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And would you recommend it to anyone else?

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A Long Strange Trip

The inside history of the Grateful Dead/ Dennis McNally. I have just started it and am really digging it! Hard to put down!! It's a rainy Sunday and I am happy to have the whole day to read!!! :)

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Aww man!

Just finished Aces Back to Back the history of the Grateful Dead. It was disappointing. Seems like it was slapped together quickly. Glossed over... well, just about everything. I think anyone with a Google search could do what the author did. I do like the illustrations very groovy. But as far as an interesting read it was just a let down. I don't shoot down much that has to do with the Dead, but I was really looking forward to delving into another book about the GD and this was a bummer. But that is just one hippies opinion. Eagerly waiting for the next book to arrive

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I agree

I had a good time reading that Living With the Dead...makes me wish I were there!

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Living with the Dead

Currently reading "Living With The Dead" by Rock Skully. About 3/4 through it. Mostly random antidotes arranges more or less chronologically. Funny stories. Don't know if they are all together true or not, but they make for good reading.

-Dave

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Aces Back to Back

The history of the Grateful Dead/20th anniversary edition by Scott W. Allen

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Dark Star

If you have not yet read it I think that you should. I wanted to hug the man who has given me countless hours of comfort and joy through his music. After reading this I was left almost without words but not without tears. The book the man and the music did and does indeed move me brightly

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Dark Star

Probably the one book I never read about JG. Sitting in the sunshine tunes drifting out from the stereo, reading Dark Star an oral biography of Jerry Garcia. A beautiful way to spend a Saturday morning!

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I have the softcover...the cover on that is 'nift' as well...:-) Glad you got to it...

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The reply - clocking in at __ 10 months later?

Hi. a long time coming & I'm sure obsolete reply, but a book I would recommend is James A. Mitcheners' The Drifters. It's release date is 1971..and it's subject matter is, in a nut-shell young American Beatniks traveling around Spain & Northern Africa. In my opinion I think it's safe to say it's Beat-inspired. And a reflection of the times: U.S. Civil unrest, Politics, drug use.
A departure somewhat for Mitchener, but enjoyable. Or perhaps the better expression is relatable? I'm a very big fan of his prose.

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re: Just Kids

Nift. I'm glad you mentioned it. I've known about this for awhile but like many things on the to-do list back-burnerd' it out of site. Great Book Cover (Hardcover)

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