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John Lennon was the man who founded The Beatles, and whose energy and initial commitment to becoming "bigger than Elvis" were greatly influential in taking them to the heights of fame. John was the thoughtful, intelligent one, celebrated for his sharp wit and swift put-downs. Privately, he was a complex man: a superstar who hated the restrictions of being famous; a singer ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Parragon Publishing (first published 2002)
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Many people agree that a single picture can be worth a thousand words. A picture can tell you the basics: who, what, when, where and why. But it can also talk about emotions, connections, and reveal more about a time period than any book can describe. This is the way that many of the photographs in John Lennon: Unseen Archives can pop out at the reader.

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Angela Joyce
This had a lot of great photos I hadn't seen before, though the text got a few things wrong, I think-- I believe Sean Lennon's middle name is Taro, not Tara (to be perfectly nitpicky). There are plenty of closeup photos of John Lennon's fascinating face.
You don't read this book as much as you look at the pictures. I enjoyed it, but it was a cheap bargain book when I bought it. I probably didn't learn much, but it was a nice nostalgic trip back in time.
Shane Bennett
Awesome book about a true legend, awesome pictures!
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