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Bound for Glory
Bound for Glory
by Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger
Paperback from New American Library
Hard Travelin : The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie (American Music Masters)
by Robert Santelli (Editor), Emily Davidson (Editor)
Publisher: Wesleyan Univ Pr; 1st edition (November )
Woody Guthrie : A Life
by Joe Klein
Before he became Anonymous, author of the political novel Primary Colors, Joe Klein wrote this intelligent biography of America's legendary folksinger-activist. Klein's first book may not have created the fuss that Primary Colors did, but it attracted the attention of no less a celebrity than Bruce Springsteen, who used to cite it with respect during concerts before singing Guthrie's most famous lyric, "This Land Is Your Land." Klein's unearthing of two politically radical verses usually omitted from that song is just one instance of the solid research underpinning his vivid narrative of Guthrie's often tragic life (1912-67). Before Woody turned 15, his sister died in a fire and his mother was committed to an Oklahoma insane asylum with a mysterious disease he later learned he inherited; Klein's chilling description of Huntington's chorea is one of the book's strong points. Its heart is a full rendering of Guthrie's restless wanderings across Depression-era America, which fired his lifelong radicalism, and a scrupulously unsentimental account of Woody's oft-sentimentalized personality. He may have been a genius and a staunch advocate of the common people, but Guthrie was also a bad husband, neglectful father, and difficult friend, as Klein shows. He pays Woody's life and music the tribute of assuming they need no sanitizing, and this biography is all the more interesting because of it. --Wendy Smith -
Paperback: 480 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.14 x 9.24 x 6.20
Publisher: Delta; (February 9, )
ISBN: 0385333854
Woody Guthrie : American Balladeer (Unsung Americans)
by Janelle Yates
Book Description: Besides writing This Land Is Your Land, Bound for Glory and other American classics, Woody Guthrie crisscrossed the nation, living and singing among the dispossessed. Over the course of his life, he composed more than a thousand ballads and celebrated, in his songs and in his prose, the indomitable human spirit. This book's simple but evocative language will appeal to readers of varied ages and backgrounds.
Publisher: Ward Hill Pr; (March ) 

There Ain't Nobody That Can Sing Like Me: The Life of Woody Guthrie
by Anne E. Neimark
Publisher: Atheneum; 

This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie (Golden Kite Awards)
by Elizabeth Partridge
Hardcover from Viking Childrens Books

Ramblin' Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie
by Ed Cray
Hardcover from W.W. Norton & Company


This Land is Your Land
by Woody Guthrie
Hardcover from Megan Tingley
This Land Is Your Land (Collection of Woody Guthrie Songs)
by Woody Guthrie
Paperback from Hal Leonard
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Woody Guthrie : America's Folksinger (Trailblazer Biography)
by Karen Mueller Coombs 

Woody Guthrie : Poet of the People
by Bonnie Christensen
Hardcover from Knopf Books for Young Readers
Woody Guthrie and Me : An Intimate Reminiscence

Woody Guthrie : American Balladeer (Unsung Americans)

Guerrilla Minstrels : John Lennon, Joe Hill, Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan
by Wayne Hampton
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Woody Guthrie : A Life
by Joe Klein
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