IN THE TRADITION of ‘Me and My Shadows: The Judy Garland Story’, and ‘Haywire’, the story of Leland Hayward and Margaret Sullavan, River of No Return -- the first book written chronicling the lives and marriage of the legendary entertainer Tennessee Ernie Ford and his wife, Betty- ranks among the great stories of Hollywood lives told in our time.


From Ernie and Betty Ford’s first meeting on a desert airbase at the dawn of World War Two, through a brilliant, meteoric rise to the heights of Hollywood’s second Golden Age, to Ford’s controversial departure from Hollywood at the zenith of his career, and to their last moments together nearly half a century later. The story of Ernie Ford and the woman he loved is an American love story, an American tragedy; an unforgettable portrait of an ordinary couple changed forever by an extraordinary life.




River of No Return - Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Woman He Loved