The Last Days of John Lennon

The Last Days of John Lennon
Author: James Patterson
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780316429078
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Release: 2020-12-07
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The greatest true-crime story in music history, as only James Patterson can tell it. With the Beatles, John Lennon surpasses his youthful dreams, achieving a level of superstardom that defies classification. “We were the best bloody band there was,” he says. “There was nobody to touch us.” Nobody except the original nowhere man, Mark David Chapman. Chapman once worshipped his idols from afar—but now harbors grudges against those, like Lennon, whom he feels betrayed him. He’s convinced Lennon has misled fans with his message of hope and peace. And Chapman’s not staying away any longer. By the summer of 1980, Lennon is recording new music for the first time in years, energized and ready for it to be “(Just Like) Starting Over.” He can’t wait to show the world what he will do. Neither can Chapman, who quits his security job and boards a flight to New York, a handgun and bullets stowed in his luggage. The greatest true-crime story in music history, as only James Patterson can tell it. Enriched by exclusive interviews with Lennon’s friends and associates, including Paul McCartney, The Last Days of John Lennon is the thrilling true story of two men who changed history: One whose indelible songs enliven our world to this day—and the other who ended the beautiful music with five pulls of a trigger.

The Last Days of John Lennon

The Last Days of John Lennon
Author: James Patterson
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781473579859
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Release: 2020-12-07
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

___________ 'Incredibly tense and thriller-like . . . I totally recommend it' LEE CHILD 'The dialogue is punchy, cinematic . . . we get inside the mind of Patterson's villain, the delusional Chapman, through periodic chapters from his point of view as he works up the courage to pull the trigger on Lennon' GQ 'Pure Patterson: fast-paced, no-frills' SUNDAY TIMES ___________ The greatest true-crime story in music history. A GLOBAL SUPERSTAR In the summer of 1980, ten years after the break-up of the Beatles, John Lennon signed with a new label, ready to record new music for the first time in years. Everyone was awestruck when Lennon dashed off '(Just Like) Starting Over'. Lennon was back in peak form, with his best songwriting since 'Imagine'. A DANGEROUSLY OBSESSED FAN In the years after Lennon left the Beatles, becoming a solo artist and making a life with Yoko Ono in New York City, Mark David Chapman had become fixated on murdering his former hero. He was convinced that Lennon had squandered his talent and betrayed his fans. In December 1980, Chapman boarded a flight from Hawaii to New York with a handgun stowed in his luggage. He was never going home again. A MURDER THAT STUNNED THE WORLD Enriched by exclusive interviews with Lennon's friends and associates, including Paul McCartney, The Last Days of John Lennon is a true-crime drama about two men who changed history. One whose indelible songs enliven our world to this day, and the other who ended the music with five pulls of a trigger.

Nowhere Man

Nowhere Man
Author: Robert Rosen
Pages: 225
ISBN: 0932551513
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Release: 2002
Editor: Ed Rosenthal
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Each chapter of Nowhere Man offers a glimpse into different aspects of Lennon's life, including John's relationship with Yoko, parenthood, drug use, and his pseudoscientific, esoteric and religious forays. The portrait that emerges is a life during a time of turmoil that is just reaching creative renewal, only to be cut short by an act of delusional violence. Rosen's work reveals a very human side of this beloved cultural icon, giving the reader a compelling account of John's solitary struggle to create a meaningful life in the glaring spotlight of fame. The addition of photos throughout the book places the reader in Lennon's environs, adding a strong visual dimension.

John Lennon 1980 The Final Days

John Lennon  1980  The Final Days
Author: Kenneth Womack
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1787601366
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Release: 2020-10-29
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For Lennon, 1980 had begun as a ceaseless shopping spree in which he and wife Yoko Ono fell into the doldrums of purchasing blue-chip real estate and indulging their every whim. But for John, that pivotal year would climax in several moments of creative triumph as he rediscovered his artistic self in dramatic fashion, only to be cut down by an assassin's bullets on Monday, December 8th, 1980, in the prime of a new life that was only just beginning to blossom.

The Last Days of John Lennon

The Last Days of John Lennon
Author: Fred Seaman
Pages: 314
ISBN: 0440213436
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Release: 1992-09-01
Editor: Dell Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An account of the late Beatle's last days discusses Lennon's relationship with Yoko Ono, Yoko's heroin use and extramarital affairs, Lennon's virtual self-imprisonment in the Dakota, his battles with Yoko, and more. Reprint.

