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RAMBLIN' MAN: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A lively, graphic portrait of the balladeer and activist who made ants-in-his-pants into an art form.Woody Guthrie (1912-67) doesn't emerge here as any sort of icon, but he does shine through as a force of nature, a deep-running reservoir of disobedient energy applied to music, politics, and writing. Cray (Chief Justice, 1997, etc.) makes few assumptions; rather, he follows close on Guthrie's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paul Moody - Goodreads

There is no figure more influential in my understanding of the American experience and what it means to be an American than Woody Guthrie. Woody was an imperfect, impolite, unreliable, sensitive ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gina Morrill Olson - Goodreads

I'm not sure I would like Woody Guthrie if I met him after reading this biography. Intense creativity and brilliance doesn't always make for a nice person. But I do appreciate his contribution to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joan Colby - Goodreads

A fairly exhaustive study of Woody Guthrie's life. Cray had access to new materials which may have added information, but not enhanced readability. An earlier biography of Guthrie by Joe Klein (Woody Guthrie: A Life) was more readable and vivid while handling much of the same source material. Read full review

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User Review  - Steve Gillway - Goodreads

This book is, I think, a real warts and all biography. One person lays it down- he may have been a great musician, but not really a nice person. His rise from abject poverty paints a kind of social ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elle Druskin - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book and it was interesting reading it at the same time Ken Burns' wonderful documentary on The Dust Bowl screened on television. I thought I knew a fair amount about Woody ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tasha - Goodreads

I received this book free from Goodreads' first reads. It took me awhile to get through this book. I don't usually read biographies, and when I do, I don't usually like them. I entered to win this ... Read full review

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