Books on Steve McQueen:


Steve McQueen: Le Mans in the Rear View Mirror, by Don Nunley with Marshall Terrill (2017) ORDER

Steve McQueen: Salvation of an American Icon, by Greg Laurie with Marshall Terrill (2017) ORDER

McQueen's Motorcycles: Racing and Riding with the King of Cool, by Matt Stone (2017) ORDER

Steve McQueen in Le Mans (graphic novel), by Sandro Garbo (2017) ORDER

Steve McQueen: The Race of his Life, by by Marcelo Abeal (2015) ORDER

Steve McQueen: The Cooler King, by Richard Sydenham (2013) ORDER

Unseen McQueen, by Barry Feinstein (2013) ORDER

Steve McQueen: A Passion For Speed,  by Frederic Brun (2011) ORDER

Steve McQueen: The Actor and His Fims, by Andrew Antoniades, Mike Siegel (2011) release date Nov.11,  2011 

Steve McQueen: A Biography, by Marc Eliot (2011) release date Oct. 25, 2011

Steve McQueen: The Life and Legend of a Hollywood Icon, by Marshall Terrill (2010)  ORDER

Steve McQueen: A Tribute to the King of Cool, by Marshall Terrill (2010) ORDER

Steve McQueen: The Great Escape, by Wes Gehring (November 9, 2009) ORDER

Unforgettable Steve McQueen, Verlhac Editions (October 7, 2008) ORDER

Steve McQueen: A Life in Pictures, Pavilion (July 1, 2008) ORDER  

Steve McQueen: Photographs by William Claxton (2008) ORDER

Steve McQueen: The Last Mile, by Barbara McQueen w/Marshall Terrill (2007) ORDER

McQueen's Machines, Matt Stone (2007) ORDER

Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel, by Marshall Terrill (re-released Nov. 7 2005) ORDER

Steve McQueen 40 Summers Ago...Hollywood Behind the Iron Curtain, (2004) ORDER

Steve McQueen: The Pocket Essential, by Richard Luck (2000) ORDER.

McQueen, by Christopher Sanford (2000) ORDER

A French Kiss With Death, by Michael Keyser (1999) ORDER

My Husband, My Friend, by Neil McQueen Toffel (1986) ORDER.

McQueen: The Untold Story of a Bad Boy in Hollywood, by Penina Spiegel (1986) ORDER.

McQueen, by William F. Nolan (1984) ORDER

The Complete Films of Steve McQueen, by Casey St. Charnez (1984) ORDER. (previously titled "The Films of Steve McQueen," because the original title had been used)

Steve McQueen, The Final Chapter, by Grady Ragsdale (1983) ORDER

McQueen: Biography of Steve McQueen, by Tim Satchell, (1981) ORDER

The Films of Steve McQueen, by Joanna Campbell (1978) ORDER

Steve McQueen, The Unauthorized Biography, by Malachy McCoy (1975) ORDER

Steve McQueen: Star On Wheels, by William F. Nolan (1972) ORDER.

Steve McQueen: The Life and Legend of a Hollywood Icon

(The best McQueen biography of them all.)

"This is a landmark exploration of the life and legend of Hollywood's 'King of Cool', Steve McQueen. Steve McQueen tells the story of a small-town kid from modest means who went on to become one of the biggest icons in Hollywood. Much more than just a simple account of his career highlights, this volume delves deep into what made McQueen one of the most interesting and enigmatic figures of 20th century popular culture. Featuring new research revealing previously unknown and surprising information about his early history; behind-the-scenes stories from some of his greatest films - including The Great Escape, Bullitt, and Papillon; the truth about his larger-than-life exploits; as well as his lesser-known humanitarian work, this volume captures the essence of what made Steve McQueen the ultimate 'King of Cool'."


Steve McQueen: The Life and Legend of a Hollywood Icon


Steve McQueen: A Tribute to the King of Cool

This is an amazing, unique tribute that captures Steve McQueen's life unlike anything else has. 

Steve McQueen: A Tribute to the King of Cool (Dalton Watson Fine Books), tells the actor’s story in chronological order through the eyes of those who knew him best: family, friends, co-stars, business associates, acquaintances and adoring fans from around the globe.  Written in passage form, each person brings a different view to the man and legend, presenting him in an unsurpassed 360-degree perspective.

“It’s very unique in its presentation because it reads like a biography, but it’s really a photo and tribute book,” Terrill said, who spent nearly three years compiling the information.  “There’s really nothing else on the market quite like it.  I know it will please McQueen fans.”

