Books by Alice Echols

Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A lively and informative treatment in which one man's rise and fall opens a window onto a long-overlooked historical landscape in all its finely drawn detail."
How discovering the truth about her banker grandfather enabled the author to unlock much that has been forgotten about the Great Depression era. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2010

"A well-researched, culturally sensitive time capsule."
Through the lens of the music and its ethos, a former DJ examines what made the folly of the disco years so indelible. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"What's lacking here is Joplin's music: while Echols's is a convincing psychological and sociological portrait, we come away with little sense of the substance or quality of her records. (40 b&w photos, not seen)"
A smart, sober reappraisal of Janis Joplin's whirlwind life and the hippie moment. Read full book review >