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Bruce Lee

The Life of a Legend

Written by Fiaz Rafiq / with Diana Lee Inosanto

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ISBN: 9781909715950
Published: 20 Jul 2020
Format: Paperback
Extent: 392
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Arena Sport
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Sport
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About the Book

Labels such as ‘icon’ or ‘legend’ are rarely attached to one individual to the degree that they are to Bruce Lee. He only made a handful of films, yet four and a half decades after his untimely death at the age of 32, the Little Dragon’s influence on culture is as strong as ever.

Named among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of the 20th century, Lee wasn’t just an actor and martial artist, but a director, inventor, husband, father and philosopher. His martial art, jeet kune do, is still practised around the world, while UFC champions credit him with inspiring the growing sport of mixed martial arts. His films kick-started a global kung fu boom and retain the power to awe today, while his thoughts – collected in a series of books from Lee’s own notes – still inspire.

Bruce Lee: The Life of a Legend is a unique oral biography that combines the memories of Lee’s original students, close friends, co-stars and colleagues – those who knew him best – to provide a candid view on the action movie star adored by millions, capturing the essence of a complex man in a way no straightforward narrative ever could. Further, for the first time ever in print, legendary professional boxing, bodybuilding and MMA champions and personalities from the motion picture industry pay homage to Lee, giving a blend of unique perspectives on a man who changed the face of their respective sports.


The Author

Fiaz Rafiq

Fiaz Rafiq is a professional sports and entertainment writer for more than half a dozen national newspapers. For fifteen years, he was a chief columnist for a bestselling combat sports magazine MAI, and also contributed to Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness and Impact: The Global Action Movie Magazine. Fiaz co-authored My Brother, Muhammad Ali: The Definitive Biography of the Greatest of All Time with Rahaman Ali.

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