Item #276546 Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams. Mark Ribowsky.

Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams

Liveright, November 2017. Trade Paperback. Used - Acceptable. Item #276546
ISBN: 163149337X

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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