(Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3) [PDF KINDLE] ´ Robert Matzen


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    (Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3) [PDF KINDLE] ´ Robert Matzen After completing this book I'm not sure if I would categorize it as a biography of Carole Lombard or a historical look at a tragic event that took place in an era when commercial air travel was in its infancyThe author does a commendable job of setting the scene of late 1930s and early 40s Hollywood and introd

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    (Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3) [PDF KINDLE] ´ Robert Matzen I began to read this with some trepidation I didn't want these two to lose their luster I also didn't want to cry over them but I was resigned to that – when one of a loving couple is going to crash into a mountain in the course of a book tears are going to happen In the end was the Great Love Affair between Gable and Lombard everything f

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    Read Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3 Free download É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Robert Matzen Robert Matzen æ 2 Review Carole Lombard was one of those rare people in perpetually catty Hollywood who seems not have left behind anyone who could

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    (Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3) [PDF KINDLE] ´ Robert Matzen Robert Matzen æ 2 Review Read Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3 This book is part biography and part the story of a tragic accident in which actress Carole Lombard and twenty one other people lost

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    (Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3) [PDF KINDLE] ´ Robert Matzen This certainly was a page turner I had no problem with the switch between the Lombard biography and the events leading up to the crash I found the biography of Lombard to be bio lite easy to skim and clearly cribbed from the sources The meat of the research went into the files on the crash and the aftermath recovery and final investigation this was very good I like that he gave names and stories of the other vi

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    (Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3) [PDF KINDLE] ´ Robert Matzen OK I devoured this in a day given the intersection of my love of vintage Hollywood calamities and WWII Matzen does a great job with research but I'm giving him four stars instead of five because of his unfortunate reliance on what he called

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    Robert Matzen æ 2 Review Free download É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Robert Matzen (Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3) [PDF KINDLE] ´ Robert Matzen This is a very informative book about one of Hollywood's best loved stars the Dream romance of Hollywood royalty and the

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    Read Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3 Robert Matzen æ 2 Review (Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3) [PDF KINDLE] ´ Robert Matzen The author suggests at the start of the book that he has discovered something about the plane crash that killed

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    Read Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3 (Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3) [PDF KINDLE] ´ Robert Matzen FIREBALL by Robert MatzenOne of Hollywood's biggest tragedies involving one of its biggest mysteries and one of its biggest love storiesIt would have been so easy for Robert Matzen to fill 300 pages with Hollywood glitz romance and grief He would not have been lying or even exaggerating this part of the story that is the crash of TWA3 But those headlines have been covered before Hollywood's ueen of Screwball marries the

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    Robert Matzen æ 2 Review (Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3) [PDF KINDLE] ´ Robert Matzen The further I got into this book the less I liked it The first part is a fairly shallow biography of Carole Lombard with brief flash forwards t

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  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3
  • Robert Matzen
  • English
  • 06 January 2018
  • 9780988502512

Read Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3

Read Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3 Free download É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Robert Matzen Robert Matzen æ 2 Review MountainsideAuthor Robert Matzen digs deep into never before explored corners of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences Library to offer fresh new perspectives on Carole Lombard “the ueen of Screwball” He also explored 2000 pages of federal government and TWA records on the crash and spoke to friends of Carole Lombard and Clark Gable as well as crash experts and family members of the passengers on Flight 3 to tell not one but 22 heartbreaking stories one for each of the souls aboard the doomed airlinerThe gripping page turner Fireball presents the story of the people on the plane the friends and families left behind and the heroic first responders who struggled up a mountain hoping to perform a miracle rescue From the first page to the last Fireball tells a story of accomplishment bravery sacrifice and los. The author suggests at the start of the book that he has discovered something about the plane crash that killed Carole Lombard We are led to believe it is perhaps something sinister because Orson Welles once said at lunch to Henry Jaglom the plane was shot down and those who know know Really that s a revelation With no evidence to support it it s just a man talking at lunch Also Matzen uses the word surreal at least a dozen times and always incorrectlyIn fact Matzen has absolutely nothing new to add to reams of paper spent on the death of Lombard He has TWA s review of the accident and he climbed the mountain himself Do I careThe information on Carole Lombard would be much better reading if the chapters were not divided between Lombard s life and the crash of Lombard s plane After an engaging chapter on Lombard a reader must be depressed by the events leading up to her death And there was a dearth of pictures I also didn t want to read the chapters on the other people who were on the plane I wanted a book about Carole Lombard Instead I got a book with an incredibly tacky title The author even had the bad taste to say that Lombard was a fireball and she died in a fireball Tasteless

