This is a straight-down-the-line account of Peter Grant, excusing nothing, presenting the man for who he was -- fiercely loyal to his bands, a bully to everyone who got in their way. It's impossible to read without recognising that today's world would have no place for Peter Grant. He broke a fair few laws in a fair few countries, and by and large got away with it. But he also stood up to the recording and promoting dinosaurs which were simply not ready for the changes in popular music that took place at the end of the sixties and into the seventies.
The writing is refreshingly iconoclastic. This is not a reverent account for devoted fans. In telling the story of Grant, the author gives us the story of the band, but from a purely non-musical point of view. It's a story of law-suits, dodgy deals, punch-ups, sharp negotiation, and incredibly astute marketing. It's also the story of people who did successfully take Grant and Zeppelin for a ride, including the people who persuaded them they could make a film of the band without any relevant experience. If you've ever wondered why the 'Song Remains the Same' is so - well - bitty, this book will tell you why.
If you are a compulsive collector of Zeppelin ephemera, this book will probably give you little in the way of extra facts and anecdotes. But if you want to understand Peter Grant the human being, or if you want to take a ride through a unique and unrepeatable piece of rock history, I believe you will find it a compelling read.