Due to personality and where history put him, Bob Marley was as much a cultural icon as a musician. The late Tim White wrote what is considered to be the definitive bio, “Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley.” It was published in 1998 and was expanded and updated after White’s death. The book covers the history of the Rastafarians and reggae in general and Marley and the Wailers in particular. The reader reviews suggest that it’s not an easy read but very important for people who want to understand the culture and music. Click here or on the image for more information.