"A great tale of American hucksterism."
Jonathan Alter, author of The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies
A graphic history told in epic verse of Bobby Kennedy's life leading up to the fateful 1968 election campaign.
"Ribowsky is especially effective weaving Taylor's career into the complex story of the music industry's evolution."
The Washington Post
Without Stephen Hopkins, the Pilgrims would not likely have lasted through that brutal first year at Jamestown.
“Mark Ribowsky has written one king hell of a book about one king hell of a band. Buy that man a drink!”
Mick Wall, author of When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin
“The closest to the whole truth about Manson we will ever know... magnificent and incredibly perceptive... a masterpiece.”
"A masterful account of the man and the shaping of Oklahoma's largest corporation. The book is superior."
The Daily Oklahoman
"Excellent from start to finish, demanding a soundtrack of Stax hits as background listening."
"Deeply philosophical and immensely practical. [This book] is suited for those steeped in Catholic faith and those with no faith formation at all. It is timeless and completely relevant for our modern age."
Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
“Ribowsky’s thorough examination of a surprisingly complicated man offers original reporting… An eloquent, honest tribute to a football genius.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Fortunately for him, Dennis Hopper has gotten the biographer he deserves. Which is to say, Folsom’s gonzo prose pulsates with Hopper’s manic energy and fits his madness like a glove.”
Peter Biskind, NYT bestselling author of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls
"Denver Nicks has written a page-turner that reads like a cyber-thriller."
Ned Sublette, author of The World That Made New Orleans
"Mickey Cohen got a lot of good breaks in his wild ride of a life, and here comes another: Tere Tereba gives the gangster the biography he has long deserved—an intense, straight-shooting, rocket-fast read, full of gossip, gore, and great research."
Jonathan Eig, author of Get Capone
"Nobody’s ever told the story better—Jagger might be rock & roll’s most unknowable soul, but Spitz gives him back every bit of his Satanic majesty."
Rob Sheffield, music journalist
"Wallis has written the first full-scale biography of Charles Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd, and it is a good one, very readable without sensationalizing or sentimentalizing its subject."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Wooley tells the stuff that Screams are made of, richly exploring the deep intelligence, wit, edgy controversiality, and absolute terror that only Wes Craven brings to the screen."
Ron Wolfe, coauthor of Old Fears & Death's Door
"Honky Tonk Angel poignantly chronicles [Patsy Cline's] journey from planet Earth all the way to the Pearly Gates... A fascinating trip and a fascinating read."
Marty Stuart, Grammy award winning singer/songwriter
"Goodman's respect for [Chan] Marshall's music is evident, but it's her objectivity when faced with reporting some of the singer's less than admirable traits that make this a thoroughly enjoyable read."
"Joe Nick Patoski has here conjured a biography that by far transcends its subject, a book whose evocations of time, place, and spirit are as masterful as they are enthralling.”
Nick Tosches, author of Hellfire
"Marc Spitz has written the ultimate book for fans of Green Day and a book that mirrors the wild, crazy ride that punk has made into the mainstream.”
Charles R. Cross, author of Heavier than Heaven
Based on numerous interviews, and enormous amounts of research, this biography gives a detailed picture of this complex man and his music.
“Ro uncovers a more reflective and introspective side of a man who has certainly seen it all, as far as the meteoric rise and contentious history of rap is concerned… one of the 10 best books on rap.”
"Hilliard, chief of staff of the Black Panther Party, debunks the image of the gun-toting, violence-prone [Huey P.] Newton immortalized in posters from the era.”
"This is how biographies should be written: Steinmeyer is the ideal host, introducing us to a fascinating stranger, and sliding into the background... Here is a storyteller with a glint in his eye. Pull up a chair, you won't be disappointed."
Mark Stafford, Times of London
"Herb Boyd takes Baldwin away from the ivory towers of literary scholars and elites, and centers him with, and within, the experience of his people. Required reading."
Todd Steven Burroughs, Ph.D., journalist
"This book permits us to find what is inspirational about Merton--his strength and determination to overcome, and at times accept, his human frailness and vulnerability, all while battling for self-discovery and solace."
Patrick Hasburgh, author of Aspen Pulp
One of rock music’s bestselling biographers takes a rare, in-depth look at the man behind the music, from his southern California roots to his roles as a performer, songwriter, political activist, and father.
“Spitz’s encyclopedic knowledge and obvious appreciation for Bowie’s work separate this book from countless cookie-cutter rock stories.”
"Bordowitz brings CCR’s complex story to life... [He] never takes sides or passes judgment yet brilliantly illuminates the tragedy of CCR’s lost potential."
"Even if you never banged your head in the moshpit to 'I'm Broken,' Dimebag's story, like a good, stiff drink, is one you won't want to put down."
Blogcritics online magazine
"Streissguth's moving and elegantly wrought portrait illuminates not only one of popular music's most enigmatic and singular artists, but also the mystery of the creative process itself."
Alanna Nash, author of The Colonel
"Steinmeyer writes about events a century ago as vividly as if he had been there: and in a sense, he has been.”
Teller (of Penn and Teller), The New York Times Book Review
"Displays an expert’s grasp of the mechanics behind the magic tricks of the day and a keen appreciation of the technologies that allowed stage artists to play new variations on classic illusions.”
William Grimes, The New York Times
“An even-handed, briskly written history of the party, destined to become the standard account of this horrid chapter of American history.”
Timothy R. Smith, Washington Post
Drawing on a wealth of newly probed sources, Hyland captures the charm, sophistication, and grace, as well as a profound sense of history, of this little known and elusive figure.
“The case [Hyland] makes is persuasive and in my view well presented... a historically important project.”
Peter Rodman, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution
“A visit to the magical, blood-spattered world of the Alice Cooper Group, courtesy of Dunaway, the band's bassist, co-songwriter and 'theatrical conceptionalist'... the book is more than just an homage to his old friend; it's a love letter to an era... An affectionate, sharp-eyed memoir.”
“A ripping good read… as gripping a tale as you would expect from the most famous pack of all time.”
New Times Los Angeles
“The hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking tale of a fan who got too close to his heroes.”
"Offers a rich variety of angles on the Marley legend."
"In this compulsively readable book, music historian Streissguth describes the contrast between the staid Nashville music scene of the late '60s and early '70s, and the dynamic new music filtering into the city."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Ribowsky thoroughly covers the on- and off-field drama in this sprawling biography... Football fans will be drawn to this inside look at the Mannings, one of the most talented sports families in American history. "
"Paul Kocak hits an inside the park homer. What a night!"
Len Berman, Sportscaster/Author
"'America's Team' has had its share of outsize characters, and this raucous history places the franchise against the political and socioeconomic backdrop of its sprawling hometown."
New York Times Book Review
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