Cooler than cool? There is no escaping the life, legacy and stardom of Steve McQueen

“Steve McQueen: In His Own Words” by Marshall Terrill; Dalton Watson Books (504 pages, $95)———Actors spend much of their public lives speaking words written for them by others. Through those words, combined with some ever-mysterious physical alchemy, some of these actors become stars. A few attain immortality.Think “Bond … James Bond.”Think the late Sean Connery.Still, Connery seems unlikely to attain the level of post-death attention, money-generating notoriety or “immortality” that has come to a few others. Think James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and the subject of a new book, “Steve McQueen…

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