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This book is far more than merely a history of the Grateful Dead. It is without question the best examination of the culture and times of the '60's, seen through the lens of one of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Dennis McNally authorized bio of the Grateful Dead is a missed opportunity by the author to tell a story far richer than the one he presents. Read morePublished 4 months ago by marilyn daria
Very comprehensive history of the Dead, the best I've read. Some details were sketchy, but overall a must read for the serious Deadhead.Published 6 months ago by fkuriger
This is a great thorough history of The Grateful Dead. I enjoyed reading the book and got more in depth information on many of the stories of the band written about in other books. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Gina
Incredible history of the origins and early history of the band. The book speeds up considerably and becomes more of a skim when it gets to the mid-80s.Published 9 months ago by RJB
I didn't expect author Dennis McNally, who served as the Dead's publicist, to dwell overmuch on darkness and dysfunction, but I have to say I was even more disappointed than I... Read morePublished 10 months ago by MarlowesMom
This is a really good read. If you want to learn a lot about the history of the Dead this is a very thorough retelling. Read morePublished 10 months ago by A Customer
Lots of detail. A Dead Heads must read to really understand the world of the Grateful Dead. The immense genius of Jerry Garcia is evident throughout the book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Nick Sketas