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Willie Nelson : an epic life

Author: Joe Nick Patoski
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the rise of the iconic country-music artist from humble Depression-era roots to one of the genre's most famous figures, in a profile that covers such topics as his first performance at age four, his education in a series of Texas bars, and his brushes with the law.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Willie Nelson; Willie Nelson; Willie Nelson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Nick Patoski
ISBN: 9780316017787 0316017787 9780316017794 0316017795
OCLC Number: 180204991
Description: viii, 567 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Somewhere in America, 2007 --
Abbott, 1938 --
East of Western Grove on Pindall Ridge, 1925 --
Abbott, 1933 --
Waco, 1952 --
San Antonio,1954 --
Fort Worth, 1955 --
Vancouver, Washington, 1956 --
Fort Worth again, 1958 --
Houston, 1959 --
Nashville, 1960 --
Los Angeles, 1961 --
Ridgetop, Tennessee, 1964 --
Tennessee to Texas, 1965 --
Coast-to-coast, border-to-border, 1967 --
Lost Valley, 1971 --
Austin, 1972 --
Orange to El Paso, Dalhart to Brownsville, 1973 --
Garland to Hollywood, 1975 --
The hill, 1979 --
The world, 1986 --
The valley, 1991 --
The new world, 1993 --
Paradise, 2004 --
Home, 2006.
Other Titles: Epic life
Responsibility: Joe Nick Patoski.
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Why does Willie Nelson keep going down the road, steady as a mountain stream, creating an illusion for the millions that sit in awe of him as he sings the same repertoire night after night?  Read more...

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Patoski's profound understanding of Nelson's life, character and milieu make this the Willie bio to get. (starred review) --- Kirkus Reviews For a guy who isn't me, Joe Nick Patoski can really write. Read more...

 
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