loss of life of his son, his star-making courting with director Sydney Pollack, the construction of Sundance, his political activism, his creative successes and screw ups, his friendships and romances. it is a candid, fabulous portrait of a guy whose iconic roles on-screen (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance child, the entire President’s males, The Natural) and directorial brilliance (Ordinary humans, Quiz Show) have either outlined and obscured the most celebrated, and, in the past, least understood, public figures of our time.

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Thus accused, Peukert fled London and the movement. After spending two and a half years on the Continent, he showed up in America and resumed his radical activities; eventually an anarchist commission in London determined there was no evidence he was a spy.

Rinke, born in 1853, was a highly regarded anarchist figure with a long, lively career as a rebel, and his close friendship with the esteemed Peter Kropotkin boosted his status within the movement. ” But Peukert was an anarchist of strength and sway— and he was Johann Most’s bitterest rival. The Autonomist anarchists, as their name suggested, emphasized individual independence, freedom from bureaucracy, and resistance to all forms of authority. Convinced that any established organization contained the seeds of tyranny, they feared the emergence of a single leader within the anarchist movement.

She is one of us,” declared Sasha. Yet Berkman and Goldman’s accounts of their first meeting differ on many points. Sasha believed they met on a chilly day in November; Emma was certain that their first encounter occurred on August 15, 1889, in stifling heat. Emma thought August 15, 1889, was a Sunday; it happened in fact to be a Thursday.  Sasha invited his new friend, whom he dubbed “Comrade Rochester,” to hear Johann Most speak the next evening. Emma was already an ardent fan of Most’s work— she had started reading his journal, Freiheit, shortly t h e t r io 31 after the arrests of the Haymarket anarchists— and she was eager to see the man close up.

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