First released in 2012, Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith (subtitled The Life of a Modern Monarch) is a brilliant biography of one of the most important figures in history, Queen Elizabeth II. In 1962, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was crowned the Queen of the United Kingdom (and also Canada, Australia, and New Zeeland). It was an immense responsibility for a 25-year-old woman who also had to raise her children.
Bob Dylan in America by Sean Wilentz is part a biography and part a cultural-historical study. Originally released in 2010, the book not only chronicles Dylan’s life journey and music career in the early 60’s, but it also explores the social, political, and cultural background at that time. Wilentz portrayed many aspects that gave influence on Dylan’s works, from the folk revival, to Beat literature, to the nation social-political situation.
The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Che Guevara (subtitled Notes on a Latin American Journey) is a monumental memoir by the iconic and legendary Cuban revolutionary figure. The book captures 23-year-old Che Guevara’s experience when he went in an enlightening motorbike adventure out of his home country, Argentina. He explored places in South America where he witnessed injustice and exploitation on the people. This revelation then inspired the young physician to dedicate himself in the Cuban revolution.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X as Told to Alex Haley is a biography of one of the most influential civil rights activist in 60’s America. The book was written based on interviews that took place between 1963 and 1965. Besides Malcolm X’s life history, the biography also elaborates on his spiritual journey and his black pride philosophy and nationalism.
Download Ramones: An American Band PDF eBook by Jim Bessman. A well-written biography of the iconic American punk rock band: Ramones. Cleverly amusing, moving, and occasionally heartbreaking, the book portrays the band as what they really were.
Download Hammer of the Gods PDF eBook by Stephen Davis. The Led Zeppelin Saga. Based on numerous interviews, Davis retells colorful and shocking stories of unbelievable “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll” madness connected with Led Zeppelin.
Download Heavier Than Heaven PDF eBook by Charles R Cross. A bestselling and definitive biography of Kurt Cobain. From hundreds of interview and years of research, Cross delivers deep and multidimensional perspective on Kurt Cobain, his life journey and success with Nirvana.
Download Journals by Kurt Cobain PDF eBook. The book opens up private documents of a great icon, delivering Kurt’s more personal diaries, notes, (unsent) letters, and artworks. Those documents show some of his thoughts and emotion not shown in his songs with Nirvana.