Bruce Lee Letters of the Dragon: The Original 1958-1973 Correspondence
So much has been written about Bruce Lee-the martial arts superstar whose combination of strength, agility and charisma are legendary. But seldom are we able to peel back the veneer of Lee’s public image to view his true character. Bruce Lee’s Letters of the Dragon does just that-offering a highly personal view of the man through letters written to friends and family. These convey all the optimism, tenacity, integrity and intense loyalty for which he is known and adored by millions of people today.
This unparalleled collection of personal correspondence begins with his high school days in Hong Kong and continues throughout the period when he was working as an actor in America and in Hong Kong. It ends in 1973, the year of his untimely death at the age of just 32.
“Most important is how private and human this collection of letters will make you feel about Bruce. Here are not only his teachings and expertise, but his weaknesses, doubts, and his burning desire to grow as a person.”- Matthew Kaplowitz, Fight Nerd
“Letters of the Dragon: Correspondence, 1958-1973 collects hundreds of letters from the movie star, mostly to his family. His fond and matter-of-fact missives about shooting schedules and his pets make it easy to forget what a huge star he was.” – Publishers Weekly
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Bruce Lee (1940-1973) was a martial artist, film actor, filmmaker, philosopher and the founder of the original mixed martial art known as Jeet Kune Do-"the way of the intercepting fist." As an actor, Lee became a cultural icon. He was born in San Francisco but spent his formative years in Hong Kong. His groundbreaking action films sparked intense interest in the Asian martial arts in the West. His most famous film is Enter the Dragon (1973). He was an avid student of all forms of martial arts along with Eastern and Western philosophy and is regarded today as the most influential martial artist who ever lived. Lee moved beyond the rigid traditional style of martial arts to develop his own free-form, modern style of Jeet Kune Do.
John Little is considered one of the world's foremost authorities on Bruce Lee, his training methods, and philosophies. Little is the only person who has ever been authorized to review the entirety of Lee's personal notes, sketches, and reading annotations. Little's articles have appeared in every martial arts and health and fitness magazine in North America. John is an expert in the fields of martial arts, bodybuilding, and physical conditioning.
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