Friday, August 28, 2015

Bob Crane's New Biography—Only a Few Weeks Away!

Have you pre-ordered your copy of Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography yet? If not, what are you waiting for? 

If you think you know Bob Crane because you saw AutoFocus, think again! You have a lot to learn! This new book details Bob's entire life, taking you all the way back to his hometown roots in Connecticut, through World War II and his early radio career in the 1950s and 1960s, onto international stardom as the beloved Colonel Robert E. Hogan on Hogan's Heroes, as well as his film and theatre work, and beyond—up until the night he was brutally murdered on June 29, 1978. This book also discusses his sexual addiction, and brings a new awareness of it from a clinical perspective, something that has never before been done for him. 

Bob Crane was a human being. Neither a devil nor a saint, he was not perfect, but he was perfectly human. There was a lot to say about Bob—650 pages worth! And so much of it was overwhelmingly good!


  1. Will you take a debit card for ordering this book? Don't know of anyone that has any of the others. I really wanted the one that has more pages. Is that one not going to be in stores?
    Well if not how can I get it?

    1. Hi Angela - Thanks so much for your support! The book is available for pre-order now through the publisher and on Amazon. If you order through the publisher, you can pay through your PayPal account.

      The hardcover edition has everything—rare photos and documents never before published or seen by the public.
      The softcover has a nice selection of photos, but not all of what is in the hardcover.
      The Kindle edition is editorial content only—no photos.
      All editions have the exact same editorial content. What varies are the photos.
      Hope this helps! :)

    2. Yes this helped ! got the book on September 26th and I finished on the October 4th. I couldn't put it down. I think you, Dee Young, and Linda Groundwater did a real good job!
      I have one question. I didn't know that he was racy, and didn't like all colors of people? May-be I don't know what that means. I read it twice in the book. The one is on page 552. I hope I just don't know what it means. It kind of shocked me.
      Through this book I would cry, and laugh.
      I really hope this will change peoples minds.
      Thank God for you 3 .

    3. Hi Angela,
      I'm so very happy you enjoyed the book! Just to clarify, "racy"does not mean Bob was racist. It means, in this context, burlesque and a bit edgy. So in other words, it was for an adult audience, but not that he was using profanity. Just targeting a mature audience. Bob, in fact, respected African-Americans and was often referred to as being "color-blind." He was good friends with Ivan Dixon and his wife, and as mentioned in the book, he gave Ted Lange a lot of advice in how to break into the world of directing. Bob didn't care about race at all. If you were nice, that's what mattered. :) Hope that helps!

    4. OK. I understand now. I'm glad I just didn't know what that word met. I remember reading that he helped Ted Lange, and was friends with Ivan
      Dixon. That's way I couldn't understand. Now I do.
      I really enjoyed the book a lot.
      Thanks for letting me understand the meaning to the word "racy".

    5. Carol,
      Just wandering do you think your book will be made in a movie?
      I was going to ask about the music in the background in Hogan's heroes was Bob, but I read it in your book that he did. Or am I wrong? I all so read it on line somewhere, but I wasn't for sure.


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