Louder Than Bombs: A Life with Music, War, and Peace

Ed Vulliamy (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$20.00  $18.40
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Publish Date
September 01, 2020
Pages
496
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 1.1 inches | 1.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780226715407

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About the Author

Ed Vulliamy is a former reporter for the Guardian and Observer. He is the author of Amexica: War along the Borderline and The War Is Dead, Long Live the War--Bosnia: The Reckoning.

Reviews

"With a reporter's keen eye for detail and a memoirist's rich depth of experience, war correspondent Vulliamy asks: How can people play music through the worst calamities? Sourcing an encyclopedic knowledge of, and lifelong passion for, music, the author explores a range of examples. . . . This intriguing, at times poignant, contemplation will resonate with music fans of all stripes."-- "Library Journal"
"An impressively rich affair. . . . [Louder than Bombs] is not only a testament to a life-long love of music, it also represents an indefatigable act of reportage into it."-- "Financial Times"
"A lovingly sculpted monument to the songs and sounds that made sense, even--especially--when nothing else did."-- "New Humanist"
"Vulliamy conveys the sense that music is a deeply essential part of being human. . . . This book is an ambitious exploration of the soundtrack of Vulliamy's eventful life and how much music inspired him to keep asking, 'what is going on?'"-- "Irish Times"
"Vulliamy is one of the finest British journalists of his generation, and this thought-provoking book should captivate anyone who is interested in the meaning of music--how it sounds and feels, how it inspires, soothes and nurtures, and the vital role it has played socially and politically."-- "Matthew Collin, author of Rave On, Pop Grenade, and Altered State"