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Mark Ribowsky


Mark Ribowsky

Mark Ribowsky is the author of 15 books, including AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG: The Troubled Lives and Enduring Soul of the Temptations, the New York Times Notable Book DON'T LOOK BACK: Satchel Paige in the Shadows of Baseball, and, most recently, DREAMS TO REMEMBER: Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul. He lives in Florida.

Mark Ribowsky

Books by Mark Ribowsky

by Mark Ribowsky - Biography, Music, Nonfiction

After he died in the backseat of a Cadillac at the age of 29, Hank Williams --- a frail, flawed man who had become country music’s most compelling and popular star --- instantly morphed into its first tragic martyr. Having hit the heights in the postwar era with simple songs of heartache and star-crossed love, he would become in death a template for the rock generation to follow. Now presenting the first fully realized biography of Hiram King Williams in a generation, Mark Ribowsky vividly returns us to the world of country’s origins --- in this case, 1920s Alabama, where Williams was born into the most trying of circumstances, which included a dictatorial mother, a henpecked father and an agonizing spinal condition.

by Mark Ribowsky - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

More than a decade after Tom Landry's death, acclaimed sports biographer Mark Ribowsky finally takes a fresh look at this much-misunderstood legend. THE LAST COWBOY tells us as much about our country's fascination with football as it does about Landry himself.