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    Default Eagles books

    I dont know if this has been posted or not. If so, please direct me in the right path.

    I have the book, The Ealges: Flyin high.

    I know there is a book called, To the limit: the untold story of the eagles. Im getting that one soon.

    I was wondering are there any other books that are about the Ealges or that they have written?


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    Default Re: Eagles books

    Well... a certain ex-Eagle wrote a book recently.... lol.

    Marc Shapiro wrote one called The Long Run, which is just as good as any other.

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    A few other books I can think of where the Eagles get some major ink, although they are not exclusively about the band are 1) Desperados - The Roots of Country Rock; 2) You'll Never Make Love In This Town Again; 3) Laurel Canyon - The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Legendary Neighborhood; and 4) Hotel California.

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    I also have a book called The Eagles by Laura Jackson. I have several of the books listed here but have not read any of them, just thumbed through them. My thinking is that if I read them, I will read something I don't want to know about and therefore will be disappointed. Silly huh? One of these days I am going to start Heaven And Hell just because curiosity will get the better of me.
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    The book you have by Laura Jackson is Flying High.

    TBF, as a Tim fan, you might as well read the books. Tim is barely mentioned, particularly in To The Limit, which Felder's book parallels in many ways. You're not going to find out anything that you didn't already know unless it's a bit more about the drug use and promiscuity of several band members. I would not bother with The Long Run though because it is very basic indeed.

    My own preference is for Flying High, and I have to say it is because Glenn is treated reasonably well in it. The treatment of Glenn in To The Limit is at best perfunctory. I am trying to be kind. The book was written with Henley's cooperation so Henley features extremely strongly in it.

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    Thanks Dreamer. I will look into getting those books.

    Quote Originally Posted by Freypower View Post

    My own preference is for Flying High, and I have to say it is because Glenn is treated reasonably well in it.
    Thats what i have been noticing, as i am currently reading it. I just started it yesterday evening!

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    If you visit the Former Eagles forum you will see a topic about Heaven & Hell in which we give our opinions on it.

    http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/f...read.php?t=585

    I have nothing to add except that objectively it is an interesting insight into the life of a rock star. As a book about the Eagles, it is biased, slanted and distorted beyond credibility.

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    Default Re: Eagles books

    Thanks FP.. Just as i asked that and directed away from this page i found that thead and am reading it now.


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    Yeah FP-I know there's not much about Timothy in these books but just some of the other crap that is never flattering about Glen and Don. I know about the stuff that went on back in the 70's with them so nothing will surprise me I guess. I have tons of rock and roll books and read most but for some reason just have never read all of the ones on The Eagles, which I guess seems pretty funny since they have always been my favorite band.
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    I've read all these books (some twice) and find them quite interesting.

    I'll never forget the first one I read was To The Limit and it was a definite eye opener for me. I knew about the sex and drugs and rock & roll, but it was all very vague and didn't really seem real. Well, that book told all and I was quite shocked and a little bit disappointed in "my guys". But, as time went on and I read more, I realized that was just the way it was back then. It's all very intriguing to me now.
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