Start by marking “Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley” as Want to Read: Catch a Fire gives readers a detailed and surprising biography of reggae music artist Bob Marley, from his inspirational messages to his beloved wife. More than the first third is about Marley's childhood and. Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley [Timothy White] on Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers editorially. Over the past fifteen years Catch a Fire has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and has indisputedly established itself as the best book ever written about Bob.

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download Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley Revised edition by Timothy White (ISBN: ) from site's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free. Catch a Fire, now a classic of rock biography, delves into the life of the leader of a musical, spiritual, and political explosion that continues today. Over the past fifteen years Catch a Fire has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and has indisputedly established itself as the best book ever.

This book does a fantastic job of setting Marley inside of a MUCH larger social context, and will give you a much bigger appreciation for Marley and his music.

It's a bit dry at times, and can be a little slow to get through but I expect that has much to do with my only cursory knowledge of the subject beforehand , but it's really worth your time, especially if you ever listen to Marley and his music.

Are you interested in knowing more about the man, where he came from and his beliefs? This book starts with a brief background on the rise of the Rastafarianism in Ethiopia before jumping to Jamaica and Bob Marley's Grandfather and his rural upbringing.

Before long he moves to Kingston with his Mother and joins forces with the Wailers - Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh and gathers a following. The book zips through his fame and rap Bob Marley - arguably the most universal musician of the 20th century.

The book zips through his fame and rapid downfall to cancer and the last quarter of the book regards cleaning up legal battles over his estate. One thing I like about this book how the writing captures the mood of Jamaica.

It is easy to imagine the violence and the poverty, and the hope that music represented while reading. One thing I dislike about this book is how it gets mired in content that is outside of Marley's music and life.

There are long sections of the book on political leaders and power changing hands. It is relevant as Marley became a political peace-maker of sorts but at times it is wordy and difficult to follow for me with no background in Jamaican history.

The new edition also contains an expanded discography and is factually updated throughout. An exhaustively researched labor of love. One of the most prominent music journalists of the twentieth century, Timothy White wrote extensively on Marley, reggae, and Caribbean music and culture for Rolling Stone , The New York Times , and other leading publications.

His close contact with Marley and his family and inner circle of friends led to White being granted access to private papers, photographs, and memorabilia. White died in Our Privacy Notice has been updated to explain how we use cookies, which you accept by continuing to use this website. To withdraw your consent, see Your Choices.

On Sale: The classic biography of reggae legend Bob Marley, updated and revised for the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death Bob Marley left an indelible mark on modern music, both as a reggae pioneer and as an enduring cultural icon.

Reviews Reviews from Goodreads.By the end of the story I had fallen in love with Bob Marley wishing he was still alive, wishing I could see one of his outstanding performances.

When Ciddy comes to get him, she ultimately decides that she also wants to live in Kingston and works out a living arrangement with Toddy Livingston.

Besides being a biography, this book is also a history text. That Marley was one of the sufferahs, a tough gong protege, and the ultimate soul icon of Jah attests to what it means to be your authentic self.

Sometimes giving brief information on various subjects such as the roots of Rastafarianism and the political atmosphere of Jamaica, White also touches on politics, spirituality, music and African heritage in order to have a better understanding of Bob Marley. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.