Accompanying the 200 passages are hundreds of photos taken of McQueen throughout his life and movie career, many seen here for the first time as well as personal items, documents and movie memorabilia.

The book will also include a foreword by Barbara McQueen, a family tree of Steve McQueen’s history and quotes by several Hollywood luminaries.

The book has been published in two versions. The Special Edition is limited to 2000 numbered copies signed by both Marshall Terrill and Barbara McQueen. It includes a CD of a recording of a lecture given by Steve McQueen at Loyola Marymount University in 1978, where he talked about the making of An Enemy of the People, and afterwards took questions from the audience.    

Marshall Terrill, who spent three years compiling the information for this book, is a film, sports and music writer and the author of more than a dozen books, including best-selling biographies of Steve McQueen, Elvis Presley and Pete Maravich. Three of his books are in development to be made into movies. 

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Steve McQueen: A Tribute to the King of Cool

Steve McQueen: Le Mans in the Rearview Mirror

"The Man. The Legend. “The King of Cool.” For decades, Steve McQueen has captured our hearts and imaginations. His canon of films is filled with classic movies such as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Getaway, Papillon and The Towering Inferno.But his career was almost derailed by a doomsday pet project that took nearly a decade to come to fruition: the ill-fated Le Mans.

As it stands, Le Mans is the most discussed, debated, examined and beloved auto racing film of all-time, which is mind-boggling if the initial reviews of the movie are read. But ask any motoring aficionado or petrol head what is their favorite racing movie of all-time, and nine times out of ten it will be Le Mans with an exclamation point.

Now Don Nunley, the property master on Le Mans and Marshall Terrill, the star’s preeminent biographer, reveals for the first time the true behind-the-scenes stories of the cult classic in Steve McQueen: Le Mans in the Rearview Mirror.

Featuring hundreds of never-before-seen color photos of the superstar in his prime and a lively narrative, Steve McQueen: Le Mans in the Rearview Mirror is an indispensable book on auto racing’s most respected film, Le Mans (1971) and one of cinema’s most beloved stars."

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Steve McQueen: A Passion For Speed


Even 30 years after his death, Steve McQueen remains an icon of cool. His image continues to appear in advertising and pop culture, and car, motorcycle, and racing fans embrace him as one of their own. Now comes this volume featuring rare photography and chronicling McQueen’s fascination with and passion for all things internal-combustion powered.

McQueen’s movie characters always had a great motorcycle or car—from the 650cc “BMW” motorcycle (a disguised Triumph) in The Great Escape (1963) to the Gulf Porsche 917 race car he raced in Le Mans (1971).

His need for speed propelled him from Hollywood into a number of top off-road motorcycle races, including the Baja 1000, Mint 400, and Elsinore Grand Prix. Determined to be ahead of the pack, McQueen trained vigorously, weight lifting, running, and studying martial arts.

Steve McQueen A Passion for Speed reflects a life lived in the moment and with the pedal to the metal.

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Steve McQueen: The Last Mile

Barbara McQueen’s photos put the reader inside Steve's world during the three and a half years they were together, from their first meeting in 1977 until his untimely death in 1980. Steve McQueen's life is captured in detail through her recollections and the hundreds of photos, that she personally took, that accompany her stories. Barbara, who was a top fashion model when she met Steve,  reveals her unique life with him spent traveling the country, on the beaches of Malibu, and living in Santa Paula. She also photographed Steve on the set of Tom Horn and the Hunter. "The Last Mile" will make you feel as though you finally got to see what the real Steve McQueen was like.  

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Steve McQueen: The Last Mile

Steve McQueen: The Actor and his Films, is the definitive account of every film that the iconic actor made. This lavishly illustrated book devotes nearly 500 pages to Steve McQueen’s career and tracks his journey from juvenile delinquent, to Marine, to an aspiring actor breaking into Hollywood, until he became a global superstar and the highest-paid actor of his era. Included are numerous behind the scenes tales of events that occurred leading up to and during filming, and fascinating insights into McQueen’s acting techniques and motivations.  

Each film is allocated one chapter. The chapters begin with a précis of the particular movie. Then events surrounding its making are described, uncovering new facts and insights. This is followed by an analysis of its success, and finally a significant scene is discussed in detail. Steve McQueen: The Actor and his Films is extensively illustrated with over 1000 color and black & white images, including posters from around the world, lobby cards, memorabilia, many never-before seen candid stills and rare vintage advertising materials.

