Catch a Fire (Paperback)

The Life of Bob Marley

By Timothy White

Holt Paperbacks, 9780805060096, 576pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1998

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/2/2006)
Compact Disc (4/1/2013)
Compact Disc (4/1/2013)
MP3 CD (4/1/2013)

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The definitive biography of Bob Marley, newly revised and expanded, with a comprehensive discography and bibliography. 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 Marley.
For this new revision, Timothy White presents new material on the powerful ongoing influence of reggae in Jamaican society. He reveals previously restricted documents about the C.I.A.'s monitoring of Marley's activities and recounts the ongoing legal battles around Marley's estate and legacy. There's up-to-date information about the music being made by the next generation of Marleys and a new comprehensive discography and bibliography.

About the Author

Timothy White, editor-in-chief of "Billboard "magazine, has written extensively on Marley and reggae for "Rolling Stone, The New York Times," and other publications. His close contact with Marley, his family, and inner circle of friends led to his being granted access to private papers, photographs, and memorabilia. He is also the author of "Rock Lives: Profiles and Interviews," a winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award.

Praise For Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley

"Probably the finest biography ever written about a popular musician. "-Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle