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    • Bruce Lee

    • A Life
    • By: Matthew Polly
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296

    The first authoritative biography of film legend Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between Eastern and Western cultures, and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian Americans. Forty-five years after Bruce Lee’s sudden death at age 32, journalist and best-selling author Matthew Polly has written the definitive account of Lee’s life. It’s also one of the only accounts; incredibly, there has never been an authoritative biography of Lee.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic book about an amazing human

    • By David Quigley on 10-11-18

    Regular price: $28.34

    • American Shaolin

    • Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China
    • By: Matthew Polly
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Growing up a 90-pound weakling tormented by bullies in the schoolyards of Kansas, young Matthew Polly dreamed of one day journeying to the Shaolin Temple in China to become the toughest fighter in the world, like Caine in his favorite 1970s TV series, Kung Fu. While in college, Matthew decided the time had come to pursue this quixotic dream before it was too late. Much to the dismay of his parents, he dropped out of Princeton to spend two years training with the legendary sect of monks who invented kung fu and Zen Buddhism. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The book is a 5/5 - The reader is good but...

    • By Loud Lemur from Latveria on 12-26-18
    • Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China
    • By: Matthew Polly
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 12-18-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Bruce Lee

    • By: Matthew Polly
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The most authoritative biography of film legend Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between Eastern and Western cultures and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian Americans. Forty-five years after Bruce Lee’s sudden death at 32, journalist and best-selling author Matthew Polly has written the definitive account of Lee’s life. It’s also one of the only accounts; incredibly, there has never been an authoritative biography of Lee.

    Regular price: $17.45