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Bruce Springsteen : two hearts : the definitive biography, 1972-2003
Marsh, Dave.
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Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, [2004]

Physical Description:
xxiii, 696 pages : photographs ; 23 cm
General Note:
Combines the complete text of two books previously published by Dave Marsh, Born to run and Glory days, along with new material.

Includes index.
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ML420.S77 M335 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Bruce Springsteen: Two Hearts is the definitive biography of one of the most important songwriters and performers of the last three decades. Critic Dave Marsh has traced Springsteen's career from its beginning, and has earned the singer's respect through his careful documentation and critical description of Springsteen's work. This biography brings together for the first time Marsh's two previous biographies, Born To Run (which covered Springsteen's early career through the mid-'70s) and Glory Days (which took him through the mid-'80s). Both were widely praised for their insightful and near definitive coverage of Springsteen's life and music. For this book, Marsh has written a new chapter covering major developments in Springsteen's career to today, particularly focusing on his album The Rising and its impact on American culture.

Author Notes

Dave Marsh is one of rock's best-known critics. He was a founding editor of Cream, and worked for Rolling Stone as associate editor from 1975-1990. Marsh is the author of numerous books, including Elvis, Before I Get Old: The Story of the Who, Fortunate Son, The Heart of Rock and Roll,and The New Book of Rock Lists. His articles have been syndicated in over 200 newspapers, and appear regularly in major journals from Playboy to TV Guide. Dave Marsh lives in Norwalk, CT and New York City.

Table of Contents

Out in the Street Independence Day
1 The E Street Shuffle
2 It's My Life
3 Greeting from Asbury Park, New Jersey
4 The Punk Meets the Godfather
5 The Saint in the City
6 Wild and Innocent
7 Freeze Out
8 Thundercrack
9 The Future Delayed
10 Prisoner of Rock and Roll
11 Thunder Road
12 "Hype"
13 Killers in the Sun
14 East of Eden
15 Raising Cain
16 Darkness
17 The Promise
18 The Price You Pay
19 Bringing It All Back Home The Songs The Shows
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