Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

Hardback Up Close (Viking)

By (author) Anne E Neimark

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Hardback | 207 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 180mm x 25mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 5 April 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0670062154
  • ISBN 13: 9780670062157
  • Sales rank: 1,684,889

Product description

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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Author information

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.

Review quote

"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."--Booklist, starred review