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"Steve McQueen features action shots of McQueen with his motorcycle buddies, in his fast cars, with his leading ladies and fellow actors, including scenes from several of his early and best films. One hundred black and white, and color images will appear in this unique book design commemorating one of the most compelling actors of the twentieth century. Steve McQueen is a photographic close-up of a great movie star, and a touching memory of a personal friendship." *

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Steve McQueen William Claxton. 9"x12". 176 Pages. 100 Duotone and 20 four color plates. (ISBN:1-892041-37-5)  

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The book Road & Track called

“One of the best racing event books I’ve ever read...
This truly is a remarkable work.”

On March 21, 1970, the greatest drivers and racecars in the world gathered at an old WW II airfield in the middle of Florida orange groves to participate in the 12 Hours of Sebring - Andretti, Gurney, Ickx, Redman, Rodriguez, Siffert, Parkes, Elford, Cevert. Porsche 917's, Ferrari 512's, Matra 650's, Alfa Romeo T-33's. Little did they know that they were about to particpate in, what some have called, "one of the most exciting endurance races ever."

Against the might of the factory teams, an out-classed Porsche 908 driven by Peter Revson and Steve McQueen suddenly found itself in a position to win the race. What transpired at the end is now a part of motor racing legend.

Take a trip back in time as the story of this memorable race is told through photographs and the remembrances of people who were there!

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 12 Hours of Sebring 1970: The Story of One Race and the Cars and Drivers That Made It Great

This is the third in a very popular Belgian comic book series titled "Dossier Michel Vaillant" by Denis Asselberghs and Jean Graton. This book focuses on Steve McQueen and his obsession for racing. It contains many rare pictures of Steve McQueen racing both cars and motorcycles with comic drawings dealing with events from McQueen's life as well as the cars used in his films.

(Information provided by Patrick Jongejan of the Netherlands)


Bentley Publishers announces the publication and availability of ex-racer and acclaimed motor sports photographer and author Michael Keyser's "A French Kiss with Death: Steve McQueen and the Making of LeMans: The Man, The Race, The Cars, The Movie." This exciting new hardcover book from Bentley is part celebrity biography, part motor sports and part movie making.

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Nationally Known film historian Wes D. Gehring explores how McQueen rose from his days as a troubled youth into one of Hollywood's top box-office stars of the 1960s and 1970s, and how he attempted to ease the lives of other troubled youth. Along the way, Gehring delves into McQueen's early success as a television star on the hit Western Wanted: Dead or Alive, his sometimes rocky relationships with women, his sardonic sense of humor, the actor's love of fast cars and motorcycles, and McQueen's often neglected acting in such films as The Reivers (1969) and Junior Bonner (1972), which Gehring labels as "arguably his greatest performance." McQueen ironically saw the title of one of his best films, The Great Escape, as a veiled reference to what his life might have been like without the movies: "If I hadn't made it as an actor, I might have wound up a hood." McQueen died from cancer on November 7, 1980, at the age of fifty. Reflecting on the Hoosier actor's career, Gehring notes that "McQueen's often unorthodox life was always lived on his own terms, but with the underlying insecurity of the lost child he perceived himself to be."



The Cooler King, by Dwayne Epstein. Fujico Miller (illustrator). Artesian Press; ISBN: 1586590618; (Nov. 2000). This is a fiction book for school kids where Steve McQueen plays a very central role in the story. The book is part of series of books to help at-risk students learn how to read. TO ORDER CLICK HERE.


Japanese and French books on Steve McQueen:

(Thanks to Vincent Daubigny of France for sending the following information)

  • 1 - McQueen - The Hero. (isbn 4-8261-0080-9 c0074 p2060e) This is a Japanese book in Japanese. Here we find many photos (color+b&w) of Steve taken from his films.
  • 2 - Steve McQueen. (isbn 4-8261-0009-4 c0074 p1950e) The same kind of book as #1.
  • 3 - Steve McQueen. (isbn 4-8261-1002-2 c0074 p1540e) Similar to #1 but b&w photos only.
  • 4 - Steve McQueen. (isbn 2.85336.067.9) AFrench book by Francois Guerif collection "tetes d'affiche" editor : PAC this a book about his films and his life with some b&w photos.
  • 5 - Steve McQueen. A French book by Francois Guerif collection "les grands acteurs" editor : j'ai lu cinema similar to #4.
  • 6 - Au Nom De La Loi : La Legende d'un Anti-Heros. (isbn 2-87795-085-9) In French by Jacques Viallon & Fabrice Rende DLM editions this is a book about "Wanted: Dead or Alive" giving a general description of it plus a precise description of each episode (topic+casting).

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