In California: The Goose Lives!

Howard Hughes died batty and beset by phantoms, and all of us learned valuable lessons from his downfall: do not let your fingernails grow to excess, do not inherit too much money, do not fly too high. The man's decay was so pathetic and so gaudy that it is difficult now even for those with a good grip on middle age to remember that once he was a hero. A strange hero, certainly, but a real one; a test pilot of impressive courage and a gifted, self-taught aircraft designer at a time when aviation was...

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