Anne E. Neimark Johnny Cash (Up Close)

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Johnny Cash (Up Close)

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Johnny Cash was so much more than a country-music star. The only musician ever to be inducted into three halls of fame (Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Songwriters), his music and his legacy have influenced performers ranging from Bob Dylan to U2 to Nine Inch Nails.

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Anne Edwards is renown for her bestselling biographies of celebrities, including those of Vivien Leigh, Judy Garland, and Katharine Hepburn. She and her husband, composer-musicologist Stephen Citron, live in Connecticut.

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*Starred Review* The life of the deeply troubled and powerfully influential music legend is brought vividly to life in this richly detailed biography in the new Up Close series. Neimark chronicles the hardscrabble life Cash's family led in rural Arkansas and discusses the horrible death of his older brother, Jack, which haunted Johnny the rest of his life. Cash is portrayed as a tortured soul wrestling with his faith in God and a predilection for self-destructive behavior, yet emerging as a self-educated, deeply spiritual, and compassionate man, who used his fame and influence to advocate for humane prison conditions and the rights of Native Americans. Cash's genius as a songwriter and musician as well as his incalculable influence upon music are skillfully explored, and Neimark frequently uses excerpts from Cash's own songs to enrich his compelling life story. Her sharp, immediate writing, which combines passages of dramatic, storylike narrative with more traditional biographical accounts, will foster readers' appreciation of the singer-songwriter's fierce individualism and his outlaw spirit. Sources are provided for quotes, and a list of further resources (unfortunately, there's no discography) will point interested readers toward more about this musical legend. Among the other titles in the Up Close series is Ilene Cooper's Oprah Winfrey. Ed Sullivan
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