Jackie Chan - Inside the Dragon
by Clyde Gentry III
Taylor Publishing Company - 1997
Paperback - 187 pages - $19

This is a pretty good easy-read bio of Jackie as it traces his career from his early films to Mr. Nice Guy. It describes the influence that  the silent comedy stars like Buster Keaton and Chaplin had on his mixture of action and comedy. It goes into some detail about his collaborations with both Sammo and Yuen as well as his work with director Stanley Tong.

Beyond simply recounting the films, Gentry makes an attempt to describe what makes a Jackie Chan film different - the fight choreography, the editing and humor and so on.

Includes listings of:

And lots more. As much information on Jackie as most people would need or want to know.