Search Results: "Johnny Cash"


BOOK REVIEW

JOHNNY CASH by Garth Campbell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2004

"An episode of 'Behind the Music' would tell you more about Johnny Cash than this lazy rehash."
Barely six months after the country singer's death, a superficial biography by music writer Campbell. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY CASH by Robert Hilburn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"The personal knowledge aided by extensive archival research and always compelling, accessible writing make this an instant-classic music biography with something to offer all generations of listeners."
Veteran music writer Hilburn (Cornflakes with John Lennon, 2009) masterfully separates fiction from fact in an exhaustive, but never exhausting, biography of the legendary musician. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY CASH by Anne E. Neimark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

In compelling, if occasionally purple, prose—"While his demon pills had power beyond measure, part of Johnny wanted to defy them"—Neimark chronicles The Man in Black's hardworking youth, meteoric rise to fame and years of struggle with chemical dependency. Read full book review >

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HELLO, I'M JOHNNY CASH by G. Neri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"An exceptional portrait of one of the most recognizable musicians of all time. (author's note, timeline, discography, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Before he was Johnny Cash, he was J.R., a country boy who lived a hard, farming life and loved music. Read full book review >

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CASH by Johnny Cash
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Mostly, though, a pungent, substantive autobiography from one the most iconoclastic talents on the American music scene. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen) ($200,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A humble, happy look back from the man in black. Read full book review >

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CASH LANDING by James Grippando
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Andie's bridegroom, series regular Jack Swyteck, turns up in the last chapter to help slam the door on this zany, overlong caper. But it's hard to care which of these lowlifes ends up on top when they're all so despicable."
Thieves fall out over a fabulous jackpot that somehow isn't quite enough to go around. Read full book review >

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HUNGRY JOHNNY by Cheryl Minnema
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Children less patient (or good-natured) than Johnny aren't likely to take a cue from his example, but the episode certainly opens the way to further discussion and socialization. (Ojibwe glossary) (Picture book. 4-6)"
Family and community values underpin this tale of a young Ojibwe child forced to wait while local elders get first crack at a communal feast. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY MERCER by Glenn T. Eskew
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"An important subject that deserves a more accessible treatment."
A painstakingly researched biography of Johnny Mercer (1909-1976), one of the great songwriters of the classic era of American popular music. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY SWANSON by Eleanor Updale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2011

"The writing is ripe for a theatrical production, but the Briticisms may trip up some American readers. (Historical mystery. 9-12)"
Take an old-fashioned British melodrama set in 1929, feature an 11-year-old boy whose sucker newspaper ads become the contrivance for a murder mystery, throw in a wide-spread TB panic and there's the plot. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Throws a few incompletes, but finds the end zone more often than not."
The life story of one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY APPLESEED by Will Moses
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Make room on the shelf for this slim volume, too. (Biography. 9-11)"
Many are the available picture-book tales of half-legendary wanderer John Chapman, but this one (not really a picture book) merits consideration, both for its appealing folk-art-style illustrations (Moses is an artistic, as well as genetic, descendant of Grandma Moses), and for its thoughtful prose portrait of a man who, Moses suggests, "represents the best qualities of the American character." Read full book review >