The Beatles The Biography

Auteur: Bob Spitz
Taal: Engels
The Beatles
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780316013314
  • Druk: 1
  • oktober 2006
  • 983 pagina's
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Bob Spitz

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The definitive biography of The Beatles, hailed as irresistible by the New York Times, riveting by the Boston Globe, and masterful by Time. As soon as The Beatles became famous, the spin machine began to construct a myth--one that has continued to this day. But the truth is much more interesting, much more exciting, and much more moving--the highs and the lows, the love and the rivalry, the awe and the jealousy, the drugs, the tears, the thrill, and the magic to never be repeated. In this vast, revelatory, exuberantly acclaimed, and bestselling book, Bob Spitz has written the biography for which Beatles fans have long waited.


A real page-turner...A vibrant and exhaustive factual and emotional picture of John, Paul, George, and Ringo's early life and times...It actually adds some new information--or at least a fresh analysis--to this often-told story...The lads's schoolboy years are told in captivating detail...Engagingly written, meticulously researched and documented, and tremendously insightful. --Ruminator Review Spitz has performed a valuable historical service...The Beatles respects its subjects without canonizing them...Best of all, at the end of the long and winding road, it sends us back home to the music. --David Hinckley, New York Daily News Spitz knows his subject. His encyclopedic grasp pervades every page.--Joe Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle In its scope, structure, and sheer length, this meaty 983-page true-life epic unfolds as a sort of Beatles's War and Peace...Spitz's genius is how he stitches together available Beatles knowledge with the artistry of a fine novelist. --Michael Tarm, Cincinnati Enquirer Juicy, detailed, well-written, and authoritative...What makes Spitz's book a standout is his attention to visual detail...He has a knack for description and for cliffhangers. Every chapter of The Beatles promises more misery for the lads, more pleasure, more surprise. --David Kirby, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Richly detailed...The Beatles comes as close to being a quick read as any 983-page book has a right to be...Spitz also does a remarkable job capturing the distinct qualities of each Beatle. --Jonathan Bor, Baltimore Sun Fresh, terrifically entertaining...Packed with details and anecdotes that bring the Fab Four to life...Spitz's group portrait should now be considered the definitive Beatles biography. --June Sawyers, Booklist Filled with intimate scenes...The first third of this opus is a treasure chest of revelation...Spitz demonstrates his deep research and writing chops by transporting us to the place where it all began...This book reminds us--in generous detail--that the Fab Four were just people. --John Kehe, Christian Science Monitor Spitz marshals a staggering mass of research...The early chapters are irresistible; they have the hypnotic effect of a film clip run backward. --Lev Grossman, Time Spitz has done a masterful job of focusing his kaleidoscope eyes on the greatest pop thing since Jesus. --Richard Gehr, Village Voice Riveting...Startlingly well-reported and consistently engaging...Even though the Beatles story is well known, Spitz has fleshed it out fully, revealing the flawed, singularly creative human beings behind the lovable moptop image....What Spitz does exceptionally well is contextualize. --Carlo Wolff, Boston Globe Beatlemaniacs will swoon. --People Masterly...A deep, serious, and accomplished account worthy of the most important band in the world...A book that, although exceptionally lengthy, is actually the perfect size...Spitz expertly captures the sense of time and place to frame his story. --Tom Sykes, New York Post Irresistible...The Beatles amplifies and corrects some of what is known about the band's formative years. It shapes a particularly vivid picture of the young, surly John Lennon...It powerfully evokes both the excitement and the price of such a sudden rise...A captivating picture that hasn't been seen before. --Janet Maslin, New York Times

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    Zelden een boek gelezen dat zo ontzettend veel feitelijke fouten bevat. Dus: slechte research en niet gecheckt. Niet doen.

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    Honderden boeken zijn er al geschreven over de "Fab 4", maar Bob Spitz doet een moedige poging om de ultieme biografie over de Beatles te schrijven. Spitz doet dit formidabel met een uitgebreid verslag over de jeugd van de Beatles, hun opkomst, gloriedagen en vooral hun ondergang. Het boek laat zich lezen als een spannend jongensboek en bevat zelfs voor echte Beatles-adepten nog nieuwe inzichten. Het enige punt van kritiek dat ik kan bedenken is dat Spitz voornamelijk focust op het leven van John Lennon. Spitz heeft duidelijk meer bewondering voor Lennon dan de andere 3. Maar dit stoort nergens echt.

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