Furious Love by Sam Kashner & Nancy Schoenberger

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Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century is the tremendously readable story of the great and tragic romance between the beautiful, world famous movie queen and the great Shakespearean Welch actor. Showing the stars, warts and all, it follows their great love affair from the time Liz and Dick starred in the epic Cleopatra, when they were each married to others, through their well publicized and tumultuous marriage, the sad end of their marriage, and Burton's early death. Burton's love letters to Taylor, used with Taylor's permission, are poignant and the story is better then most fiction you will ever read. It's a page turner that would be great with popcorn.

Submitted by Nancy A. @ King

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Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century is the account of the tumultuous love affair between actors Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The Taylor-Burton affair began on the set of the film Cleopatra, in 1960 and ended in 1976, after two marriages and two divorces. Author Kashner vividly chronicles the couples' relationship, which was fueled by passionate love, raging arguments and excessive drinking. Burton and Taylor lived an unapologetic life of excess that held the public mesmerized throughout their relationship. Although the love affair between Burton and Taylor is the heart of the book, Furious Love also serves as an excellent dual biography of two complicated individuals. Insights from Taylor and Burton's childhoods often foreshadow events in their later lives. I found Furious Love to be a fascinating look into the lives of Hollywood's most infamous couple.

Submitted by Gabriel @ MPL Central


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