New Release Books by Robbie Robertson

Robbie Robertson is the author of The General’s Goose (2017), Testimony (2016), The Notus (2019), The General's Goose (2017), Legends, Icons & Rebels (2016) and other 7 books.

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The General’s Goose

release date: Aug 25, 2017
The General’s Goose
His admirers said he was a charismatic leader with a dazzling smile, a commoner following an ancient tradition of warrior service on behalf of an indigenous people who feared marginalisation at the hands of ungrateful immigrants. One tourist pleaded with him to stage a coup in her backyard; in private parties around the capital, Suva, infatuated women whispered ‘coup me baby’ in his presence. It was so easy to overlook the enormity of what he had done in planning and implementing Fiji’s first military coup, to be seduced by celebrity, captivated by the excitement of the moment, and plead its inevitability as the final eruption of long-simmering indigenous discontent. A generation would pass before the consequences of the actions of Fiji’s strongman of 1987, Sitiveni Rabuka, would be fully appreciated but, by then, the die had been well and truly cast. The major general did not live happily ever after. No nirvana followed the assertion of indigenous rights. If anything, misadventure became his country’s most enduring contemporary trait. This is Fiji’s very human story.

Testimony

release date: Nov 24, 2016
Testimony
Robbie Robertson''s singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of his time. With songs like ‘The Weight’, ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ and ‘Up on Cripple Creek’, he and his partners in the Band fashioned a music that has endured for decades, influencing countless musicians. In this captivating memoir, written over five years of reflection, Robbie employs his unique storyteller''s voice to weave together the journey that led him to some of the most pivotal events in music history. He recounts the adventures of his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and on the gritty streets of Toronto; his odyssey at sixteen to the Mississippi Delta, the fountainhead of American music; the wild, early years on the road with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks; his unexpected ties to the Cosa Nostra underworld; the gripping trial-by-fire of ''going electric'' with Bob Dylan on his 1966 world tour and their ensuing celebrated collaborations; the formation of the Band and the forging of their unique sound, culminating with history’s most famous farewell concert, brought to life for all time in Martin Scorsese’s great movie The Last Waltz. This is the story of a time and place - the moment when rock ''n'' roll became life, when legends like Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley crisscrossed the circuit of clubs and roadhouses from Texas to Toronto, when the Beatles, Hendrix, the Stones and Warhol moved through the same streets and hotel rooms. It’s the story of exciting change as the world tumbled through the ''60s and early ''70s and a generation came of age, built on music, love and freedom. Above all, it’s the moving story of the profound friendship among five young men who together created a new kind of popular music. Testimony is Robbie Robertson’s story, lyrical and true, as only he could tell it.

The Notus

release date: Jul 14, 2019
The Notus
Our universe, everything we see, feel, or touch, was created out of less than we call nothing. However there is a catch, it only exists because we, (or others) are here to observe it. The Notus explanation is simple yet new. It shows how we as observers can never be passive. We play a large part in the results of our observations. This explains the reason for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics not behaving as we think they should. Our universe is infinite yet it has limited boundaries. Our universe is all encompassing yet it contains almost nothing. The small something our universe does contain is all one thing, and that we currently consider nothing. Our existence is extremely complicated yet it is the most simple that could be devised. Our universe is infinite yet it is only a small part of all. Our existence is contradictions yet these contradictions are all of our own making. We perceive a universe in a way it suits us. Our perception has almost nothing to do with reality. Yet we; and all around us exist. This is indeed the true contradiction. The design is wonderful, out of nothing is something; the nothing creates infinity; without contradictions. This infinity is only one of many. All these existences coexist and interact yet are almost completely separate yet each is still totally dependent on the others for their existence. Out of this nothingness has come all around us; has come life; has come intelligence; has come all technology, the arts, religion, science, and the material universe; has come a moral code and love. Time stretches behind us to infinity and still the journey has only just started. The most interesting part of this to me is the possible inclusion of life as an attribute, this is not human life or even carbon based life but this is life as an entity. I have not gone into this here as I think this book is radical enough as it is; we have looked here only at the material universe but life has to be the most perplexing entity we have yet discovered in our universe; this is with the possible exception of consciousness and inelegance; but; this is the focus of another books.

