chirpy, so sorry, i didn't mean for you to feel like you had to say sorry. the searches i meant are here on this site. after i post this i'll find one and resurect it. lots of good info on the books.
like the last time i posted, i have only made it to page 66 or 70 of clinton's book for lack of time, but damn, the citizen kane stuff is fabulous. i also loved the attention he paid to the editing of touch of evil, that is fabulous. no other book has that in depth coverage.
if you took leaming's account of kane, the story she told, and clinton's account of kane, the parts of the story clinton focused on, you could marry the text from both books and you would not have to throw out much text because of repetition. leaming told you the outer layer, then clinton came along and told you the rest of the story.
the recomended order of reading would be read the frank brady bio, which is fabulous, or leaming bio which is cool, then if you want to know more, clinton's book answers all your questions. then you have to read FILM ART by david bordwell, TIOW, and the naremore book. the mc bride book is also good.