Sympathy for the Devil
The Birth of the Rolling Stones and the Death of Brian Jones
Despite former bandmates marginalizing his contribution in their memoirs of recent years, Brian Jones was the originator of the Rolling Stones, placing an advert for musicians in Jazz News in 1962 that was answered by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, among others. This biography examines the birth and early years of the Stones from the perspective of their controversial, troubled and ultimately doomed leader.
Britain's Secret Army: The Munitions Women of World War II
With the outbreak of war in 1939, many factories were turned over to the war effort, while new ones were quickly built to manufacture munitions. Millions of women worked arduous shifts, day and night, dealing with dangerous materials, often after being forced to leave home and live in uncomfortable and unfamiliar surroundings. Based on extensive interviews, this book recounts the experiences of nine 'bomb girls', revealing the hardships that they endured and their often-unrecognized contribution to the Allied victory.