A collection of writings on the music and legacy of Patsy Cline
– mostly from an academic perspective, but one that makes for a nice step past the usual myth and legend of the singer! Writers include Douglas Gomery, Bill C Malone, Beth Bailey, Kristine M McCusker, and Warren Hofstra – who edited the collection – and the book also features a surprising contribution from famous country singer George Hamilton IV – one of Cline
's contemporaries. The titles of the pieces will give you a good idea of the nature of the book – and include "Patsy Cline
& The Transformation Of The Working Class South", "The Cultural World Of Patsy Cline
's Winchester", "Hard Times & Good Times For Country Music In 1950s Washington DC", "Pasty Cline
A Television Star", and "Patsy Cline
Visual Image & The Celebrity Process". Book is softcover, 198 pages, and features a fair bit of notes on the research, too.