Tough Without a Gun Humphrey Bogart was an icon in an age of icons: distinctive face, memorable voice. Even his name was atypical. Kanfer, who previously delved into the… Tough Without a Gun Humphrey Bogart was an icon in an age of icons: distinctive face, memorable voice. Even his name was atypical. Kanfer, who previously delved into the… 2011-02-01 Biography Nonfiction Knopf
Book Review

Tough Without a Gun (2011)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Feb 01, 2011; Writer: Stefan Kanfer; Genres: Biography, Nonfiction; Publisher: Knopf

Humphrey Bogart was an icon in an age of icons: distinctive face, memorable voice. Even his name was atypical. Kanfer, who previously delved into the lives of Lucille Ball and Marlon Brando, labors to bring us the man behind the star, but he never gets beneath the celluloid surface. Tough Without a Gun presents a relatively comprehensive guide to the straight facts of Bogart's life — his tony upbringing, his years in theater, his battles with the House Un-American Activities Committee. But it's not quite the stuff that dreams are made of. B-
Originally posted Jan 26, 2011 Published in issue #1140-1141 Feb 04, 2011 Order article reprints
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