John Lennon: A Biography (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 198 pages
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John Lennon was a singer, songwriter, activist, artist, and writer whose life and work left an indelible mark on rock music and the world. Lennon first became famous as the founding member of The Beatles, and his songwriting partnership with bandmate Paul McCartney remains legendary in the history of pop music. Lennon's creative work, which extended well beyond his years as a Beatle and lasted until his final days, still provides enjoyment and inspiration to millions around the world.

This biography provides a comprehensive account of John Lennon's life for students and general readers, integrating information from interviews conducted during his life with published accounts of Lennon from a range of perspectives. It covers the time from his birth in Liverpool in 1940 to his murder in New York City in 1980.

  

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this book is shocking. 3 stars, some funny bits

Contents

A Biography Chapter 1 Liverpool Lad
1
A Biography Chapter 2 The Artist
21
A Biography Chapter 3 The Beatles
33
A Biography Chapter 4 Beatlemania
57
A Biography Chapter 5 Fame Fortune and Fantasy
73
A Biography Chapter 6 John and Yoko
107
A Biography Chapter 7 Moving On
127
A Biography Chapter 8 Searching for Peace in New York City
143
A Biography Chapter 9 Getting into Another Car
159
A Biography Appendix 1 Challenges of Writing about John Lennon and Explanation of Key Sources
179
A Biography Appendix 2 John Lennons Albums
185
A Biography Selected Bibliography
189
A Biography Index
191
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About the author (2010)

JACQUELINE EDMONDSON is associate professor of education at Pennsylvania State University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in language and literacy education, and she researches and writes about education policy. She has a scholary interest in biography and the role of biography in education, and is author of "Venus and Serena Williams: A Biography" (Greenwood, 2005).

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