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Library Advocates

Mar 4
Book ban request fails — again

Steve McQueen became a box office star when he drove a 1968 Ford Mustang GT to its limits while portraying a police detective in the movie “Bullitt.”
In his personal life, the popular movie star moved even faster — he was married three times, professionally raced cars, drank and smoked heavily and reportedly the police once found a hit list with his name on it.
But not everyone thinks his biography — “Steve McQueen, King of Cool: Tales of a Lurid Life” — should be on the shelves of the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library.
The book was one of a handful that have been “challenged” by library patrons over the last few years in an attempt to have them removed or placed in a specific section of the building, explains Heidi Holland, the director for the local library district.

Book ban request fails — again

Steve McQueen became a box office star when he drove a 1968 Ford Mustang GT to its limits while portraying a police detective in the movie “Bullitt.”

In his personal life, the popular movie star moved even faster — he was married three times, professionally raced cars, drank and smoked heavily and reportedly the police once found a hit list with his name on it.

But not everyone thinks his biography — “Steve McQueen, King of Cool: Tales of a Lurid Life” — should be on the shelves of the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library.

The book was one of a handful that have been “challenged” by library patrons over the last few years in an attempt to have them removed or placed in a specific section of the building, explains Heidi Holland, the director for the local library district.


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