Johnny Cash: The Biography
To millions, he was the rebellious Man in Black, the unabashed patriot, the redeemed Christian-the king of country music. But Johnny Cash (1932-2003) was also an uncertain country boy whose dreams were born in the cotton fields of Arkansas and who struggled his entire life with a guilt-ridden childhood, addictions, and self-doubt. Johnny Cash: The Biography explores many often overlooked aspects of the legend's life and career, uncovering the origins of his songwriting and trademark boom-chicka-boom rhythm and delving into the details of his personal life, including his drug dependency, which dogged him long after many thought he'd beaten it. Scrupulously researched, passionately told, Johnny Cash: The Biography is the unforgettable portrait of an enduring American icon.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SeanLong - LibraryThing
Streissguth doesn’t gush over Cash and debunks a lot of myths and exaggerations that cloaked Cash over the years, and although the tone rings pure, there seems to have been a lot of stories that grew ... Read full review
Johnny Cash: the biographyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
An American legend's biographer must keep the story compelling and fresh, inserting new interviews, revealing details and a delicate balance of respect and criticism. Streissguth (Johnny Cash at ... Read full review