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Now, With This Definitive Biography of the Man and His Music, Paul Hemphill Takes the Reader on a Journey Through ...
Now, With This Definitive Biography of the Man and His Music, Paul Hemphill Takes the Reader on a Journey Through Hank Williams's Life and Times: His Dirt-Poor Beginnings as a Sickly Child, Learning Music from a Black Street Singer, Refining it in Raucous Honky-Tonks During the Depression, Emerging as a Star of the Grand Ole Opry. Uneducated, Virtually Fatherless, an Alcoholic in His Teens, Unlucky at Love, Hank Mined His Experiences to Write Songs That Will Live Forever.
Hemphill, Author of the Nashville Sound and the Son of a Long-Distance Trucker from Alabama, Brings His Background to Bear on a Story That often Reads Like Fiction. He Has Unearthed Many Fresh Details in Williams's Life, But Most Important He Has Explained That Life and Given it the Lively Telling it Deserves.
|Prologue: Summer of '49||1|
|The Singing Kid||27|
|The Lovesick Blues||74|
|A Star Is Born||95|
|Three Chords and the Truth||111|
|Lonely at the Top||127|
|Better Dead than Alive||191|
Posted November 9, 2013
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