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The Resource Steve McQueen : the salvation of an American icon, Greg Laurie with Marshall Terrill

Steve McQueen : the salvation of an American icon, Greg Laurie with Marshall Terrill

Label
Steve McQueen : the salvation of an American icon
Title
Steve McQueen
Title remainder
the salvation of an American icon
Statement of responsibility
Greg Laurie with Marshall Terrill
Title variation
Salvation of an American icon
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Join Greg Laurie as he takes a cross-country drive in his 1968 Highland Green Ford Mustang 390 GT through the canyons of Malibu, the alleys of Hollywood, the wide and open roads of the Midwest, the streets of New York, as he traces the wooly geography of actor Steve McQueen's life, relationships, career and spiritual journey. This iconic muscle car was the vehicle McQueen drove in his most raucous and enduring film, Bullitt. In the 1960s, McQueen was, according to box office receipts, the biggest movie star of his generation and one of the coolest men to ever walk the planet. Greg Laurie was a teen at the time and an ardent fan of ''The King of Cool,'' first mesmerized by McQueen in 1963's The Great Escape. Like millions of cinema fans, Greg developed a lifelong fascination with the actor. Now he has a chance to tell McQueen's story. McQueen was a complex, contradictory man who lived the same way he drove his motorcycles and cars: fearlessly, ruthlessly and at top speed. After a lifetime of fast cars, women and drugs, McQueen took a surprising detour. In this book, Laurie thoughtfully interviews members of Steve McQueen's family, friends, co-stars, associates, widow and pastor to tell of the dramatic life-change for the actor in the spring of 1979— six months before McQueen was diagnosed with terminal cancer. What were the critical steps that led McQueen to make such a life-altering decision? Perhaps more importantly, why is that part of his story so rarely told? This book answers these questions. Greg Laurie will follow the seeds of Christianity that were sown throughout McQueen's improbable life where a Light finally shone into the darkness of his troubled life. These seeds miraculously germinated, allowing McQueen to see that redemption through Jesus Christ is a lasting truth more glittering and real than any magic of the entertainment industry." --
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Description provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laurie, Greg
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.M547
LC item number
L38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Terrill, Marshall
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McQueen, Steve
  • Actors
  • Christian biography
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Label
Steve McQueen : the salvation of an American icon, Greg Laurie with Marshall Terrill
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note. Introduction. All I need's a fast machine -- The widow and the preacher man -- The last chance ranch -- Don's garage -- Laurieland -- Julian and Charlene -- Hog heaven -- The father who wasn't there -- House of horrors -- Two schools of thought -- A death sentence -- New York state of mind -- The blob and the Bible -- California dreamin' -- The American dream -- A man and his castle -- Motherless child -- The canyon -- The monster within -- The fall -- A Jamaican seed -- The towering Babel -- Nothing new under the sun -- The visitor -- Broad beach memoirs -- Learning to fly -- Hello, preacher nan! Somebody up there likes me -- A test of faith -- Knockin' on heaven's door -- See you in heaven. Postscript : good news in a bad world
Control code
sky289112107
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781946891051
Isbn Type
: HRD
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 07/18
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Steve McQueen : the salvation of an American icon, Greg Laurie with Marshall Terrill
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note. Introduction. All I need's a fast machine -- The widow and the preacher man -- The last chance ranch -- Don's garage -- Laurieland -- Julian and Charlene -- Hog heaven -- The father who wasn't there -- House of horrors -- Two schools of thought -- A death sentence -- New York state of mind -- The blob and the Bible -- California dreamin' -- The American dream -- A man and his castle -- Motherless child -- The canyon -- The monster within -- The fall -- A Jamaican seed -- The towering Babel -- Nothing new under the sun -- The visitor -- Broad beach memoirs -- Learning to fly -- Hello, preacher nan! Somebody up there likes me -- A test of faith -- Knockin' on heaven's door -- See you in heaven. Postscript : good news in a bad world
Control code
sky289112107
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781946891051
Isbn Type
: HRD
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 07/18
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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