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  - Tristan Maack - Goodreads

This is a fairly straight forward look at the life of Phil Ochs. Schumacher's book brings you closer into his life than the recent film documentary did. It explores some of the reasons for his tragic suicide. 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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About the author (1996)

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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