U2 by U2

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HarperCollins, Dec 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages

In 1975, four teenagers from Mount Temple School in Dublin gathered in a crowded kitchen to discuss forming a band. More than thirty years later, Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr are still together, bound by intense loyalty, passionate idealism, and a relentless belief in the power of rock and roll to change the world.

In an epic journey that has taken the band from the clubs of Dublin to the stadiums of the world, U2 has sold more than 130 million albums, revolutionized live performance, spearheaded political campaigns, and made music that defines the age in which we live. Told with wit, insight, and astonishing candor by the band members themselves and manager Paul McGuinness, with pictures from their own archives, U2 by U2 allows unprecedented access into the inner life of the greatest rock band of our times.

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User Review  - gwl53 - Overstock.com

Ive just started reading but it is insightful into the complex musicians and how they have put their musical talent to let the whole world know how they REALLY feel about the troubles in Ireland and everywhere else. Read full review

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User Review  - jrittermaine - LibraryThing

Great Book -- actually met the entire band at an exclusive book signing and got the book signed. It has some rare photos and interesting anecdotes about the band and their time together. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

U2 is one of the most successful and innovative groups of the last two decades. The members are Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. Together, they have sold more than 100 million records around the globe and are consistently featured in the best albums of all time. They are also involved in many charities including Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Drop the Debt, and the Chernobyl Children's Project.

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