Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock 'n' Roll

Author(s): Marc Dolan


Marc Dolan traces the cultural, political and personal forces that shaped the music of Bruce Springsteen. Beyond his constant stylistic adaptations, Springsteen developed from being the voice of a guy from working class New Jersey to writing about the larger issues facing America. Dolan draws on a range of new and little-known sources, making this an indispensable reference for avid Springsteen fans as well as those interested in learning the stories behind his music. Combining political analysis, music history and colourful storytelling, Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock 'n' Roll reveals how a gifted, ambitious community college dropout achieved superstardom and spent decades refining what he wanted his music to say.


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A well-researched, comprehensive analysis of Springsteen's life and work to date, with an emphasis on the music.

Marc Dolan is an associate professor of English, American studies and film studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

General Fields

  • : 9780393081350
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : March 2012
  • : 235mm X 156mm
  • : United States
  • : June 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marc Dolan
  • : Hardback
  • : 612
  • : 782.42166092
  • : 528
  • : Illustrations