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Selected Books about the Beatles in Reverse Chronological Order

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In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs. Edited by Andrew Blauner. New York: Blue Rider Press, 2017. ISBN: 978-0735210691.
Lewis Music Library - Reserve Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4 I5 2017

The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper, and the Summer of Love. Edited by Kenneth Womack and Kathryn B. Cox. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2017. ISBN: 978-1498534734.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4 B416 2017

Greene, Doyle. Rock, Counterculture and the Avant-garde, 1966/1970: How the Beatles, Frank Zappa and the Velvet Underground Defined an Era. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2016. ISBN: 978-1476662145.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML3470.G72 2016

Turner, Steve. Beatles ’66: The Revolutionary Year. New York, NY: Ecco, 2016. ISBN: 978-0062475589.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4 T855 2016

Weber, Erin Torkelson. Beatles and the Historians: An Analysis of Writings about the Fab. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2016. ISBN: 978-1476662664.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4 W4 2016

White, Richard. Come Together: Lennon & McCartney in the Seventies. London: Overlook Omnibus, 2016. ISBN: 978-1468313840.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML420.L46 W45 2016

Leonard, Candy. Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World. New York: Arcade Publishing, 2014. ISBN: 978-1628724172.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4 L39 2014

Montgomery, Ted. The Beatles Through Headphones: the Quirks, Peccadilloes, Nuances and Sonic Delights of the Greatest Popular Music Ever Recorded. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2014. ISBN: 978-0786478637.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4 M65 2014

Millard, A. J. Beatlemania: Technology, Business, and Teen Culture in Cold War America. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-1421405254.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4 M55 2012

Rodriguez, Robert. Revolver: How the Beatles Re-imagined Rock ’n’ Roll. Montclair, NJ: Backbeat Books, 2012. ISBN: 978-1617130090.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4 R64 2012

Grelsamer, Ronald P. Into the Sky with Diamonds: the Beatles and the Race to the Moon in the Psychedelic ’60s: an Historical, Fictional Autobiography. Bloomington, IN: Hey Bulldog Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-1452070537.
Barker Library - Stacks | PS3607.R49 I58 2010
Hayden Library - Stacks | PS3607.R49 I58 2010

Lewisohn, Mark. The Complete Beatles Chronicle: the Definitive Day-by-Day Guide to the Beatles’ Entire Career. Foreward by George Martin. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-1569765340.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4 L495 2010

Courrier, Kevin. Artificial Paradise: the Dark Side of the Beatles’ Utopian Dream. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2009. ISBN: 978-0313345869.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4 C68 2008

Kennedy, Adam P. Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles?: A True Story of London in the 1960s. New York, NY: Samuel French, c2009. ISBN: 978-0573663529.
Hayden Library - Stacks | PS3561.E42518.M66 2009

The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles. Edited by Kenneth Womack. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-0521689762.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4 C33 2009

Sgt. Pepper and the Beatles: It Was Forty Years Ago Today. Edited by Olivier Julien. Aldershot, Hampshire, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, c2008. ISBN: 978-0754667087.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4 S47 2008

Reiter, Roland. The Beatles on Film: Analysis of Movies, Documentaries, Spoofs and Cartoons. Bielefeld: Transcript, c2008. ISBN: 978-3899428858.
Hayden Library - Stacks | ML421.B4.R445 2008

Frontani, Michael R. The Beatles: Image and the Media. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007. ISBN: 978-1578069668.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4.F76 2007

Gould, Jonathan. Can’t Buy Me Love: the Beatles, Britain, and America. New York: Harmony Books, c2007. ISBN: 978-0307353382.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4.G68 2007

O’Donnell, Jim. The Day John Met Paul: An Hour-by-Hour Account of How the Beatles Began. New York: Routledge, c2006. ISBN: 978-0415979337.
Hayden Library - Stacks | ML420.L45.O55 2006
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML420.L45.O55 2006

Reading the Beatles: Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism, and the Fab Four. Edited by Kenneth Womack and Todd F. Davis. Albany: State University of New York Press, c2006. ISBN: 978-0791467169.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4.R43 2006

Bramwell, Tony with Rosemary Kingsland. Magical Mystery Tours: My Life with the Beatles. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2005. ISBN: 978-0312330439.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4.B73 2005

MacDonald, Ian. Revolution in the Head: the Beatles’ Records and the Sixties. London: Pimlico, 2005. ISBN: 978-1556527333.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML156.7.B4.M23 2005

Norman, Philip. Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005. ISBN: 978-0743235655.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4.N65 2005

Spitz, Bob. The Beatles: The Biography. New York: Little, Brown, 2005. ISBN: 978-0316013314.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4.S67 2005

Stark, Steven D. Meet the Beatles: A Cultural History of the Band That Shook Youth, Gender, and the World. New York: HarperEntertainment, c2005. ISBN: 978-0060008932.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4.S68 2005

Matteo, Stephen. Let It Be. New York: Continuum, 2004. ISBN: 978-0826416346.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4.M195 2004

McKinney, Devin. Magic Circles: The Beatles in Dream and History. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2003. ISBN: 978-0674016361.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4.M34 2003

Every Sound There Is: The Beatles’ Revolver and the Transformation of Rock and Roll. Edited by Russell Reising. Aldershot Hants, England; Brookfield, Vt.: Ashgate, c2002. ISBN: 978-0754605577.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4.E94 2002

Everett, Walter. The Beatles as Musicians: The Quarry Men Through Rubber Soul. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. ISBN: 978-0195141054.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS MT146.E95 2001

Miles, Barry. The Beatles Diary. London; New York: Omnibus, 2001. ISBN: 978-0711963153.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4.M55 2001

Bromell, Nicholas Knowles. Tomorrow Never Knows: Rock and Psychedelics in the 1960s. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. ISBN: 978-0226075624.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS HN59.B76 2000

Everett, Walter. The Beatles as Musicians: Revolver Through the Anthology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. ISBN: 978-0195129410.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS MT146.E94 1999

Moore, Allan F. The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN: 978-0521573818.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4.M66 1997

Kozinn, Allan. The Beatles. London: Phaidon, 1995. ISBN: 978-0714859460.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4.K69 1995

Riley, Tim. Tell Me Why: A Beatles Commentary. New York: Knopf, 1988.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4.R54 1988

O’Grady, Terence J. The Beatles: A Musical Evolution. Boston: Twayne, 1983. ISBN: 978-0805794533.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4.O35 1983

Lennon, John. The Playboy Interviews with John Lennon and Yōko Ono. Conducted by David Sheff and edited by G. Barry Golson. New York: Playboy Press, c1981. ISBN: 978-0872237056.
Hayden Library - Stacks | ML420.L38.A5

Norman, Philip. Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation. New York: Simon & Schuster, c1981. ISBN: 978-1567310870.
Hayden Library - Stacks | ML421.B4.N65

Campbell, Colin and Allan Murphy. Things We Said Today: The Complete Lyrics and a Concordance to the Beatles’ Songs, 1962-1970. Ann Arbor: Pierian Press, 1980. ISBN: 978-0876501047.
Hayden Library - Stacks | ML54.6.T37

Mellers, Wilfrid. Twilight of the Gods: The Music of the Beatles. New York: Viking Press, 1973. ISBN: 978-0670735983.
Lewis Music Library - Stacks | BOOKS ML421.B4.M44 1974

McCabe, Peter and Robert D. Schonfeld. Apple to the Core: The Unmaking of the Beatles. New York: Pocket Books, 1972. ISBN: 978-0671781729.
Library Storage Annex - Off Campus Collection | BOOKS ML421.B4.M121

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