Charlton Heston Books

Easton Press Charlton Heston books

Beijing Diary - signed first edition - 1990
In the Arena - signed first edition - 1995
Charlton Heston (1923-2008) was an American actor and political activist, best known for his roles in epic films and his involvement in conservative political causes. He was born on October 4, 1923, in Evanston, Illinois, as John Charles Carter. Heston's career in film spanned several decades, and he became a prominent leading man in Hollywood.

Some of Charlton Heston's most notable film roles include:

The Ten Commandments (1956): Heston played the iconic role of Moses in this epic biblical film directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

Ben-Hur (1959): He starred as Judah Ben-Hur in this historical epic, which won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Heston.

Planet of the Apes (1968): Heston played the lead role of George Taylor in this science fiction classic directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.

El Cid (1961): Heston portrayed the legendary Spanish knight Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, also known as El Cid.

In addition to his acting career, Charlton Heston was an active supporter of civil rights in the 1960s. However, later in his life, he became known for his conservative political views and advocacy for gun rights. Heston served as the president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) from 1998 to 2003.

Charlton Heston passed away on April 5, 2008, at the age of 84. He left a lasting legacy in the film industry and is remembered for his powerful performances in epic and historical films.

Beijing Diary

The personal story of a remarkable theatrical and political event- the production of an all-Chinese version of The Caine Mutiny Court-martial in Bejiing

In the Arena - An Autobiography

Heston's autobiography offers a comprehensive look at his life, from his early years to his Hollywood career and his involvement in political and social issues. He discusses his experiences working on various film sets and provides insights into his views on gun rights and conservative politics.
Known for both his legendary film career and his political activism, this Academy-Award winning actor shares the intimate story of his life in a moving autobiography that includes anecdotes about some of Hollywood's biggest names.

These books provide readers with a deeper understanding of Charlton Heston's life, career, and perspectives on issues that were important to him. They offer a glimpse into the mind of a man who was not only a celebrated actor but also an active participant in political and cultural discussions.

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