Find out how legendary musician Bruce Springsteen earned his monicker. There's only one Boss; his story is revealed here.
Bruce Springsteen is a platinum-shifting, stadium-filling rock star, but he is also more nuanced than that. He is a man of the people, making conventional-and-proud-of-it rock music aimed at the American working class.
A supreme songwriter, Springsteen is a rock 'n' roll legend, and this lavishly illustrated book is an examination of his life and music. A comprehensive overview of a fascinating and unique artist, Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - The Illustrated History is a tribute to Springsteen's body of work, from the rock anthem Born to Run to his sepia-toned analysis of working-class misery, The River. There's Springsteen's gnarly, Bonnie and Clyde-style tableaux Atlantic City, as well as his debunking of guys' yearnings for youthful Glory Days. Throughout it all, Springsteen has demonstrated that he knows how to create a classic track. Find out once and for all why his nickname is The Boss.
Gillian G. Gaar has written for numerous publications, including Mojo, Rolling Stone, and Goldmine. Her previous books include She’s A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll, Entertain Us: The Rise of Nirvana,Return of the King: Elvis Presley’s Great Comeback, and The Doors: The Complete Illustrated History, and Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band — The Illustrated History. She lives in Seattle.
“With Springsteen finally launching his own memoir at the end of September, Boss is likely the most sober and most punk rendering of the man’s life and work that we’ll be seeing for a long while.” - PopMatters.com
“This beautiful, hardcover coffee table book gives a solid overview of the career of New Jersey’s favorite son in just over 200 pages. Though there are few new revelations here for the hardcore Springsteen enthusiasts, there are enough fantastic photos (150) crammed in the book to make it a must-have for anyone who’s sung “Born to Run” alone in the car.” - neufutur magazine