Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley

Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley

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by Timothy White
     
 

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The definitive biography of Bob Marley has been newly revised and expanded, with a comprehensive discography and bibliography. Photos.

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The definitive biography of Bob Marley has been newly revised and expanded, with a comprehensive discography and bibliography. Photos.

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"Probably the finest biography ever written about a popular musician. "-Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle

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ISBN-13:
9780805060096
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

One of the most prominent music journalists of the twentieth century, Timothy White wrote extensively on Marley, reggae, and Caribbean music and culture for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and other leading publications. His close contact with Marley and his family and inner circle of friends led to White being granted access to private papers, photographs, and memorabilia. White died in 2002.

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Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book when i was 15. That was 16 years ago and I've read it maybe 5 times. It is the most important piece of literature that any Bob fan, new or seasoned, could own. BUY IT.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really depicted the life of Bob Marley very well. I enjoyed it a lot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the best BOB MARLEY book i have ever read; its really great. Mr. white talks about not only the life of BOB MARLEY, but also the rastafarian religion, jamaican politics and much more. I reccomend this book to all BOB MARLEY fans and people who want to learn about him. PEACE!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unbelievable book about the most important musician of the 20th century. Makes you see him in a different light
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I really was excited about reading Catch A Fire by Timothy White but the book picks up and leaves the reader dumbfounded. I enjoyed reading the book with intentions on learning more but Mr. White does not tie all the information together for the average reader to understand! Only those previously knowledgeable Marley Fans Read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Got this bio for Christmas and couldn't put it down until it was finished. Now I'm using it as a record buying advisor. It made me appreciate Bob Marley a great dea
Guest More than 1 year ago
One must be cautious about those we make our leaders and legends. This carefully executed biography makes that point effectively. Fellow Marley biographer Chris Salewicz praised White's book for its 'gifted, accurate touch that recalls the best of Garcia Marquez,' and Marquez's own work explored the dangers of simplifying heroes and leaders. As White shows, Marley was more than a music star, and Marley's most important legacy may be that he saw there was a war against the poor in the Caribbean and he fought back with al
Guest More than 1 year ago
Musn't take leaders or legends at face value. Fellow Marley biographer Chris Salewicz compares White's study to 'the best of Garcia Marquez,' whose warnings about leaders were the same. This carefully-executed treatise shows there was a war against the poor in the Caribbean and Marley fought back with all he
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mountainous research into the songs and the person behind them help the reader learn a lot quickly. But the bigger value is that it's a history book, not a pop bio, and lends awareness of the politics and social pressures too. Vivid jou
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read it yet, but it seems like a good book to learn about Mr. Marley!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BOB MARLEY ROCKS