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    DescriptionA "New York Times, Los Angeles Times, "and "USA Today "bestseller. For the first time, legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist Neil Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical creativity. He tells of his childhood in Ontario, where his father instilled in him a love for the written word; his first brush with mortality when he contracted polio at the age of five; struggling to pay rent during his early days with the Squires; traveling the Canadian prairies in Mort, his 1948 Buick hearse; performing in a remote town as a polar bear prowled beneath the floorboards; leaving Canada on a whim in 1966 to pursue his musical dreams in the pot-filled boulevards and communal canyons of Los Angeles; the brief but influential life of Buffalo Springfield, which formed almost immediately after his arrival in California. He recounts their rapid rise to fame and ultimate break-up; going solo and overcoming his fear of singing alone; forming Crazy Horse and writing "Cinnamon Girl," "Cowgirl in the Sand," and "Down by the River" in one day while sick with the flu; joining Crosby, Stills & Nash, recording the landmark CSNY album, "Deja vu, "and writing the song, "Ohio;" life at his secluded ranch in the redwoods of Northern California and the pot-filled jam sessions there; falling in love with his wife, Pegi, and the birth of his three children; and finally, finding the contemplative paradise of Hawaii. Astoundingly candid, witty, and as uncompromising and true as his music, "Waging Heavy Peace "is Neil Young's journey as only he can tell it.


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    Title
    Waging Heavy Peace
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Neil Young
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 907 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780399159466
    ISBN 10: 0399159460
    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
    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
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 02
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BISAC V2.8: MUS050000
    DC22: 782.42166092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15970
    Libri: ENGM4300
    B&T Approval Code: A08745500
    BISAC V2.8: BIO004000
    Libri: ERIN2054, MUSI1613
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC region code: 4.0.2.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: ML420.Y75 A3 2012
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Publication date
    01 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Neil Young's music and songwriting--which span forty years and thirty-four studio albums of rock and roll, folk, and country, with shadings of blues, techno, and other styles--are among the most enduring and popular in modern times. From his early days with Buffalo Springfield through his solo career and collaborations with Crosby, Stills & Nash, Crazy Horse, and dozens of other notable musicians and groups, Young is acclaimed for both his musical talents and his artistic integrity. With a major hit in every decade since the sixties, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice (as a solo artist in 1995 and as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997). A well-known political activist, environmentalist, and philanthropist, Young has been involved in several causes, notably cofounding Farm Aid and The Bridge School, which assists children with physical impairments and communication needs.
    Review quote
    "Elliptical and personal..."Waging Heavy Peace "eschews chronology and skips the score-settling and titillation of other rocker biographies. Still, Young shows a little leg and has some laughs.... As the book progresses, the operatics of the rock life give way to signal family events, deconstructions of his musical partnerships and musings on the natural world. It is less a chronicle than a journal of self-appraisal." -David Carr, "The New York Times " ""Waging Heavy Peace "finally is Neil Young on Neil Young. Inasmuch as this memoir compares to anything, it's Dylan on Dylan in "Chronicles Volume 1," and at the risk of offending, one must read it as perhaps one might the Bible: Young's reality is plastic, his prose prophetic; and myth, metaphor and madness meander through his musings....It is a beautiful book, and the sturdy stock gives it a substantial heft. The prose is conversational, peppered with sentence fragments, more stream-of-consciousness than narrative. This in itself is lovely, as reading this book likely is a close as most of us will get to riding with Young in his bus, shooting the breeze, reminiscing." -Ted St. Godard, "Winnipeg Free Press "(Canada) "Terrific: modest, honest, funny and frequently moving..."Waging Heavy Peace" takes the form of a diary, a life-in-the-day structure that gives Mr. Young room to maneuver, as he takes us on a wander round his memory palace... In many ways, the closest antecedent to "Waging Heavy Peace" may be Laurence Sterne's 1760 masterpiece, "Tristram Shandy."..Elegance itself." -Wesley Stace, "Wall Street Journal " "An inspirational account of tragedy, triumph, and toy trains...If you love Neil Young you will love his autobiography....There is humor in his approach, and a preoccupation with the feeling of things; of sound, and with the world of soul and spirit.... [Young's] is a hero's story; a man put through trial after trial who is still fighting at the end with humor, courage, and rage ton