About this book
A groundbreaking book about Dylan's music, and its musical, political and cultural roots in early 20th-century America. Wilentz is the current historian-in-residence on Dylan's website, and he provides a blend of fact, analysis and critical attachment in a book which mirrors the gear shifts and shape changes of its subject.
Growing up in Greenwich Village in the 1960s, the author discovered the music of Bob Dylan as a young teenager. Almost half a century later, now a distinguished professor of American history, he revisits Dylan's work with the critical skills of a scholar and the passion of a fan.