Title

‘Bruce Lee : a life,’ by Matthew Polly

Document Type

Book review

Source Publication

San Francisco Chronicle

Publication Date

6-29-2018

Publisher

Hearst

Abstract

Bruce Lee, the man who introduced the word “kung fu” to the English language, the patron saint of martial arts. In fact, the man considered by many as the icon of Asian masculinity turned out to be five-eighths Chinese, one-quarter English, and one-eighth Dutch Jewish. But that’s not all the fascinating tidbits you can find in the illuminating, expansive and thoroughly enjoyable biography “Bruce Lee: A Life,” by Matthew Polly. In Polly, a Princeton graduate who spent two years studying kung fu at Shaolin Temple in China before writing the book “American Shaolin,” Lee cannot have found a better Boswell, a more kindred spirit.

ISBN

19328672

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2018 Hearst. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Huang, Y. (2018, June 29). ‘Bruce Lee: A Life,’ by Matthew Polly. San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved from https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Bruce-Lee-A-Life-by-Matthew-Polly-13037742.php

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