Search Results: "The Beatles"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEATLES by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A lively and informal look at the young Beatles. (Beatles facts) (Graphic biography. 10-14)"
This introduction to the Beatles during their formative years in the late 1950s and early '60s reveals their struggle to reach "the toppermost of the poppermost" of the rock-music world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2005

"Not the only Beatles book you'll ever need, but entertaining nonetheless."
A nearly exhaustive chronicle of the Fab Four. Read full book review >

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THE BEATLES by Mick Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"A fine little addition to Beatlemania, despite the rather unprepossessing cover. (timeline, bibliography, filmography, discography, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The Beatles age; a couple of them even pass away, but they never grow old, and Manning and Granström bring them back fresh as daisies—even with all their little blemishes. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2005

"To quote the Fabs: 'Dear sir or madam, will you read my book, it took me years to write, will you take a look?' No, thanks."
Yet another scribe takes a run at the Fab Four's legend and comes up empty. Read full book review >

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THE BEATLES by Bob Spitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2005

"For completists, a necessity. Others will want to consult Hunter Davies's The Beatles, which, though 38 years old and problematic in itself, is a pleasure to read."
In time for the 40th anniversary of "Paperback Writer" comes this thousand-pages-give-or-take-a-few, overblown account of the already obsessively chronicled Fab Four. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A bonbon for fans but a legacy better served by more substantive journalism."
Journalist and critic Rowlands (Paris Was Ours, 2011, etc.) delivers a collection of light-as-a-feather remembrances of the Beatles' British invasion. Read full book review >

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THE BEATLES WERE FAB by Kathleen Krull
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Parents and (more likely) grandparents who want to introduce children to their favorite band would do better to play a song or two on whatever device is handy—though as Brewer and Krull note, the transformative impact of the Beatles was such that kids may not even recognize the originality of their music. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
Many adult readers will agree wholeheartedly with the title of this heartfelt paean to the Fab Four, but unfortunately, Krull and Brewer don't quite manage to offer enough evidence to effectively convey to children the Beatles' unique appeal and immense contributions to pop culture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Sutcliffe claims to have kept quiet about what she knew for years 'out of an old-fashioned sense of propriety.' Old-fashioned or not, that sense of propriety would have been a lot more attractive than this round of mud-slinging."
Was Stuart Sutcliffe John Lennon's lover? Did Lennon inadvertently cause his death of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 21? Speculations abound in this biography by the subject's sister. Read full book review >

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THE LOST BEATLES INTERVIEWS by Geoffrey Giuliano
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"In this case, he should have done so."
``Tedious'' is a better adjective than ``lost'' for the various documents Fab Four biographer Giuliano (Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney, 1991, etc.) has gathered here. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 1994

"A running, jumping biography that never stands still except for a final interview with Lester, now much more cautious about his projects."
Yule has written better-than-average lives of Al Pacino, Sean Connery, and David Puttnam, among other works; here, Richard Lester only seems a lesser figure until you weigh his full plate of achievements. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 2013

"An imperfect but worthwhile addition to the Beatles bookshelf."
An exhaustive and exhausting look at the Fab Four's impact on the Soviet Union. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"One of those rare books that aims to upend received wisdom and actually succeeds."
A bracing, inclusive look at the dramatic transformation in the way music was produced and listened to during the 20th century. Read full book review >