Publisher: Charles River Editors
*Includes pictures.*Includes footnotes and a bibliography for further reading.*Includes a table of contents. “You have to have smelt a lot of mule manure before you can sing like a hillbilly.” – Hank Williams A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history’s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors’ American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America’s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. One of the most enduring and consistently popular singers and songwriters in the history of country music, Hank Williams is considered by many to be the first American superstar of the genre and the “father” of modern country music. In the post-World War II era, at a time when country ...