Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story (Penguin Magnum Collection)

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9780141041858: Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story (Penguin Magnum Collection)

The dramatic and tormented life of Jerry Lee Lewis is the most fabled in rock 'n' roll history. Hellfire is a wild, riveting, and beautifully written biography that received universal acclaim on its original publication and is now an American classic. Born in Louisiana to a family legacy of great courage and greater madness, Jerry Lee was torn throughout his life between a harsh Pentecostal God and the Devil of alcohol, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. At twenty-one he recorded 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On', which propelled him to stardom. Almost immediately, news of his marriage to his thirteen-year-old cousin all but destroyed his career. Over the next twenty years, Jerry Lee, ever indomitable and ever wild, would rise again as a country star, and then lose it all again to his own inner demons. Hellfire is a brilliant, audacious journey into the soul of a rock 'n' roll legend, and into the soul of rock 'n' roll itself.

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'The number one greatest music book ever' Observer 'Quite simply the best rock and roll biography ever written' Rolling Stone

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Nick Tosches was born in Newark, New Jersey. He is the author of the novels Cut Numbers, Trinities, and In the Hand of Dante. His non-fiction books include the iconic biographies of Dean Martin and Sonny Liston, Dino and Night Train, and most recently King of the Jews, also published by Penguin.

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Tosches, Nick
Published by Penguin Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141041854 ISBN 13: 9780141041858
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1

Book Description Penguin Books, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141041854

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