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Goddess: The Secret Lives Of Marilyn Monroe

Anthony Summers

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Biography: arts & entertainment, Prose: non-fiction

The classic, definitive biography of Marilyn Monroe, now updated in the year of the 50th anniversary of the iconic star's death

She was born Norma Jeane but the world knew and loved her as Marilyn. Her life was one of unprecedented fame and private misery, her death a tragedy surrounded by mysteries. Drawing on first-hand interviews Anthony Summers offers both a classic biography and a shockingly revealing account of the screen goddess's relations with John and Robert Kennedy.

'The definitive story of the legend ... more convincing at every page - told with all the coldness of truth and the authority of the historian, but at the end of it we still love Marilyn' Maeve Binchy, Irish Times

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Praise for Goddess: The Secret Lives Of Marilyn Monroe

  • Gets as near to the heart of the mystery as anyone ever will - Guardian

  • The fullest factual account of Monroe's life and death we're likely to get - Evening Standard

  • Anthony Summers is one of the most highly skilled investigative reporters writing today

  • The most authoritative account ever written about the greatest sex symbol of them all - Woman

  • Convincing evidence of a crude but effective cover-up which was designed to protect Robert Kennedy - Times Literary Supplement

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Anthony Summers

Anthony Summers is the award-winning author of eight bestselling non-fiction books. As a BBC journalist, he covered events in the United States and wars in Vietnam and the Middle East for Panorama. His most recent book The Eleventh Day, co-authored with Robbyn Swan, was a Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for History. It also won the Crime Writer's Association's Gold Dagger award for best non-fiction - which the first edition of this book also won. Summers is the only author to have won two Gold Dagger awards for non-fiction.