John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth : a Photographic Biography

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Viking, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 232 pages
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Award-winning biographer Elizabeth Partridge dives into Lennon's life from the night he was born in 1940 during a World War II air raid on Liverpool, deftly taking us through his turbulent childhood and his rebellious rock'n'roll teens to his celebrated life writing, recording, and performing music with the Beatles. She sheds light on the years after the Beatles, with Yoko Ono, as he struggled to make sense of his own artistic life—one that had turned from youthful angst to suffocating fame in almost a split second.

Partridge chronicles the emotional highs and paralyzing lows Lennon transformed into brilliant, evocative songs. With striking black-andwhite photographs spanning his entire life, John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth is the unforgettable story of one of rock's biggest legends.

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Great research tool and amazing pictures. - Goodreads
Loved the photographs and the story. - Goodreads
... it uses really cool pictures covering his life. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Cynthia E Sherman - Goodreads

Great research tool and amazing pictures. A must read. Read full review

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User Review  - Maggie Shanley - Goodreads

Ok biography, awkwardly sized. I didn't love the use of some of the more general time period pictures. Seems to start salaciously and I was uncomfortable with how the author handled (or did not handle ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Elizabeth Partridge is the author of This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and other acclaimed works. She and her husband live in the San Francisco Bay area.

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