Dimensions: 688 pages, 3.74 × 2.46 × 0.59 in
Published: October 29, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316194751
ISBN - 13: 9780316194754
From the Publisher
The national bestseller celebrated as "the ultimate Johnny
Cash biography....Rock writer great Robert Hilburn goes deep."
-- Rolling Stone
In this, the definitive biography of an American legend, Robert
Hilburn conveys the unvarnished truth about a musical superstar.
Johnny Cash''s extraordinary career stretched from his days at Sun
Records with Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis to the remarkable
creative last hurrah, at age 69, that resulted in the brave, moving
As music critic for the Los Angeles Times, Hilburn knew
Cash throughout his life: he was the only music journalist at the
legendary Folsom Prison concert in 1968, and he interviewed both
Cash and his wife June Carter just months before their deaths.
Drawing upon a trove of never-before-seen material from the
singer''s inner circle, Hilburn creates an utterly compelling,
deeply human portrait of a towering figure in country music, a
seminal influence in rock, and an icon of American popular culture.
Hilburn''s reporting shows the astonishing highs and deep lows that
marked the journey of a man of great faith and humbling addiction
who throughout his life strove to use his music to lift people''s
About the Author
Robert Hilburn was the chief music critic and pop music editor for
the Los Angeles Times for more than three decades. The
author of the bestselling memoir Cornflakes with John
Lennon, Hilburn has reported extensively on most of pop
music''s legends, including Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Elton John,
Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, U2, and Johnny Cash.
"The definitive biography.... Hilburn is frank without indulging
voyeurism... [and] manages the delicate balance of opportunity that
a posthumous work provides.... Hilburn unflinchingly and humanely
follows the long, rocky road to its end."-Kevin
Lynch, No Depression Americana and Roots