Hank Williams Snapshots From The Lost Highway


Hank Williams was just twenty-nine years old and had been a recording artist for less than six years when he died on New Year’s Day in 1953. Yet the songs Hank Williams left behind transformed him into a legend whose influence is felt as strongly today as ever. Escott and Florita’s thorough research presents a trove of more than 300 photographs, letters, and other artifacts that shine a new light on Hank as an artist, family man, and performer while they chronicle his rise from poverty to fame and his plunge into self-destruction. Hank’s sister, Irene Williams Smith, contributed many of her memories and stories to the content of this book. Most of the photos in the book are published for the first time including many from his less documented areas of life: youth, adolescence, performances, early days in and around Montgomery, and budding stardom in Shreveport. The book also includes a wonderful forward by another Alabama native son, Rick Bragg, and a preface by Marty Stuart. This book would make a great gift for any Hank Williams fan.

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Colin Escott & Kira Florita, Hank Williams Snapshots From The Lost Highway, Da Capo Press, Cambridge, MA, 2001, 1st, 346 including index, AS NEW/AS NEW. This book is in pristine condition. The pages are tight, bright and clean with no creases, folds, wear or tears. The spine is tight. Book boards have crisp corners and show no wear. Unclipped dust jacket has no flaws. Although this book is less than 20 years old it is already a collectable and rare on the market.