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Hank Williams: The Biography
Colin Escott
0316734977
March 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Escott traces the triumphant and tragic career of the legendary country star, who died at 29 from a drug overdose. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From Library Journal
The man who gave us Good Rockin' Tonight ( LJ 3/15/91) brings us the man who gave us country music.Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams
Paul Hemphill
0670034142
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. This concise, startling biography starts not with its subject, Hank Williams, but with its author sitting in the cab of his father's truck one day in 1949, hearing Williams sing "like a hurt animal." The brief incident immediately binds Hemphill and Williams (1923–1952) together as children of the rural South, united by the places and circumstances from which they came (Hemphill has written four novels and 11 nonfiction works dealing with the blue-collar South). Hemphill shifts from his own childhood to Williams's vagabond youth with scintillating descriptions of Depression-era Alabama. Against this backdrop, Hemphill tells the story of Williams's boyhood, which involved constant movement from town to town, infrequent school attendance and jobs as a shoe-shine boy and street performer....


Hank Williams: The Biography
Colin Escott
0316249386
July 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Escott traces the triumphant and tragic career of the legendary country star, who died at 29 from a drug overdose. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
The man who gave us Good Rockin' Tonight ( LJ 3/15/91) brings us the man who gave us country music.Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

See all Editorial Reviews


Baseball's Greatest Hitters: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 4 Book)
Sydelle A. Kramer
0375805834
March 2000
Paperback
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From Booklist
Gr. 2^-4. Kramer introduces young readers to five of baseball's greatest hitters--Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, and Hank Aaron. For each Hall of Famer, the author offers a biographical sketch and a chart of career statistics. He explains the players' strengths and weaknesses (both on and off the field) and provides play-by-play action for significant games. A final chapter briefly profiles six other batters. The illustrations, a mix of black-and-white and color photos and drawings, help to clarify the text and, combined with short chapters and large print, make for an attractive and nonthreatening layout. Similar to other beginning nonfiction titles in this Step into Reading series (for example, Kramer's To The Top! [1993]), this will be popular with baseball fans. Kay Weisman --This...


Waylon
Waylon Jennings
0446605123
March 1998
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
As one of the original "outlaw" country music stars, Jennings (b. 1937) has done his best to live up to the image of the hard-living honky-tonker who doesn't take crap from anybody. With the help of writer and rock guitarist Kaye, an older, calmer, drug-free Jennings now relates his life story, from his childhood in a dirt-floored house in West Texas, through his busted marriages and hard-partying days, to his current existence as happily married man (to country star Jessi Colter) and member of the Highwaymen, the country music supergroup made up of Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. The narration reads as if Jennings is relating stories over a beer. There are wonderfully evocative accounts of playing bass for Buddy Holly on his last tour?Jennings gave up his seat on the plane that...


Heroes of Baseball: The Men Who Made It America's Favorite Game
Robert Lipsyte
0689867417
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Lipsyte (The Contender) structures this lively history of the National Pastime as a collective biography of, as the subtitle states, "The Men Who Made It America's Favorite Game"—including some of its biggest stars, and a few lesser-known, but equally influential players. He begins with "Big Al" Spalding, a premier pitcher, team owner and sporting goods titan, who spearheaded the early campaign to elevate baseball from just a game into a virtuous and "uniquely American" pursuit. The author contrasts Ty Cobb's style of play ("mean") with Babe Ruth's ("larger-than-life") to chart changes in how the game is played—from "small ball" to an emphasis on Big Bats. Recent congressional hearings may lead some to quibble with his choice to include Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, but Lipsyte makes a persuasive case...


Waylon: An Autobiography
Waylon Jennings
0446518654
August 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
As one of the original "outlaw" country music stars, Jennings (b. 1937) has done his best to live up to the image of the hard-living honky-tonker who doesn't take crap from anybody. With the help of writer and rock guitarist Kaye, an older, calmer, drug-free Jennings now relates his life story, from his childhood in a dirt-floored house in West Texas, through his busted marriages and hard-partying days, to his current existence as happily married man (to country star Jessi Colter) and member of the Highwaymen, the country music supergroup made up of Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. The narration reads as if Jennings is relating stories over a beer. There are wonderfully evocative accounts of playing bass for Buddy Holly on his last tour?Jennings gave up his seat on the plane that...


I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson
0060555971
May 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This autobiography, which was originally published in 1972, the year Robinson died, is not about baseball: it's about the deep commitment that Robinson made to achieve justice for himself and all Americans. He recalls his years at UCLA, where he became the school's first four-letter athlete and met his future wife, Rachel. With the advent of WWII he was drafted into the army, became a lieutenant and was court-martialed for refusing to move to the back of a bus. He was honorably discharged. He played for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues until he was recruited by Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1947 Robinson broke the color line in the major leagues and suffered terrible abuse for doing so. He discusses his relationships with the sports figures he admired, like Rickey and teammate Pee Wee...


Hank Williams Complete
Hank Williams (Artist)
0634006940
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
This comprehensive compilation contains every song written by country music legend Hank Williams. Includes 128 in all: Cold, Cold Heart * Hey, Good Lookin' * Honky Tonkin' * I Ain't Got Nothing but Time * I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You) * I Saw the Light * I'm a Long Gone Daddy * I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry * Jambalaya (On the Bayou) * Jesus Is Calling * A Mansion on the Hill * My Son Calls Another Man Daddy * There's a Tear in My Beer * Your Cheatin' Heart * many more! Also includes a biography.


Hank Williams: Snapshots from the Lost Highway
Colin Escott
0306810522
September 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
When Hank Williams died in the backseat of a car at age 29, he left behind grieving fans, friends and family, as well as eight guns, eight pairs of boots, 11 hats and a saddle. Hank Williams: Snapshots from the Lost Highway by Colin Escott and Kira Florita gathers together just about every last piece of paper having anything do to with country music's greatest and most tragic star (hence the postmortem inventory). Much of the material is new: included in this volume are the handwritten lyrics to 30 songs never recorded or published, private family correspondence and some 150 previously unpublished photographs, including Hank's first baby photo. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
Although he never made it to 30 and died nearly a...

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