Amazing Grace Paperback

John Newton, Slavery and the World's Most Enduring Song

by Steve Turner;

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Amazing Grace

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Acclaimed music writer, Steve Turner, traces the life of 'Amazing Grace' and the man behind it. The book begins with the dramatic story of John Newton, from his childhood, his life at sea, his participation in the African slave trade through to his writing of 'Amazing Grace' and his campaigning against slavery. The second partof the book, picking up the thread in the years immediately following Newton's death, tells the story of the song itself as it has spread and developed over the past two centuries. The song has been recorded by artists as varied as Elvis Presley, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Johnny Cash, Rod Stewart, Judy Collins and Destiny's Child.

Amazing Grace by Steve Turner was published by Lion Hudson in April 2005 and is our 32598th best seller. The ISBN for Amazing Grace is 9780745951782.

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Page last updated 25th February 2017
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherLion Hudson (April 2005)
Number of Pages306
Thickness17 mm
Height203 mm
Width133 mm
Product Code102205
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