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Cash: An American Man Paperback – September 13, 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
In one of many books coming out this year commemorating the "Man in Black," Miller, a longtime friend of Cash, offers this slim coffee-table-size scrapbook of photos and memorabilia of the legendary country singer. "He was my hero, my mentor, the godfather of my youngest son," Miller begins his introductory essay, which tells how he came to know Cash. Candid pictures are interspersed with photos of concert tickets, Cashs Air Force uniform, album jackets, stills from live performances, and several with Miller throughout the years. He includes Cashs handwritten lyric sheets, such as "Folsom Prison Blues" (over which Cash has outlined his hand), but items that stand out are a transcript of his last interview before he died (with Kurt Loder) and the poem he wrote longhand after June Carter Cashs funeral.
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About the Author
Bill Miller was Johnny Cash's friend, confidant, and lifelong fan, and is creating this collection in cooperation with the Johnny Cash Estate and Rare Air Media, a leading packager of bestselling and award-winning full-colour illustrated books about the world of professional sports and entertainment. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This book is really cool. It is like a museum of The Man In Black. It really lets me feel like I'm taking a peek into his life and like he's the one giving me the peek. Although it was written by a friend of his, this book feels like Johnny Cash wrote it. He speaks to you through his own hand-written songs and writings. The pictures show a Johnny Cash many of us have not seen before. It also features the last song Johnny Cash ever wrote, in his shaky handwriting shortly before he left the world.
There are pictures of his air force uniform, his guitar where he has written the words to "I Walk The Line", drawings and painting made by him (including an amazing drawing he did of the Shroud of Turin) and so much cool, cool stuff!
I love this book and every time I look at it I find something new. It is different from other Cash books...and that's what I like about it.
I have been a fan of Johnny Cash ever since he released his first American record and have gotten more interested in Johnny Cash, the person, as time goes on.
When I flipped this book open, I was amazed. It is a fabulous 'museum' of artifacts, many handwritten by Johnny Cash himself, laying his life out for all to see. The photographs are beautiful. The words are beautiful. After reading the book from cover to cover, I feel as if I have spent time with Mr. Cash. I feel like he's an old friend...or maybe even a family member.
It is so interesting to see how Johnny Cash wrote songs; it is insightful to read his poems to his wife June Carter Cash---several when she was alive and one after she died. There is a letter written to his daughters when he was on tour in the 60's; letters written to him by Presidents...it's an awesome display of Johnny Cash---the performer, the legend---and the human being.
A visual feast, I would recommend this book to anyone!
Thanks,John for all the great music you gave us;and thanks Bill for this fine book of memories.
I didn't ever know a lot about Johnny, but I know A LOT NOW! He was really one of the beginners of rock and roll and country. Even though I'm a kid, I do like his music and the Hurt video.
It is cool to be able to see how Johnny wrote songs and letters and how he crossed things out and made them different when he worked on them.
I really like the story about Johnny giving the money to the poorest kid in the high school and helping the man with one leg to to the hospital. He sure was a good man and I really know much about him and his good ways now. My Dad said that Johnny Cash is one of the most famous men in the history of our country and I believe it after seeing that he got letters from Presidents, movie stars and other important people.
It was also cool to see the Bible studies he did. It made me relate to his home work when I saw that his teacher gave him A's on his studies.
I'm taking this book to school and my teacher said she would let me read from it and show it next week. I know my friends will think it is really cool!
BILL SENT MY WIFE AND I A COPY AND IT'S JUST A TREASURE. EVEN IF YOU BECAME A FAN LATER ON, THIS IS A BOOK THAT GOES BEYOND ALL THE OTHERS. IT'S LIKE JOHNNY HIMSELF LEFT YOU SOME OF HIS PERSONAL BELONGINGS AND GAVE YOU A GOING AWAY PRESENT. WE LOVE THIS BOOK AND TREASURE IT AND THANK BILL MILLER, HIMSELF AN OBVIOUSLY KIND AND LOVING MAN. BUY IT, YOU WON'T BE SORRY AND 25 YEARS FROM NOW THIS ONE BOOK WILL BE THE ONE EVERYONE TRIES TO FIND. IT'S SO GREAT!