Arnold Schwarzenegger: A Biography

Hardcover | October 1, 2006

byMichael Blitz

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From his role in The Terminator to his more recent work as "Governator" of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger has played a major role in American popular culture. This biography traces the fascinating trajectory of Arnold's career-sports figure turned movie star turned entrepreneur turned politician. Elected as governor of California in 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger now dramatically and vividly represents the determination and, to a great extent, the relentlessness necessary for achieving great fame, political power, and iconic status. Arnold's life has been characterized by public notoriety. While many readers will have heard or read about his benchmark achievements, this biography will reveal the surprising complexities behind the public scenes and put them into a larger cultural context. Photos and a timeline of significant events round out this entertaining and insightful biography.

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From his role in The Terminator to his more recent work as "Governator" of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger has played a major role in American popular culture. This biography traces the fascinating trajectory of Arnold's career-sports figure turned movie star turned entrepreneur turned politician. Elected as governor of California in...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.3 × 6.44 × 0.77 inPublished:October 1, 2006Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313338108

ISBN - 13:9780313338106

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"Krasniewicz and Blitz present the story of Governor Schwarzenegger's life as the classic tale of the American Dream. They chronicle Arnold's childhood in Austria, rise to bodybuilding fame, movie career in Hollywood, interest in politics, and election to California governor."-Reference & Research Book News