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Hank : The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams
by Mark Ribowsky


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Mark Ribowsky's Hank has been hailed as the "greatest biography yet" ( Library Journal , starred review) of the beloved icon. Hank Williams, a frail, flawed man who had become country music's first real star, instantly morphed into its first tragic martyr when he died in the backseat of a Cadillac at the age of twenty-nine.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Mark Ribowsky's Hank has been hailed as the "greatest biography yet" (Library Journal, starred review) of the beloved icon. Hank Williams, a frail, flawed man who had become country music's first real star, instantly morphed into its first tragic martyr when he died in the backseat of a Cadillac at the age of twenty-nine. Six decades later, Ribowsky traces the miraculous rise of this music legend?from the dirt roads of rural Alabama to the now-immortal stage of the Grand Ole Opry, and, finally, to a lonely end on New Year's Day in 1953. Examining Williams's chart-topping hits while also re-creating days and nights choked in booze and desperation, Hank uncovers the real man beneath the myths, reintroducing us to an American original whose legacy, like a good night at the honkytonk, promises to carry on and on.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781631493379
  • ISBN-10: 163149337X
  • Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • Publish Date: November 2017
  • Page Count: 512
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.88 pounds


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Books > Music > Genres & Styles - Country & Bluegrass - General
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