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The world and U2 : one band's remaking of global activism

Author: Alan L McPherson
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Irish rock band U2, and especially its frontman Bono, are among the most effective activists ever. U2 has convinced wealthy governments to forgive tens of billions of dollars in loans while spreading its activist messages to billions of people, helping save millions of lives. So how did four boys from one of the poorest countries in the West achieve this? Who and what influenced them? What strategies did they  Read more...
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Named Person: Bono; Edge, (Musician); Bono; Edge, (Musician)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan L McPherson
ISBN: 9781442249332 1442249331 9781442249349 144224934X
OCLC Number: 900594571
Description: xxvi, 155 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. U2 in a selfish world --
Out of Ireland, 1960-1982 --
The raising of a global consciousness, 1983-1989 --
Zooropa, 1990-1998 --
Bono, superstar lobbyist, 1999-2005 --
Consolidation and criticism, 2006-2015 --
Conclusion. Of fans and activists.
Responsibility: Alan McPherson.

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In The World and U2: One Band's Remaking of Global Activism, Alan McPherson trains a historian's eye on the evolution and influence of the band's activism from its formation in 1976 to its most  Read more...

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