Free download É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Robert MatzenFireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3

Read Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3 Free download É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Robert Matzen Robert Matzen æ 2 Review Ver examination of the events that led to that final flight and her death The book also provides a day by day look at the struggles of Clark Gable and Lombard's family friends and fans to cope with the tragedy Lombard became the first Hollywood star to sacrifice her life in World War II The War Department offered Gable a funeral service with full military honors but he refused it knowing that his wife would not approve of such spectacleBut Fireball goes much further and explores the lives of the 21 others on the plane including 15 members of the US Army Air Corps and addresses one of the most enduring mysteries of World War II On a clear night full of stars with TWA's most experienced pilot at the controls of a 10 month old aircraft under the power of two fully functioning engines why did Flight 3 crash into that Nevada. This book is part biography and part the story of a tragic accident in which actress Carole Lombard and twenty one other people lost their lives Much of the wreckage of TWA Flight 3 the commercial airliner which crashed on the evening of January 16th 1942 is still strewn across the side of Mount Potosi in Nevada The author actually climbed to the crash site and it took him four and a half hours to ascend the steep mountain slope It can only be imagined how hard it was to mount a rescue mission on that dark night so long ago However despite so much time passing the author does a wonderful job in recreating those events tracking down living eyewitnesses and accounts from people that were there He tells of how the plane was refuelled at McCarren airfield in Los Vegas where it took off without problems heading for the Birbank Air Terminal where Clark Gable Lombard s husband and the wife of the Hollywood publicist accompanying her were waiting for the plane Lombard should not have even been on board having promised not to fly As well as being accompanied by publicist Otto Winkler she was also with her mother who had made her promise to travel by train due to her fear of flying Desperate to get home uickly Lombard insisted on taking a flight Her mother Elizabeth Peters was a student of numerology and begged her not to take the plane Three was apparently an unlucky number and they were taking Flight arriving at Indianapolis at 3am there were three of them flying and her daughter was 33 years and months old The omens were not good Once aboard they were even asked to disembark to give priority to service personnel but the actress insisted that she was doing valid war work travelling the country selling bonds and fundraising for the war effort and they were allowed to re board This book gives you a biography of Carole Lombard plus gives information on the other passengers These included a young army wife going to join her husband several passengers from the US Army Air Corps Ferrying Command flying bombers to be delivered overseas and obviously the crew After the accident there was a desperate rescue attempt in difficult conditions The book follows what happened the investigation and asks why the accident happened It is a very readable account of a tragic event and the author gives an amazingly detailed account of what happened and the people involved Lastly I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review

