The Last Days of John Lennon

The Last Days of John Lennon

Large Print - 2020
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"John Lennon was one of the world's most influential people. Mark David Chapman was one of the most invisible. By the end of 1980, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade -- a decade John Lennon had spent in search of his true identity: singer, songwriter, activist, burn out. "It's the perfect time to be coming back," he declared. Except that Lennon was a marked man. As early as the Beatles' controversial 1966 American tour, the band had feared for their safety. "You might as well put a target on me," Lennon said, and the Nixon administration complied by opening an FBI file. If only the agents hadn't been so intently focused on the star himself, they might have detected Mark David Chapman's powerful, ever-growing obsession with his onetime idol. Chapman, himself a tragic nowhere man, ultimately achieved the notoriety he craved by actualizing the target on Lennon -- single-handedly wounding the spirit of a generation." -- Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2020
Edition: Large print edition, First edition
Description: xi, 564 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780316429139
0316429139
Branch Call Number: LP 782.42166 Len
Additional Contributors: Wedge, Dave
Sherman, Casey, 1969-

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DOMESTICAT Jan 24, 2021

The title is a bit misleading, as the book tells the story of John Lennon’s life and then leads up to his horrific death ; and there are a handful of factual inaccuracies. It gets a bit difficult to read towards the end as the story approaches its inevitable sad ending. However, this is very well-written and a great read. I am a lifelong John Lennon fan and I enjoyed it.

debwalker Dec 07, 2020

Rock's most haunting early death.

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