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Thorndike Press, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 829 pages
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This sweeping biography is the first in twenty-five years to be written with the cooperation of Bruce Springsteen himself. With unfettered access to the artist, his family, and band members-including Clarence Clemons in his last major interview-Peter Ames Carlin presents an intimate and vivid portrait of a rock icon. For more than four decades, Springsteen has reflected the heart and soul of America. Built from years of research and unparalleled access to its subject and his inner circle, Bruce presents the most revealing account yet of a man laden with family tragedy, a tremendous dedication to his artistry, and an all-consuming passion for fame and influence. Book jacket.

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User Review  - Beckie - Goodreads

Lots of info I have never heard or read before. Very well written. Read full review

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User Review  - Ted Lehmann - Goodreads

Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin (Touchstone, 2012, 512 pages, $28.00/7.99) is a stunning biography bringing the life, legend, and reality of Bruce Springsteen to a work the exceeds celebrity writing and ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Peter Ames Carlin has been a senior writer for "People", a TV critic for "The Oregonian" newspaper, and is the author of "Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson" and "Paul McCartney: A Life". Carlin lives with his wife and three children in Portland, Oregon. Visit

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