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Johnny Cash: The Biography

 
 
 
 
Johnny Cash: The Biography
Author: Michael Streissguth
ISBN 13: 9780306815652
ISBN 10: 306815656
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: 2007-09-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $16.99
 
 

An exploration of many often overlooked aspects of the legend's life and career

The New York Times - Douglas Brinkley

What makes this so valuable a biography is that Streissguth…debunks the myths that have enveloped Cash, in large part owing to two autobiographies, Man in Black (1975) and Cash (1997), both full of exaggerations. Although Streissguth is not the literary equal of Peter Guralnick (Elvis Presley) or Elijah Wald (Robert Johnson), he avoids the gush-and-awe prose of Rolling Stone and Spin…The amount of new archival material he unearths…is truly impressive.