Published to coincide with the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, Marley Legend celebrates the life and work of Bob Marley in an authorized and fully illustrated biography. In the same interactive format as the best-selling Lennon Legend, this innovative book features rare photographs and 20 removable facsimiles, including Marley's handwritten lyrics and concert memorabilia, even a private sketchbook. The package also includes a 50-minute spoken word CD featuring archival Marley interviews. Rock journalist James Henke relates the dramatic story of Marley's life, from his impoverished childhood in Jamaica's Trenchtown to his spiritual awakening through Rastafarianism, his multinational musical success, and his death from cancer at age 36. In addition to interviews with Marley's family and associates conducted especially for this book, Henke includes thoughts on favorite Marley songs from such diverse artists as U2's Bono, Sean Paul, Ben Harper, and Chrissie Hynde. Marley's message was one of love, peace, and equality. In words and pictures, Marley Legend shows why Bob Marley is, as Entertainment Weekly recently called him, "still the world's biggest rock star."
This hardcover book measures 9 2/5 inches by 10 inches. Published March 2006
Brand: Chronicle Books
Chronicle Books publishes glorious books for adults and children; its collection of beautifully illustrated, well-written coffee-table tomes includes something for everyone. Read up on food, fashion, art, design, travel, and more, and get inspired to live the good life. With its enviable San Francisco location, Chronicle Books has established itself as a leader in the field of quirky, memorable books and stationery. Phelps Dewey, who worked for the San Francisco Chronicle, established the publishing house in 1968. Today it has a number of bestselling titles under its belt, including the New York Times best-selling Griffin and Sabine series by Nick Bantock, the New York Times best-selling Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, The Beatles Anthology, best-selling What's Your Poo Telling You?, Mom and Dad are Palindromes byMark Shulman, the Worst-Case Scenario series by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht, the children's series Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows, and Papa, do you love me and Golden Kite Award winner Mama, do you love me by Barbara M. Joosse.