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ROSANNE CASH: "In my mind, Ethan Russell is the only person who could have written this book. Those who were there don’t have the objectivity. Those who have the objectivity weren’t there. For some reason, he was like a time traveler, taking notes for the story as he lived it."
KEITH RICHARDS: “(His) was no ordinary eye, and I found out no ordinary mind behind it.... A quiet thoughtful man with a blinding vision. Enjoy his work. I do.”
Ethan Russell's photographs and journey with THE BEATLES, THE ROLLING STONES, and THE WHO, and many others. The version in this store is an INTERACTIVE PDF, readable in any pdf reader on your computer or device. It can also be imported and successfully read on iBooks or Kindle.
AMAZON 5 STAR REVIEW: "Ethan Russell: The Best Seat in the House" is a stunning piece of work that is extraordinary on many levels. The photos alone are amazing and could easily have been presented as a captivating coffee table book that everyone would have loved. But Mr. Russell has gone light years beyond the ordinary here.
"The Best Seat in the House" is the story of America from the sixties to the present, told through the lens of a man who just happened to be there, again and again, when a lot of cultural history was being made. So, among other things, it's an insider's account of events we all wish we could have witnessed personally (such as the Beatles rooftop concert, for just one example).
But even beyond that, it is an important work of social insight and analysis. Mr. Russell lays out an argument - breathtaking in its scope - that the world has mis-remembered the Sixties and has been overtaken and increasingly polarized by a media culture run amuck. It is actually difficult to overstate the magnitude and importance of what Mr. Russell is sharing with us; I believe the book has the potential to influence significantly how our society thinks about the Sixties and, by implication, about the current state of the country and the world."
THE FIRST INTERACTIVE, SOCIALLY ENABLED, MULTI-MEDIA, CROSS PLATFORM EBOOK. IT CONTAINS HUNDREDS OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND OVER 250 LINKS.