A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead

Author: Dennis McNally

Publication date: 2002

Broadway Books

The long awaited history of the Dead by their long time publicist and official historian, Dennis McNally.

From the back cover:

If you want to know what happened, why it happened, how it happened, and what it was like in the Grateful Dead, A Long Strange Trip is for you. No other book on us comes close to it. -Bob Weir

"This is McNally's view of what went down. It's more often right than wrong and done with love, not a grudge, which goes a long way toward excusing another damned book about the Grateful Dead. Any view of us is necessarily a limited interpretation, like an aerial photo of Ground Zero. What Dennis loves and hates about us bears more weight than most interpretations because he took twenty years to get his facts straight. I'll miss him when we kill him." -Robert Hunter

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