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Michael 1958-2009by Life Books
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From this book's first chapter: "To be able to float free, with gravity exerting no impact. To live in Neverland. To be idolized-to be loved-by millions around the world. "These seem completely unreasonable dreams. But from a boy from
"Far too short and, more sadly still, perhaps poised for a triumphant next chapter. We will never know."
While that is true-we will never know-we can revisit and celebrate that extraordinary life, and we do so in words and pictures in this special commemorative book. Although Michael Jackson lived just 50 years, he spent the great majority of that time in the public eye. We loved his as a boy, radiating joy and dancing up a storm in the
The best pictures from each era are here. As you would expect, LIFE magazine, then the country's preeminent photo journal, was onto the
Michael Jackson was, like Sinatra, Elvis, the Beatles and few others, a celebrity who not only made us smile but changed the culture-who altered the way that we looked and behaved. In this book, we relive his thrilling life and times, which were our time too.
His talent was spectacular, electric. He was a thriller beyond compare. And he left us too soon. LIFE was there to capture the excitement that was Michael Jackson, from his earliest days when magazine's John Olson visited the Jackson 5 to the adult years when Jackson invited Harry Benson to tour Neverland for LIFE. This book is an intimate protrait of the artist and the chronicle of an extraordinary American life. There was never a performer quite like Michael Jackson and in the pages of this special commemorative book and singular superstar is captured in full.
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