Hank

Hank

The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams

eBook - 2016
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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. 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.
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781631491580
163149158X
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxiii, 472 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations

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Nicr Dec 25, 2016

A haunted life. A harrowing read.

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