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The Blessing and the Curse of Johnny Cash


By Flynn Paul

For a remarkably diverse range of people, to know Johnny Cash and his music is to feel a kinship with him. He lived under a powerful blessing which never left him. And he was influenced by a curse from which he never wholly shook free.
It is not possible to understand either Cash or the times he lived in without understanding something of how the blessing and the curse shaped him. This book is an exploration of how the blessing and curse took effect in his life and work, of how in the end the blessing overpowered the curse, and of the powerful message which is at the heart of Cash’s legacy to the world.

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