Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock 'n' Roll

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by Marc Dolan



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ISBN-13: 9780393345841
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/10/2013
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Marc Dolan is a professor at John Jay College and the City University of New York, where he teaches English, American studies, and film. A New Jersey native, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

Walk-In Music: Seven nights to rock xi

Part 1 I Cookman Avenue

1 I'm quick to learn (1964-1968) 3

2 I pushed B-52 and bombed 'em with the blues (1968-1971) 24

3 Dethrone the Dictaphone, hit it in its funnybone (1971-1972) 52

4 Endless juke joints and Valentino drag (1972-1975) 78

5 Tonight's gonna be everything that I said (1975-1976) 122

Part 2 I the Power Station

6 I'll be there on time and I'll pay the cost (1976-1979) 137

7 Ain't nobody like to be alone (1979-1982) 167

8 This gun's for hire (1982-1986) 198

Part 3 I Thrill Hill

9 What I need is some proof tonight (1986-1992) 239

10 I'll keep movin' through the dark (1992-1995) 278

11 Look in their eyes, Mom, you'll see me (1995-1997) 309

Part 4 I The Fairgrounds

12 Baptized in these waters, and in each other's blood (1997-2005) 339

13 A million different voices speaking in tongues (2005-2008) 386

14 Come tomorrow, none of this will be here (2008-2009) 420

15 So, let's go to work tomorrow (2009-2012) 439

House Lights Up: Meet me in a dream of this hard land 163

Acknowledgments 469

Sources and Notes 472

Permissions Credits 521

Index 523

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Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock 'n' Roll 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't know what was wrong with the other readers. Dolan's book can get a bit ponderous at the time, but I appreciated the overview of the Boss's life and work, without the second-guessing or hero worship which tends to feature heavily in Springsteen bios. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others.
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brn2run67 More than 1 year ago
I have to agree with the other post. I have read a lot of biographies and many about Springsteen. I am an avid reader but this book just bores me to death. If I could rate it less than 1 star I would.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The others were right. About as interesting as watching bumpers rust