Bound for Glory
The Hard-Driving, Truth-Telling Autobiography of America's Great Poet-Folk Singer
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ISBN10: 0452264456 ISBN13: 9780452264458 Publisher: Penguin USA (P) Published: Feb 1 1995 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
First published in 1943, this autobiography is also a superb portrait of America's Depression years, by the folk singer, activist, and man who saw it all. Woody Guthrie was born in Oklahoma and traveled this whole country over--not by jet or motorcycle, but by boxcar, 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 autobiography that vividly brings to life both his vibrant personality and a vision of America we cannot afford to let die. "Even readers who never heard Woody or his songs will understand the current esteem in which he's held after reading just a few pages... Always shockingly immediate and real, as if Woody were telling it out loud... A book to make novelists and sociologists jealous."