Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?

The Carter Family & Their Legacy in American Music

By Mark Zwonitzer; Charles Hirschberg; Charles Hirshberg
(Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9780743243827, 432pp.)

Publication Date: February 2004

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"Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?" is the first major biography of the Carter Family, the musical pioneers who almost single-handedly created the sounds and traditions that grew into modern folk, country, and bluegrass music. Meticulously researched and lovingly written, it is a look at a world and a culture that, rather than passing, has continued to exist in the music that is the legacy of the Carters--songs that have shaped and influenced generations of artists who have followed them.
Brilliant in insight and execution, "Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?" is also an in-depth study of A.P., Sara, and Maybelle Carter, and their bittersweet story of love and fulfillment, sadness and loss. The result is more than just a biography of a family; it is also a journey into another time, almost another world, and theirs is a story that resonates today and lives on in the timeless music they created.



About the Author
Mark Zwonitzer is a writer-director whose work appears nationally on public television. This is his first book. He lives in Connecticut.

Mark Zwonitzer is a writer-director whose work appears nationally on public television. He is currently finishing up work on a documentary about the creation of the transcontinental railroad and plans soon to begin work on a documentry about the Carter Family. Charles Hirshberg, a writer at Popular Science magazine, is the author of Elvis (Warner Books) and The Beatles (Little, Brown). Prior to joining Popular Science, he worked at Life magazine, and before that was a staff writer at The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post Magazine.

Charles Hirshberg, a writer at Popular Science magazine, is the author of a biography of Elvis Presley and a book about The Beatles.
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