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Read Fireball Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3 Free download É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Robert Matzen Robert Matzen æ 2 Review At 500 AM on January 16 1942 actress Carole Lombard Hollywood's ueen of Screwball and the wife of the king of the movies Clark Gable stepped onto a Transcontinental Western Airlines DC 3 designated as Flight 3 in Indianapolis Indiana with her mother Elizabeth Peters and MGM publicity man Otto Winkler Lombard had just completed the first sale of war bonds and stamps in the nation following its entry into World War II Exhausted from five days on the road Carole intended to return to her husband and Encino California home and by the fastest means possible Fourteen hours later Flight 3 lay a flaming pile of debris strewn across the side of Potosi Mountain NevadaFireball provides a fresh look at Carole Lombard's life with plenty of focus on her list of lovers that included Howard Hughes and Clark Gable and presents a first e. I began to read this with some trepidation I didn t want these two to lose their luster I also didn t want to cry over them but I was resigned to that when one of a loving couple is going to crash into a mountain in the course of a book tears are going to happen In the end was the Great Love Affair between Gable and Lombard everything fond fans say it was I don t know Probably not Two words Lana Turner Would they have been divorced in a few years Maybe But it doesn t really matter It s sort of like JFK s presidency cut untimely short there s so much room left for fantasy and imagining And also like JFK s presidency press coverage resulted in a public perception of the situation which didn t bear much resemblance to reality Which goes back to the beginning of this review I kind of like the fantasy the he for her only and she for him illusion It s not any fun to become resigned to the fact that Gable was a dog and Lombard was no saint herself But well the couple in this book are human beings not Movie Stars There s the difference This is the story of a woman described as the kind of friend everyone longs for energetic and loyal and fierce a fireball and the fireball that ended her I knew little enough about her except for her earlier marriage to William Powell her love of animals and the romance with Gable I had no idea about the other accident that changed the course of Carole Lombard s life Shocked I felt stunningly unobservant never to have noticed the scars until I went looking for them They re most definitely there in some pictures I can t say I m not unobservant but in my defense makeup and lighting were used skillfully to hide or at least minimize them Her tremendous heart her salty language and the reason for the language her Causes which ranged from parrots to people and everywhere in between No this exploration of her life and death did not dim Carole Lombard in my eyes Supplemental to the tale of Gable and Lombard and that damned mountain this was a look inside Hollywood of the 20 s and 30 s and how Gable hated playing Rhett Butler but Lombard longed to play Scarlett and the often vicious process of casting and celebrity The result is eual parts biography rescue effort and mystery it s also a love story and an unimaginable tragedy that continues to haunt me as it may haunt you And it s about early air travel the uncertain first steps of the country into war about the other people who were on that damned plane and the people they left behind It could have been a scattered mess but it s not The method in which Matzen tells the history in which the timeline is cut in half and braided until about the 60% point where they catch up to each other and the story of Gable and Lombard is woven together with that of all the other people involved in the fireball works to deepen the story I don t think it s easy to tell a story with a foregone conclusion reading another biography of a beloved celebrity I thought about how I would probably get his death out of the way early and soften the blow a bit I mean as with this book I went into it knowing full well that he died some years ago but the exploration of the long illness that killed him culminating in his death and funeral and a brief aftermath left me a bit wrecked at the end testament to how I felt about the actor than to the book So I liked the fact that there is no coyness or artificial buildup to the very definitely foregone conclusion in Fireball The emotional impact is still powerful the description of the crash is horrific in its detail but it s not what the reader closes the book with for the last time The cause or rather possible cause of the crash is explored and no real answer attained I found it remarkable that even in this story there are conspiracy theories Yeah I cried If I can do it so can you I learned a bit about the Golden Age Hollywood stars I love so much Spencer Tracy and Lucille Ball and William Powell Gable and Lombard And it didn t hurt my affection for them on the contrary They are fully formed in my mind s eye and knowing that I like them as human beings will enhance my enjoyment of their performances We re not really supposed to uote from advance copies of books but well that never really stopped me before and I want to make note of Stand your ground and make it look like you were planting flowers on that ground all the while I d like that cross stitched and framed And I want to close with another uote the author s summation of why I wish I d known the woman born as Jane Alice Peters the soft hearted hard charging caffeine fueled self promoting profanity laced nicotine addicted business oriented and usually optimistic sexpot and perpetual motion machine known to the world as Carole Lombard God bless and angels keep Constantine and the Council of Nicaea: Defining Orthodoxy and Heresy in Christianity, 325 CE vicious process of casting and celebrity The result is eual parts biography rescue effort and mystery it s also a love story and an unimaginable tragedy that continues to haunt me as it may haunt you And it s about early air travel the uncertain first steps of the country into war about the other people who were on that damned plane and the people they left behind It could have been a scattered mess but it s not The method in which Matzen tells the history in which the timeline is cut in half and braided until about the 60% point where they catch up to each other and the story of Gable and Lombard is woven together with that of all the other people involved in the fireball works to deepen the story I don t think it s easy to tell a story with a foregone conclusion reading another biography of a beloved celebrity I thought about how I would probably get his death out of the way early and soften the blow a bit I mean as with this book I went into it knowing full well that he died some years ago but the exploration of the long illness that killed him culminating in his death and funeral and a brief aftermath left me a bit wrecked at the end testament to how I felt about the actor than to the book So I liked the fact that there is no coyness or artificial buildup to the Le Corbusier. Meubles et Intérieurs 1905-1965 very definitely foregone conclusion in Fireball The emotional impact is still powerful the description of the crash is horrific in its detail but it s not what the reader closes the book with for the last time The cause or rather possible cause of the crash is explored and no real answer attained I found it remarkable that even in this story there are conspiracy theories Yeah I cried If I can do it so can you I learned a bit about the Golden Age Hollywood stars I love so much Spencer Tracy and Lucille Ball and William Powell Gable and Lombard And it didn t hurt my affection for them on the contrary They are fully formed in my mind s eye and knowing that I like them as human beings will enhance my enjoyment of their performances We re not really supposed to uote from advance copies of books but well that never really stopped me before and I want to make note of Stand your ground and make it look like you were planting flowers on that ground all the while I d like that cross stitched and framed And I want to close with another uote the author s summation of why I wish I d known the woman born as Jane Alice Peters the soft hearted hard charging caffeine fueled self promoting profanity laced nicotine addicted business oriented and usually optimistic sexpot and perpetual motion machine known to the world as Carole Lombard God bless and angels keep