The Search for John Lennon

The Search for John Lennon
Author: Lesley-Ann Jones
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781643136738
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Release: 2020-12-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pulling back the many hidden layers of John Lennon’s life, Lesley-AnnJones closely tracks the events and personality traits that led to the rock star living in self-imposed exile in New York—where he was shot dead outside his apartment on that fateful autumn day forty years ago. Late on December 8th, 1980, the world abruptly stopped turning for millions, as news broke that the world's most beloved bard had been gunned down in cold blood in New York city. The most iconic Beatle left behind an unrivaled body of music and legions of faithful disciples—yet his profound legacy has brought with it as many questions and contradictions as his music has provided truths and certainties. In this compelling exploration, acclaimed music biographer Lesley-Ann Jones unravels the enigma that was John Lennon to present a complete portrait of the man, his life, his loves, his music, his untimely death and, ultimately, his legacy. Using fresh first-hand research, unseen material and exclusive interviews with the people who knew Lennon best, Jones' search for answers offers a spellbinding, 360-degree view of one of the world's most iconic music legends. The Search for John Lennon delves deep into psyche of the world's most storied musician—the good, the bad and the genius—forty years on from his tragic death.

Death of a Dreamer

Death of a Dreamer
Author: Alison Behnke
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780761388494
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Release: 2012-05-01
Editor: Twenty-First Century Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York, December 8, 1980: The announcement shocked the world. Beatles founder and legendary musician John Lennon had been murdered in front of his New York home. With no warning, a lone gunman opened fire, shooting Lennon in the back just as Lennon returned from a recording session with his wife, Yoko Ono. Husband, father of two, cultural icon, and hero to millions, Lennon was dead.Around the globe, people mourned the loss of a man who had stood for peace, a man who had given so much joy to the world through his gift of music. No one had seen it coming...except one man-Mark David Chapman, Lennon's assassin.What drove this former Beatles fan to commit such a terrible act? Follow the lives of both Lennon and Chapman, learn about the political and cultural settings in which both grew up, and trace-step by excruciating step-the final moments of John Lennon's life.

The Lives of John Lennon

The Lives of John Lennon
Author: Albert Goldman
Pages: 877
ISBN: 0553280570
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Release: 1989
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Profiles John Lennon from his childhood to his death, reveals the offstage Lennon and the violence that shaped his tortured life, discusses Lennon's hidden existence with Yoko, and assesses his impact as a cultural hero

All American Murder

All American Murder
Author: James Patterson,Alex Abramovich
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780316412681
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Release: 2018-01-22
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller "Ripped from the headlines . . . Combining in-depth, investigative reporting and fresh interviews, the authors effectively tabloid-proof this shocking, celebrity-driven story by lining up the facts and labeling rumors." --USA Today Aaron Hernandez was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl. His every move as a tight end with the New England Patriots played out the headlines, yet he led a secret life--one that ended in a maximum-security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast? Between the summers of 2012 and 2013, not long after Hernandez made his first Pro Bowl, he was linked to a series of violent incidents culminating in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who dated the sister of Hernandez's fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins. All-American Murder is the first book to investigate Aaron Hernandez's first-degree murder conviction and the mystery of his own shocking and untimely death.

Days That I ll Remember

Days That I ll Remember
Author: Jonathan Cott
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780385536387
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Release: 2013-02-12
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jonathan Cott met John Lennon in 1968 and was friends with him and Yoko Ono until John's death in 1980. He has kept in touch with Yoko since that time, and is one of the small group of writers who understands her profoundly positive influence on Lennon. This deeply personal book recounts the course of those friendships over the decades and provides an intimate look at two of the most astonishing cultural figures of our time. And what Jonathan Cott has to say and tell will be found nowhere else.

Being John Lennon

Being John Lennon
Author: Ray Connolly
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781474606837
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Release: 2018-10-04
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John Lennon was a rock star, a school clown, a writer, a wit, an iconoclast, a sometime peace activist and finally an eccentric millionaire. He was also a Beatle - his plain-speaking and impudent rejection of authority catching, and eloquently articulating, the group's moment in history. Chronicling a troubled life, from that of the cast-aside child of a broken wartime marriage to his murder by a deranged fan, Being John Lennon analyses the contradictions in the singer-songwriter's creative and destructive personality. A leader who could be easily led, he was often generous and often funny, but sometimes scathingly cruel. As a journalist, author Ray Connolly had a close working relationship with Lennon, and the entire Beatles coterie. In this biography he unsparingly reassesses the chameleon nature of the perpetually dissatisfied star who just couldn't stop reinventing himself. Drawing on many interviews and conversations with Lennon, his first wife Cynthia and second Yoko Ono, as well as his girlfriend May Pang and song-writing partner Paul McCartney, this complex portrait is a revealing insight into a restless man whose emotional turbulence governed his life and talent.

