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Catch a Fire

The Life of Bob Marley

Biography by Timothy White

Editions

2006 Omnibus Press 978-1846091575 English
2000 Omnibus Press 978-0711983908 English
2000 Hannibal 978-3854450771 German
1991 Omnibus Press 978-0711927704 English

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Summary

Bob Marley was the undisputed sovereign of reggae music and the revolutionary soul-prophet whose music had - and continues to have - a massive impact on people of all races throughout the world. "Catch A Fire" chronicles his life and career as well as the milieu that shaped Marley's political and spiritual beliefs. This full revised and expanded new edition features fascinating inside information on the intrigues of the reggae music business and the ongoing saga of Marley's musical and spiritual legacy. Included here are sections on the dramatic rise of Bob's musical offspring, the complex legal struggles surrounding his estate, and a sweeping social history of modern Jamaica and the origins of the Rastafarian religion.

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