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The Resource Hank : the short life and long country road of Hank Williams, Mark Ribowsky

Hank : the short life and long country road of Hank Williams, Mark Ribowsky

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Hank : the short life and long country road of Hank Williams
Title
Hank
Title remainder
the short life and long country road of Hank Williams
Statement of responsibility
Mark Ribowsky
Title variation
Short life and long country road of Hank Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After he died in the backseat of a Cadillac at the age of twenty-nine, Hank Williams, a frail, flawed man who had become country music's most compelling and popular star, instantly morphed into its first tragic martyr. Having hit the heights in the postwar era with simple songs of heartache and star-crossed love, he would, with that outlaw swagger, become in death a template for the rock generation to follow. Presenting the first fully realized biography of Hiram King Williams in a generation, Mark Ribowsky vividly returns us to the world of country music's origins, in this case 1920s Alabama, where Williams was born into the most trying of circumstances, which included a dictatorial mother, a henpecked father, and an agonizing spinal condition. Tracing the singular rise of a music legend from the street corners of the Depression-era South to the now-immortal stage of the Grand Ole Opry, and finally to a haunting, lonely end on New Year's Day 1953, 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
Summary
Presents a portrait of one of country musics founding fathers, from his difficult childhood in 1920s Alabama, to his early success and rise to stardom, his fiery relationship with his wife, and the drug and alcohol abuse that led to his death at the age of twenty-nine
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10539997
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ribowsky, Mark
Dewey number
  • 782.421642092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Williams, Hank
  • Williams, Hank
  • Country musicians
  • Country musicians
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the short life and long country road of Hank Williams
Label
Hank : the short life and long country road of Hank Williams, Mark Ribowsky
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [427]-450) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn937452748
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 472 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631491573
Lccn
2016026928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)937452748
Label
Hank : the short life and long country road of Hank Williams, Mark Ribowsky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [427]-450) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn937452748
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 472 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631491573
Lccn
2016026928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)937452748

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