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Pride: The Charley Pride Story

Pride, Charley, with Henderson, Jim

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ISBN 10: 0688126383 / ISBN 13: 9780688126384
Published by William Morrow Company, New York , NY, 1994
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Briefly inscribed by Charley Pride to previous owner on front free endpaper, no other markings and no flaws. Jacket has light cosmetic wear but no chips or tears and virtually no edgewear. Photos, 302 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 008017

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Title: Pride: The Charley Pride Story

Publisher: William Morrow Company, New York , NY

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

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A biography of country music's only black superstar describes his impoverished childhood in Sledge, Mississippi, his three Grammys, and his struggle as virtually the only black star in the country music constellation. 50,000 first printing.

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The list of black country music artists is a short list topped by Charley Pride. Born to a Mississippi sharecropper's family, he integrated Nashville in the 1960's. This was an accident, of course--he was trying to get into major league baseball! In this autobiography, Pride also describes his manic-depression and alludes to an alcohol problem. A singer, not a reader, Pride's delivery is less polished than the autobiographical readings of Reba McEntire (AudioFile 9/94) and Naomi Judd (AudioFile 4/94). He articulates articles painfully and sounds out some polysyllabic words. With no music or sound effects, this read is brutally honest and refreshingly authentic. D.W.K. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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