Jonathan D. Cohen received his PhD in history from
the University of Virginia. He is the managing editor of BOSS:
The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies and the
coeditor of All In: The Spread of Gambling in Twentieth-Century
United States (2018).
June Skinner Sawyers has published extensively on Bruce Springsteen, including Racing in the Street: The Bruce Springsteen Reader (2004) and Workingman: The Faith-Based Politics ofBruce Springsteen (2014). Born in Glasgow, she currently teaches humanities courses at the Newberry Library in Chicago.
It is not surprising, then, that the most thought-provoking essays
in Long Walk Home are by writers who are not from the
stereotypical Springsteen fan base." -Times Literary
"Long Walk Home: Reflections on Bruce Springsteen at 70 offers a comprehensive, timely overview of Springsteen's life and work. The eminently qualified essayists in Sawyers and Cohen's anthology astutely address Springsteen's achievement in terms of the artist's evolving legacy, with a valuable accent upon exploring his lasting contributions to twentieth- and twenty-first- century popular music and culture." -Kenneth Womack, author of Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles
"A killer collection of Boss studies and stories, as varied as Springsteen's own body of work and a fitting tribute to the man at 70, both an American legend and an artist as vital as ever." -Christopher Phillips, Editor of Backstreets.com
"Taken together, the 26 essays in Long Walk Home give readers a rich understanding of why the Boss matters so profoundly to his audience; how each of us has been moved, challenged, and shaped by Springsteen's music." -Roxanne Harde, co-editor of Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture