Spencer Tracy

Iconic screen presence Spencer Tracy is the worthy subject of this in-depth, masterful account of his life. A bastion of solidity, simplicity, and competence in his films, Tracy proves to have been rather different away from the lens, a conflicted mix of faithfulness, passion, self-doubt, and bad behavior that James Curtis documents unflinchingly yet with immense empathy.

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Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.