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    DescriptionFrom the acclaimed biographer who brought you the rock biography of Bruce Springsteen comes the life of musician Paul McCartney--from his groundbreaking years with the Beatles to Wings to his work as a solo artist and activist. More than a rock star, more than a celebrity, Paul McCartney is a cultural touchstone who helped transform popular music as one half of the legendary Lennon-McCartney songwriting duo. In this definitive biography, Peter Ames Carlin examines McCartney's entire life, casting new light not just on the Beatles era but also on his years with Wings and his thirty-year relationship with his first wife, Linda McCartney. He takes us on a journey through a tumultuous couple of decades in which Paul struck out on his own as a solo artist, reached the top of the charts with a new band, and once again drew hundreds of thousands of screaming fans to his concerts. Carlin presents McCartney as a musical visionary but also as a layered and conflicted figure as haunted by his own legacy--and particularly his relationship with John Lennon--as he was inspired by it. Built on years of research and fresh, revealing interviews with friends, bandmates, and collaborators spanning McCartney's entire life, Carlin's lively biography captures the many faces of the living legend.


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    Title
    Paul McCartney
    Subtitle
    A Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter A Carlin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 417 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781416562108
    ISBN 10: 1416562109
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AVH
    DC21: 782.42166092
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    B&T Approval Code: A08740000
    DC22: 782.42166092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO013000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15970
    BISAC V2.8: BIO004000
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: ML410.M115 C37 2010
    Thema V1.0: DNBF, AVN, AVP
    Publisher
    Touchstone Books
    Imprint name
    Touchstone Books
    Publication date
    05 October 2010
    Review quote
    "Among the many virtues of Carlin's sympathetic yet discerning portrait is the way he turns so many familiar details into a fresh life story. This is the Cute Beatle you only thought you knew, whose good cheer feeds off ferocious ambition. In Carlin's treatment, McCartney's whimsical persona may be even more complicated than his partner's, and since Lennon's death in 1980, requires far more maintenance. " -- Tim Riley, author of "Tell Me Why: A Beatles Commentary"