JOHNNY CASH: THE LIFE by Robert Hilburn

Posted on January 10, 2014 in Book Reviews
JOHNNY CASH: THE LIFE by Robert Hilburn

Robert Hilburn’s biography of Johnny Cash reached the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction bestseller list for the week of January 5, 2014 and Michiko Kakutani of the New York Times called it one of her 10 favorite books of 2013, saying that Hilburn “writes persuasively about Cash’s trajectory as an artist — his place in a changing country music scene, his mythologizing of American life, and his eclectic influences (including gospel, blues and traditional folk).”

The book was also reviewed in The Economist which says, “How do you write an interesting biography of such a beloved figure? First, hire Robert Hilburn. He is a prodigious researcher, but he keeps a steady hand on the tiller, and never allows his research to swamp his narrative.” In addition, the book was the subject of an article on CNN.com. Little Brown published the book on October 29, 2013.

Follow the links to read more:
http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2014-01-05/hardcover-nonfictio…
http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/30/showbiz/music/johnny-cash-biography/index….