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U2 : the definitive biography

Author: John Jobling
Publisher: New York, NY : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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John Jobling takes readers beyond the myth in this unauthorized biography to present the first comprehensive account of the illustrious Irish rockers in 25 years. Drawing on extensive interviews with insiders including record label scouts, studio presidents, politicians, music critics, and childhood friends, Jobling investigates the U2's most personal relationships and controversial business practices, delivering a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jobling, John, 1980-
U2
(DLC) 2014022125
(OCoLC)827256465
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Jobling
ISBN: 9781250027900 125002790X 9781250027894 1250027896
OCLC Number: 893116107
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Into the heart --
Street mission --
Fortune favors the bold --
Boy meets man --
A kind of religion --
The battle cry --
The professor and his students --
The rising flame --
The two Americas --
The ground beneath their feet --
Standing on the shoulders of giants --
Achtung, Berlin! --
Under an atomic sky --
Staring into the flash --
Billion-dollar dreams --
The goal is $oul? --
Love and money or else --
The ecstasy of gold --
The wrong compromise.
Responsibility: John Jobling.

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John Jobling takes readers beyond the myth in this unauthorized biography to present the first comprehensive account of the illustrious Irish rockers in 25 years. Drawing on extensive interviews with insiders including record label scouts, studio presidents, politicians, music critics, and childhood friends, Jobling investigates the U2's most personal relationships and controversial business practices, delivering a vivid portrait that traces the rock phenomenon from its conception to post-punk champions to political crusaders.

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