The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams

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"In chronicling Hank's rise to stardom, Ribowsky also explores all those cautionary tales that have, until now, remained secreted beneath the grooves of his records. Drawing from new interviews, Ribowsky connects those seemingly eternal afternoons and nights spent choked in booze and desperation to the music that Williams would create, [allowing] us to witness the man behind the tipped cowboy hat--the charismatic troubadour who hid the wounds of his domestic quarrels, relied on painkillers to get through the day, and was always teetering on the edge of tragedy, even when he saw the light"--Amazon.com
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781631491573
Branch Call Number: BIO Williams, H
Characteristics: xxiii, 472 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm


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Nicr Dec 25, 2016

A haunted life. A harrowing read.


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