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Country The Twisted Roots of Rock 'n' Roll

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ISBN-10: 0306807130

ISBN-13: 9780306807138

Edition: 3rd (Revised)

Authors: Nick Tosches

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List price: $16.50
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/22/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Born in Newark & schooled in his father's bar, Nick Tosches is one of the most original & individualistic writers at work today. He is the author of acclaimed biographies of Sonny Liston, (The Devil & Sonny Liston), Dean Martin (Dino), the Mafia financier Michele Sindona (Power on Earth), & Jerry Lee Lewis (Hellfire); of several books about popular music (Country & Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll); & of the novels "Trinities" & "Cut Numbers". Thirty years of his writing was recently collected into "The Nick Tosches Reader" (Da Capo). He is a contributing editor of "Vanity Fair". He lives in New York City, & his poetry readings are legend.

Preface to the Da Capo Edition
Preface to the Revised Edition
Thela in the New World
Orpheus, Gypsies, and Redneck Rock 'n' Roll
The Girl Singer
Loud Covenants
Emmett Miller, 1
Yodeling Cowboys and Such
Emmett Miller, 2
Stained Panties and Coarse Metaphors
West Vinginia Hills Are in the Bronx, Says Barn Barnum
You're Going To Watch Me Kill Her
Cowboys and Niggers
Yeah, But They Break If You Sit On Them
Northeast Mississippi, 1953
Emmett Miller, 3