.Here is the complete history of U" told exactly as it happened in day-by-day diary format. As well as following the mid-1970's birth of the band to the present day in journa form, U2 A Diary also includes new revelations and fresh insights into key moments of U2's development. Through interviews and extensive research, author Matt McGee sheds light on stories that include: U2's 1978 victory in a St. Patrick's Day Talent contest, which led to their first studio session for CBS Records. Bono's visit to Central America in 1986, which led directly to several songs on "The Joshua Tree". U2's struggle to finish the "Pop" album, and it's impact on Universal Music. The release of "No Line on the Horizon" and the drama of the U2 360 Tour. Fully illustrated with pictures spanning the bands career, this a fanatically detailed account of a legendary group's life!