In the Country of Country: A Journey to the Roots of American Music

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2 нояб. 2011 г. - Всего страниц: 384
From the author of the bestselling The Catcher Was a Spy comes an exhilarating exploration of the performers, places, and experiences which form country music--a genre which is uniquely and authentically American. 40 photos.


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Great set of essays about country music and the people who make it. Kind of quirky, in that some people, like Steve Earle, are mentioned but not profiled. But an excellent tour of past and present giants in the genre. Читать весь отзыв

IN THE COUNTRY OF COUNTRY: People and Places in American Music

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This pleasing collection of short, intimate biographies of performers conveys the essence of the traditional country genre by focusing on icons such as Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Buck Owens, Chet ... Читать весь отзыв

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The Spirit of Jimmie Rodgers
3
Harlan Howard
23
Chet Atkins
39
Sara Carter Kitty Wells
53
Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley
83
PART Five Two REAL Count RY STARs
167
Emmylou Harris
277
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
291
No Depression
309
A Note on the Sources
315
Selected General Bibliography
341
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Nicholas Dawidoff is the author of five books. One of them, The Fly Swatter, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and another, In the Country of Country, was named one of the greatest all-time works of travel literature by Condé Nast Traveller. His first book, The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg was a national bestseller and appeared on many 1994 best book lists. In 2009, Pantheon published The Crowd Sounds Happy: A Story of Love, Madness, and Baseball. His 2013 book Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football, was a finalist for a PEN America literary award. He is also the editor of the Library of America’s Baseball: A Literary Anthology. A graduate of Harvard University, he has been a Guggenheim, a Civitella Ranieri, and a Berlin Prize fellow and is a contributor to the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and the American Scholar.

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