The General's Goose

release date: Jan 01, 2017
The General's Goose
His admirers said he was a charismatic leader with a dazzling smile, a commoner following an ancient tradition of warrior service on behalf of an indigenous people who feared marginalisation at the hands of ungrateful immigrants. One tourist pleaded with him to stage a coup in her backyard; in private parties around the capital, Suva, infatuated women whispered ''coup me baby'' in his presence. It was so easy to overlook the enormity of what he had done in planning and implementing Fiji''s first military coup, to be seduced by celebrity, captivated by the excitement of the moment, and plead its inevitability as the final eruption of longsimmering indigenous discontent. A generation would pass before the consequences of the actions of Fiji''s strongman of 1987, Sitiveni Rabuka, would be fully appreciated but, by then, the die had been well and truly cast. The major general did not live happily ever after. No nirvana followed the assertion of indigenous rights. If anything, misadventure became his country''s most enduring contemporary trait. This is Fiji''s very human story.

Legends, Icons & Rebels

release date: Oct 25, 2016
Legends, Icons & Rebels
Part memoir, part tribute, and all great storytelling ... Music industry veterans Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Jared Levine, and Sebastian Robertson invite young readers to share with them in celebrating twenty-seven musical legends. Short profiles chronicle personal stories and achievements of extraordinarily talented artists whose innovations changed the landscape of music for generations to come. Carefully compiled like any great playlist, the line-up features originators, rebels, and risk-takers across diverse genres. From Ray Charles to Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry to Bob Dylan, Robertson shares anecdotes about these artists and the influence they had on his own musical journey. Always respectful of their reader, the writers never shy away from speaking about the difficult challenges these recording artists faced and the very human foibles that sometimes led to their tragic end. Most of all, it''s the authors'' passion and insights into these personal stories of creativity and collaboration -- and the power of music to shine a light on injustice and foster change -- that will fascinate, enlighten, and inspire music fans of all ages.

Hiawatha and the Peacemaker

release date: Sep 08, 2015
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker
Born of Mohawk and Cayuga descent, musical icon Robbie Robertson learned the story of Hiawatha and his spiritual guide, the Peacemaker, as part of the Iroquois oral tradition. Now he shares the same gift of storytelling with a new generation. Hiawatha was a strong and articulate Mohawk who was chosen to translate the Peacemaker’s message of unity for the five warring Iroquois nations during the 14th century. This message not only succeeded in uniting the tribes but also forever changed how the Iroquois governed themselves—a blueprint for democracy that would later inspire the authors of the U.S. Constitution. Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator David Shannon brings the journey of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker to life with arresting oil paintings. Together, the team of Robertson and Shannon has crafted a new children’s classic that will both educate and inspire readers of all ages. Includes a CD featuring an original song written and performed by Robbie Robertson.

Robbie Robertson

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Robbie Robertson
(Guitar Recorded Versions). Includes the greatest hits of the Band. Titles are: Acadian Driftwood * American Roulette * Hell''s Half Acre * King''s Harvest (Has Surely Come) * It Makes No Difference * Life Is a Carnival * The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down * Ophelia * Rag Mama Rag * Showdown at Big Sky * Stage Fright * Sweet Fire of Love * Unfaithful Servant * Up on Cripple Creek.

Robbie Robertson: Guitar Anthology Series

release date: Mar 24, 1999
Robbie Robertson: Guitar Anthology Series
Includes the greatest hits of The Band. Titles: * Acadian Driftwood * American Roulette * Hell''s Half Acre * King''s Harvest (Has Surely Come) * It Makes No Difference * Life Is a Carnival * The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down * Ophelia * Rag Mama Rag * Showdown at Big Sky * Stage Fright * Sweet Fire of Love * Unfaithful Servant * Up on Cripple Creek

The Three Waves of Globalization

release date: Apr 19, 2003
The Three Waves of Globalization
Globalization requires a new reading of the human story. Historian Robbie Robertson argues that the human interconnections slowly developing since pre-history achieved global proportions for the first time 500 years ago. A globalized humanity needs a new consciousness of itself to avoid the upset threatened by ethnic and national tensions, environmental catastrophes, and a new democratic divide. Our nascent global consciousness, Robertson urges, needs to be fostered to effect global solutions based on an inclusive reading of history, economic democratization, and individual empowerment.

The Soho Institute

release date: Aug 01, 2021
The Soho Institute
James Gunn is a young man searching for a direction, a career to which he can commit. He arrives in London from Oxford to start work at the mysterious Soho Institute. Then a series of shocking events determine his future. And it is not the future he had planned. Part spy thriller, part coming-of-age novel, The Soho Institute is set in London and Oxford in the autumn of 1981.

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [printed Music]

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