The Beatles: The Biography (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, Jun 25, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 992 pages
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As soon as The Beatles became famous, the spin machine began to construct a myth--one that has continued to this day. But the truth is much more interesting, much more exciting, and much more moving. In this bestselling book, Bob Spitz has written the biography for which Beatles fans have long waited. 32 pages of b/w photos.
  

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Lots of fun and well researched. - Goodreads
The writing is awful, though. - Goodreads
Intriguing writing but overall too much detail. - Goodreads
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Thoroughly researched, and engagingly written. - Goodreads
A good history book is dependent on good research. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jay - Goodreads

Interesting and fun, and I learned a lot. I've always been interested in the creative process, and the discussions of the Lennon-McCartney song writing collaborations were enlightening. Shocking to think that Paul, John, George and Ringo were all less than 30 when the Beatles broke up. Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Voss - Goodreads

Wow...John Lennon really comes off like an ass in this. 1,000 pages of squabbles, drugs, girls, more girls, money, and finally the music, which even now has the power to stop everything if only for a ... Read full review

Contents

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MASTERY
Chapter 29Just Sort of a Freak Show
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Chapter 3Muscle and Sinew
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Chapter 4The Showman
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Chapter 5A Simple Twist of Fete
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Chapter 6The Missing Links
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Chapter 7A Good Little Sideshow
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Chapter 8The College Band
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Chapter 9Chalk and Cheese
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Chapter 10Moondogs and Englishmen
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Chapter 12Baptism by Fire
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Chapter 13A Revelation to Behold
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Chapter 14Mr X
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Chapter 15A Gigantic Leap of Faith
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Chapter 16The Road to London
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Chapter 17Do the Right Thing
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Chapter 18Starr Time
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Chapter 19A Touch of the Barnum Bailey
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Chapter 20Dead Chuffed
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MANIA
Chapter 21The Jungle Drums
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Chapter 22Kings of the Jungle
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Chapter 23So This Is Beatlemania
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Chapter 24Once Upon a Time in America
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Chapter 25Tomorrow Never Knows
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Chapter 26In the Eye of a Hurricane
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Chapter 27Lennon and McCartney to the Rescue
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Chapter 28Into the Cosmic Consciousness
Chapter 30A Storm in a Teacup
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Chapter 31A Very Freaky Experience
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Chapter 32The Summer of Love
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Chapter 33From Bad to Worse
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Chapter 34An Additional Act
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Chapter 35Goodbye to the Boys in the Band
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Chapter 36Disturbing the Peace
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Chapter 37And in the End
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Applause for Bob Spitzs
NOTES
PROLOGUE
A PROPER UPBRINGING
THE MESSIAH ARRIVES
MUSCLE AND SINEW
THE SHOWMAN
A SIMPLE TWIST OF FETE
THE MISSING LINKS
A GOOD LITTLE SIDESHOW
THE COLLEGE BAND
CHALK AND CHEESE
MOONDOGS AND ENGLISHMEN
HIT THE ROAD JAC
BAPTISM BY FIRE
A REVELATION TO BEHOLD
MR X
A GIGANTIC LEAP OF FAITH
THE ROAD TO LONDON
DO THE RIGHT THING
STARR TIME
A TOUCH OF THE BARNUM BAILEY
DEAD CHUFFED
THE JUNGLE DRUMS
KINGS OF THE JUNGLE
SO THIS IS BEATLEMANIA
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS
IN THE EYE OF A HURRICANE
LENNON AND MCCARTNEY TO THE RESCUE
INTO THE COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS
JUST SORT OF A FREAK SHOW
A STORM IN A TEACUP
A VERY FREAKY EXPERIENCE
THE SUMMER OF LOVE
FROM BAD TO WORSE
AN ADDITIONAL ACT
GOODBYE TO THE BOYS IN THE BAND
DISTURBING THE PEACE
AND IN THE END
BIBLIOGRAPHY
PAMPHLETS FANZINES AND CATALOGS
LETTERS AND PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE
INTERVIEWS FROM OTHER SOURCES
INTERNET SOURCES
DISCOGRAPHY
US ALBUMS
PHOTOGRAPHS
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About the author (2012)

Bob Spitz is an American journalist and author best known for his celebrity biographies, including the New York Times best seller The Beatles: The Biography. Articles by Spitz appear regularly in The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Conde Nast Traveler, Men's Journal, In Style, Esquire and The Washington Post. Some of his non-fiction titles include The Saucier's Apprentice: One Long Strange Trip through the Great Cooking Schools of Europe, Barefoot in Babylon: The Creation of the Woodstock Music Festival and Dylan: A Biography. His title Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child made the New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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