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Catch a Fire :Bob Marley Definitive Edition

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The definitive biography of Bob Marley, newly revised and expanded, with a comprehensive discography and bibliography. Over the past fifteen years Catch a Fire has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and has indisputedly established itself as the best book ever written about Bob Marley.

For this new revision, Timothy White presents new material on the powerful ongoing influence of reggae in Jamaican society. He reveals previously restricted documents about the C.I.A.'s monitoring of Marley's activities and recounts the ongoing legal battles around Marley's estate and legacy. There's up-to-date information about the music being made by the next generation of Marleys and a new comprehensive discography and bibliography.

Timothy White, editor-in-chief of Billboard magazine, has written extensively on Marley and reggae for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and other publications. His close contact with Marley, his family, and inner circle of friends led to his being granted access to private papers, photographs, and memorabilia. He is also the author of Rock Lives: Profiles and Interviews, a winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award.

This book is the definitive biography of Bob Marley, revised and expanded in 2000, with a comprehensive discography and bibliography. Over the past fifteen years Catch a Fire has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and has indisputedly established itself as the best book ever written about Bob Marley. For this new revision, Timothy White presents new material on the powerful ongoing influence of reggae in Jamaican society. He reveals previously restricted documents about the C.I.A.'s monitoring of Marley's activities and recounts the ongoing legal battles around Marley's estate and legacy.

"There isn't another book that gives as full and accurate a portrait of reggae culture."J.D. Considine, The Baltimore Sun

"Catch a Fire should stand as the best available document on his life and work."Marc Leepson, USA Today

"Probably the finest biography ever written about a popular musician."San Francisco Chronicle

"As close as rock journalism comes to transcendent literature."Vic Garbarini, Playboy

"A great book. It is an effort which must be cited for its extremely valuable contribution to our history."The Daily Gleaner (Jamaica)

"A gripping biography. I enjoyed it immensely."James Michener, author of Caribbean

Synopsis:

The definitive biography of Bob Marley, newly revised and expanded, with a comprehensive discography and bibliography. Over the past fifteen years Catch a Fire has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and has indisputedly established itself as the best book ever written about Bob Marley.

For this new revision, Timothy White presents new material on the powerful ongoing influence of reggae in Jamaican society. He reveals previously restricted documents about the C.I.A.'s monitoring of Marley's activities and recounts the ongoing legal battles around Marley's estate and legacy. There's up-to-date information about the music being made by the next generation of Marleys and a new comprehensive discography and bibliography.

About the Author

Timothy White, editor-in-chief of Billboard magazine, has written extensively on Marley and reggae for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and other publications. His close contact with Marley, his family, and inner circle of friends led to his being granted access to private papers, photographs, and memorabilia. He is also the author of Rock Lives: Profiles and Interviews, a winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805060096
Subtitle:
The Life of Bob Marley
Author:
White, Timothy
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Reggae
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Singers
Subject:
Marley, Bob
Subject:
Reggae musicians
Subject:
Reggae musicians -- Jamaica -- Biography.
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Reggae
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Genres
Subject:
Styles/Reggae
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Edition Number:
Rev. and enl.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19980915
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1.36 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Reggae and Ska
Arts and Entertainment » Music » World Music
Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts
Biography » General

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The definitive biography of Bob Marley, newly revised and expanded, with a comprehensive discography and bibliography. Over the past fifteen years Catch a Fire has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and has indisputedly established itself as the best book ever written about Bob Marley.

For this new revision, Timothy White presents new material on the powerful ongoing influence of reggae in Jamaican society. He reveals previously restricted documents about the C.I.A.'s monitoring of Marley's activities and recounts the ongoing legal battles around Marley's estate and legacy. There's up-to-date information about the music being made by the next generation of Marleys and a new comprehensive discography and bibliography.

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