There But for Fortune: The Life of Phil Ochs

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Hyperion, Sep 6, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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Published to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the death of the folksinger and activist, an authorized biography details Ochs's rise to fame, his influence on the music and politics of the 1960s, and the ongoing battle with depression that finally resulted in his suicide.

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User Review  - Louise - Goodreads

I had wondered why this exceptional songwriter's career never took off. Now that I know about his life, I'm amazed that it got as far as it did. This book tells the Phil Ochs story starting with the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jenna - Goodreads

The first half of the book reads a bit too much like a lame lesson in the 60s, I wish Schumacher had more anecdotes and Phil Ochs related information but maybe it's just not out there... The second ... Read full review


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MICHAEL SCHUMACHER is the author of five books, including biographies of Allen Ginsberg, Phil Ochs, and Eric Clapton. He lives in Wisconsin.

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