Books by Robert Gordon

Released: March 6, 2018

"Gordon makes a convincing case that if music can't exactly save us, it can tell us who we are."
The acclaimed music chronicler tells the story of Memphis through its songs. Read full book review >
RESPECT YOURSELF by Robert Gordon
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Deep cultural and social history enlivened by a cast of colorful characters."
A spellbinding history of one of the most prolific hit-making independent record companies in the history of American music. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2002

"Excellent on the music, sketchy on the life. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An upbeat if limited biography of the great blues singer and guitarist. Read full book review >
WHEN BOBBY KENNEDY WAS A MOVING MAN by Robert Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A rollicking, full-barrelled fantasy in which the foibles of dead Kennedys are as much a subject of caustic wit as more fictional material might be: a hard act to follow."
In a nimble, electrifying debut, Seattle-based Gordon uses his experience as a mover and as a writing teacher in Washington prisons to spin the yarn to end all Kennedy yarns—with Bobby reincarnated as a frustrated but sincere working-class hero. Read full book review >