Bound for Glory

Bound for Glory

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Woody Guthrie was born in Oklahoma and traveled this whole country over--not by jet or motorcycle, but by box-car, thumb, and foot. During the journey of discovery that was his life, he composed and sang words and music that have become a national heritage. His songs, however, are but part of his legacy. Behind him Woody Guthrie left a remarkable auto-biography that vividly brings to life both his vibrant personality and a vision of America we cannot afford to let die. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: New York : New American Library, 1983, c1943.
ISBN: 9780452254831
Branch Call Number: LPLB84200


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Jan 14, 2014

"The hard-driving, truth-telling autobiography of America's great poet-folk singer." That's the somewhat ostentatious subtitle. "Autobiography" should be taken with a grain of salt, as there are some fictionalized parts, but what is more American than fudging bits of your history (Guthrie acolyte Dylan learned a thing or two about this)? Guthrie's impact on an entire generation of folk musicians can't be overstated and those who are familiar with his music will enjoy this account of his Oklahoma childhood, his tramp-like travels around the country and his early music career. Other books you might enjoy: "The Grapes of Wrath," Charles Willeford's "I Was Looking for a Street" and "On the Road." Made into a film with David Carradine.

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