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Bound for Glory by Woody Guthrie

Bound for Glory

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Bound for Glory by Woody Guthrie
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Sep 15, 1983 | ISBN 9780452264458

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“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.”—The Nation

“Deserves the attention of this generation… It is not only a fascinating autobiography, it is a voice from the grass roots of America… Woody speaks for the indomitable spirit of an independent man who set out to do his own thing.”—Library Journal

“Woody Guthrie was the greatest composer and singer of folk songs America has produced. In his autobiography, he tells how he grew up in Oklahoma, rode the rails, and found inspiration for his music through his own hard times during the Depression. As his songs attrest, he’s a good prose stylist, with an ear for the patterns of American speech.”—The Washington Post

Table Of Contents

Foreword: “So Long, Woody, It’s Been Good to Know Ya” by Pete Seeger

A Tribute to Woody Guthrie by Stewart L. Udall, Secretary of the Interior

I. Soldiers in the Dust
II. Empty Snuff Cans
III. I Ain’t Mad at Nobody
IV. New Kittens
V. Mister Cyclone
VI. Boomchasers
VII. Cain’t No Gang Whip Us Now
VIII. Fire Extinguishers
IX. A Fast-Running Train Whistles Down
X. The Junking Sack
XI. Boy in Search of Something
XII. Trouble Busting
XIII. Off to California
XIV. The House on the Hill
XV. The Telegram that Never Came
XVI. Stormy Night
XVII. Extra Selects
XVIII. Crossroads
XIX. Train Bound for Glory


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