Detective Cross

Detective Cross
Author: James Patterson
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780316469746
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Release: 2017-05-02
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A threat from an anonymous caller sends D. C. into panic as Detective Alex Cross teams up with his wife to uncover the chilling truth. An anonymous caller has promised to set off deadly bombs in Washington, DC. A cruel hoax or the real deal? By the time Alex Cross and his wife, Bree Stone, uncover the chilling truth, it may already be too late . . . . BookShots Lightning-fast stories by James Patterson Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson

Dakota Days

Dakota Days
Author: John Green
Pages: 260
ISBN: 0312917716
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Release: 1989-11-01
Editor: St Martins Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To most people, John Lennon was a legend, an artistic master who was larger than life. But his real story is that of a man--not the ex-Beatle, not the activist, not the hero. Here is a warm, honest portrait drawn by a close friend, the story of a gifted man struggling with himself, his family, and his art on the eve of his long-awaited comeback. Martin's.

All We Are Saying

All We Are Saying
Author: David Sheff
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1429958081
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Release: 2010-09-24
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Twenty years ago David Sheff climbed the back steps of the Dakota into the personal thoughts and dreams of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. From the kitchen to the studio and up those fateful Dakota steps, Sheff recorded 20 hours of tape, discussing everything from childhood to the Beatles. Sheff gives a rare and last glimpse of John and Yoko, one that seemed to look beyond the kitchen table to the future of the world with startling premonitions of what was to come.

Solid State

Solid State
Author: Kenneth Womack
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501746864
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Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Acclaimed Beatles historian Kenneth Womack offers the most definitive account yet of the writing, recording, mixing, and reception of Abbey Road. In February 1969, the Beatles began working on what became their final album together. Abbey Road introduced a number of new techniques and technologies to the Beatles' sound, and included "Come Together," "Something," and "Here Comes the Sun," which all emerged as classics. Womack's colorful retelling of how this landmark album was written and recorded is a treat for fans of the Beatles. Solid State takes readers back to 1969 and into EMI's Abbey Road Studio, which boasted an advanced solid state transistor mixing desk. Womack focuses on the dynamics between John, Paul, George, Ringo, and producer George Martin and his team of engineers, who set aside (for the most part) the tensions and conflicts that had arisen on previous albums to create a work with an innovative (and, among some fans and critics, controversial) studio-bound sound that prominently included the new Moog synthesizer, among other novelties. As Womack shows, Abbey Road was the culmination of the instrumental skills, recording equipment, and artistic vision that the band and George Martin had developed since their early days in the same studio seven years earlier. A testament to the group's creativity and their producer's ingenuity, Solid State is required reading for all fans of the Beatles and the history of rock 'n' roll.

December 8 1980

December 8  1980
Author: Keith Elliot Greenberg
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1617130893
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Release: 2012-09
Editor: Backbeat Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Follows the day's events leading up to the horrible moment when Mark David Chapman, realizing his perverse fantasy of attaining perennial notoriety, calmly fired four bullets from his Charter Arms .38 Special into the rock icon."-- Dust jacket.

And in the End

And in the End
Author: Ken McNab
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250803733
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Release: 2022-02-22
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ken McNab's And in the End is an in-depth look at The Beatles' acrimonious final year...

John Lennon The Life

John Lennon  The Life
Author: Philip Norman
Pages: 864
ISBN: 9780307372499
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Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Anchor Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

National Bestseller Drawing on previously unknown sources, unpublished letters, and unprecedented access to all the key figures, author and journalist Philip Norman gives us the most complete and revealing portrait of John Lennon that is ever likely to be published. For this masterpiece of biography, Philip Norman set himself the challenge of looking afresh at every aspect of Lennon’s much-chronicled life. He has not just dug deep into the archives, including his own vast collection of tapes and notebooks dating back to the 60s, but spoken to hundreds of witnesses, from every walk of life and every stage of Lennon’s. The interviewees include Sean Lennon, whose moving reminiscences reveal his father as never before, and Yoko Ono, who speaks with sometimes shocking candour about her marriage to John. In his brilliant Shout!, we were shown a band; in John Lennon, Philip Norman gives us a portrait of a man. It reconciles as never before the contradictions of this endlessly fascinating character–the volatile and violent hippie, the phenomenally wealthy advocate of no possessions, the family man and junkie–and his journey from Liverpool suburbia to becoming one of the presiding geniuses of pop culture.

Is This Anything

Is This Anything
Author: Jerry Seinfeld
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781982112745
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Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy. Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub “Catch a Rising Star” as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything. “Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a conversation, or working it out on my preferred canvas, the big yellow legal pad, I kept it in one of those old school accordion folders,” Seinfeld writes. “So I have everything I thought was worth saving from forty-five years of hacking away at this for all I was worth.” For this book, Jerry Seinfeld has selected his favorite material, organized decade by decade. In page after hilarious page, one brilliantly crafted observation after another, readers will witness the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time and gain new insights into the thrilling but unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy.

Who Killed John Lennon

Who Killed John Lennon
Author: Lesley-Ann Jones
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1789464196
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Release: 2021-05
Editor: John Blake Publishing
Language: en

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