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Mikal Gilmore

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Mikal Gilmore has covered and criticized rock & roll, its culture, and related issues for many national publications. He was music editor for the L.A. Weekly and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and for twenty years has worked on the staff of Rolling Stone, where he has profiled many national figures. His first book, Shot in the Heart, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

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Night Beat
A Shadow of Rock & Roll
Written by Mikal Gilmore


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 16, 1999
Price: $19.00

Few journalists have staked a territory as definitively and passionately as Mikal Gilmore in his twenty-year career writing about rock and roll. Now, for the first time, this collection gathers his cultural criticism, interviews, reviews, and assorted musings. Beginning with Elvis and the birth of rock and roll, Gilmore traces the... Read more >
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Night Beat
A Shadow History of Rock & Roll
Written by Mikal Gilmore


Format: eBook, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 4, 2000
Price: $15.99

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Shot in the Heart

Written by Mikal Gilmore


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 1, 1995
Price: $17.00

Gary Gilmore, the infamous murderer immortalized by Norman Mailer in The Executioner's Song, campaigned for his own death and was executed by firing squad in 1977. Writer Mikal Gilmore is his younger brother. In Shot in the Heart, he tells the stunning story of their wildly dysfunctional family: their mother, a... Read more >
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Shot in the Heart

Written by Mikal Gilmore


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 23, 2009
Price: $13.99

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