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The Man Who Sold the World


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Peter Doggett's books include Are You Ready for the Country: Elvis, Dylan, Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock, the award-winning There's a Riot Going On: Revolutionaries, Rock Stars and the Rise and Fall of the '60s, and You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup, which was chosen as one of the 10 Best Books of 2010 by the Los Angeles Times.


"Explores themes in Bowie's most inventive period - from sexual identity to the nature of fame. Doggett's song-by-song analysis will make obsessive fans of the 'Ziggy Stardust' days want to pull out their old vinyl."--USA Today
"There aren't many writers who have the combination of classic-rock knowledge, reverence for an artist and sheer patience to successfully pull off this sort of project."--Kirkus Reviews
"Packed with insight, a go-to text for anyone who wants to understanding what Doggett calls 'the uncanny strangeness of the seventies Bowie, ' and the creative process that led to his artistic breakthroughs."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Meticulously researched....A wonderful opportunity to reconsider rock's greatest chameleon."--Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers
"A thoughtful combination of critical observation and biographical digging....Doggett's sparkling work of biocriticism is full of entertaining anecdotes and flashes of insight."--Booklist (starred review)
"Astonishing and absorbing...Expertly unpicks this explosively creative time in Bowie's life.... [Doggett intercuts] the individually tailored song biographies with essays on everything from glam rock, minimalism and punk, to radical left-wing politics, music video and a mass of other subjects that helped shape the ideas behind Bowie's songs."--Rob Fitzpatrick, Sunday Times (London)
"Details a decade of styles and influences of one of rock's most enigmatic personalities....A complete treat."--Library Journal
"Doggett's previous book, You Never Give Me Your Money: the Battle for the Soul of the Beatles, was the perfect preparation for writing about both the Seventies and Bowie."--Toby Litt, New Statesman
"Meticulous....A captivating look at an artist who defined an era."--Publishers Weekly

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