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Pretend You're In A War: The Who and the Sixties Hardcover – 18 Sep 2014

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd (18 Sept. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781311870
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781311875
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.8 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 498,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'puts other Who books in the shade' 

(Richard Evans

'Blake gives new reasons to appreciate the angst and theory behind The Who’s music'

(Seven, Sunday Telegraph)

‘the quality of research and analysis here is unsurprisingly of the highest standard… a superb biography’

(Dave Jennings Louder Than War)

'A rollicking and insightful tale'


'Pretend You’re In A War wastes no time in parachuting you directly into the combat zone'

(Record Collector)

"A compelling read...and a story told with unflinching care and infectious enthusiasm."

(Classic Rock)

***** 'A definitive tome for both Who fans and newcomers alike’

(Q Magazine)

About the Author

MARK BLAKE is a former assistant editor of Q magazine and a long-time contributor to Mojo. He is the author of the definitive Pink Floyd biography, Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd, as well as Is This the Real Life? The Untold Story of Queen, and edited Stone Me: The Wit & Wisdom of Keith Richards (all published by Aurum). He is also the editor of Dylan: Visions, Portraits & Back Pages and Punk: The Whole Story. He lives in London with his wife and son.

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