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Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches, and Encounters

RetailSpringsteen on Springsteen offers fans an extensive look at the artist's own spoken words over the past four decades, via Q&A-formatted articles, speeches, and features that incorporate significant interview material. No one is better qualified to talk about Springsteen than the man himself and he's often as articulate and provocative in interviews and speeches as he is emotive onstage and in recordings. While many rock artists seem to suffer through interviews, Springsteen has welcomed them as an opportunity to speak openly, thoughtfully, and in great detail about his music and life. Moreover, Springsteen simply enjoys talking with people, and you can sense that from the material in this book. He is willing to speak with great candor, humor, and poignancy about his personal life and has talked in detail about his marriage, being in therapy, his parents, and fame. This volume starts with interviews from 1973, when he was earning $75 a week, and follows him up until 2012, when he had achieved almost unimaginable wealth and worldwide fame. The book features a foreword by singer/songwriter Elliott Murphy, a longtime Springsteen cohort; and photos by Frank Stefanko, who produced the covers for Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River. It contains more than half a dozen of Springsteen's speeches at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, political rallies and elsewhere, plus interviews with such well-known figures as TV's Charlie Rose, Ted Koppel, and Brian Williams; novelist Nick Hornby; and actor Ed Norton. Fans will discover hidden gems from small and international outlets, and radio and TV interviews that have not previously appeared in print, along with some material that has not been available in any format until now. This is a must have for any Springsteen fan.Review"This collection...is a great illustration of how, when the appropriate subject is chosen, no one on earth can say it better than the subject himself. Impressively thorough...and highly recommended."--Dave DiMartino, RollingStone.com"Many of [Springsteen's] most engrossing conversations are housed in this book. Fans should welcome this valuable collection. I know I do." --Harvey Kubernik, author of *Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and Music of Laurel Canyon*"A great collection. The only other way to experience this much of Springsteen's 'voice' is to see him in concert." --Patrick Harbron, longtime Springsteen photographer"Springsteen on Springsteen is a fine and necessary addition to the literature on this incredible artist, performer, and man." --from the foreword by singer/songwriter Elliott Murphy"A great read about a genuine American hero. If you're hungry to learn about the true soul of this remarkable man, look no further: it's all here." --Paul Zollo, author of *Songwriters on Songwriting*"Painstakingly edited... as close as we're likely to get to a Bruce memoir anytime soon." --Susan Gordon, Biographile.com"The book features...the largest number of transcribed speeches published so far under one cover." --Melanie Paggioli, The Friends of Bruce Springsteen Special Collection at Monmouth University"Over the decades, Springsteen has given a smattering of interviews, many of the best of which are collected in...Springsteen on Springsteen." --Bookish.com"An indispensable anthology." --Donald Gibson, Writeonmusic.comAbout the AuthorJeff Burger has covered popular music for American and international magazines and newspapers for four decades and was one of the first journalists to talk with Bruce Springsteen for a national publication. He has also published interviews with such musicians as Tom Waits, Billy Joel, the Righteous Brothers, Roger McGuinn and the members of Steely Dan, as well as with public figures like Suze Orman, James Carville, Sir Richard Branson, F. Lee Bailey, Sydney Pollack, and Cliff Robertson. He has contributed to more than 75 periodicals and books, including the Los Angeles Times, Reader's Digest, Family Circle, Barron's, Creem, All Music Guide and GQ. A former consulting editor at Time Inc., he has been editor of several major consumer and trade magazines. He lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
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Wings of Steele: Revenge and Retribution

Leaving behind a stabilized and closely monitored Veloria Prime bound for the Terran system, their new mission is to invite Earth into the United Federation of Worlds. And the UFW Directorate will accept nothing less than success. But trouble brews on Earth and the deep space between Velora Prime and the Terran System is anything but friendly.
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Wings of Steele 3: Revenge and Retribution

“Evil hides best in the shadows, preferring to work in the darkness.It withers and dies when exposed to the bright light of truth for all to see.”~ Vice Admiral Jack Steele Book 3 in the Wings of Steele series. With the Freedom gone forever, Jack Steele is awarded a new ship and a new position. A newly minted Vice Admiral, Jack Steele replaces the functionally insane Admiral Pottsdorn as the commander of Task Force Lancer. Leaving behind a stabilized and closely monitored Veloria Prime bound for the Terran system, their new mission is to invite Earth into the United Federation of Worlds. And the UFW Directorate will accept nothing less than success. But trouble brews on Earth and the deep space between Velora Prime and the Terran System is anything but friendly. An epic science fiction adventure that reaches from the surface of our familiar planet and the safety of terra firma, to the dark, vast expanse of deep space and distant empires. An epic novel - 168,344 words
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Dylan on Dylan

In a 1969 conversation with Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner, Dylan proclaims, "I don't give interviews." But in truth, Dylan has given numerous press conferences, spoken at length with print publications large and small and with broadcast media around the world and even answered listeners' questions on call-in radio shows. Dylan can be as evasive and abstruse as he is witty; he can be cranky and sarcastic. But in the right moments, he offers candid, revealing commentary about his groundbreaking music and creative process. Those conversations reveal glimpses into the mind of one of the most important performers and songwriters of the last hundred years. Dylan on Dylan is an authoritative, chronologically arranged anthology of interviews, speeches and press conferences, as well as excerpts from nearly a hundred additional Q&As spanning Dylan's entire career—from 1961 through 2016. The majority have not been previously available in print. The...
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Wings of Steele 4: Dark Cover

"The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, it seems like an awful waste of space." ~Carl Sagan Secret, alien operatives have spent decades infiltrating humanity; government, military and key positions in the populous to prepare the world's population for control and mass slavery. The planet's mineral resources notwithstanding, the most viable commodity on the planet is it's people and the best way to control them is a one world government. But with the arrival of Jack Steele's, Task Force Lancer, the alien operatives are desperate for a way out and will stop at nothing to prevent their capture. A global nuclear war threatens the very survival of humanity and the existence of Earth, prompting a spy-vs-spy game of cat and mouse, forcing Jack Steele to play an entirely new role... No one knows what they are capable of until they are pushed to the breaking point... desperate times call for desperate measures and heroes are born under pressure. But life and death is a roll of the dice for Jack, his crew and his extended family, with evil and danger lurking in the most unlikely places. Some may not survive...
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Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen, one of the most admired performers of the last half century, has had a stranger-than-fiction, roller-coaster ride of a life. Now, for the first time, he tells his story in his own words, via more than 50 interviews conducted worldwide between 1966 and 2012. In Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen—which includes a foreword by singer Suzanne Vega and eight pages of rarely seen photos—the artist talks about "Bird on the Wire," "Hallelujah," and his other classic songs. He candidly discusses his famous romances, his years in a Zen monastery, his ill-fated collaboration with producer Phil Spector, his long battle with depression, and much more. You'll find interviews that first appeared in the New York Times and Rolling Stone, but also conversations that have not previously been printed in English. Some of the material here has not been available until now in any format, including the many illuminating reminiscences that contributors...
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