Bound for Glory

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Penguin Group, 1983 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

This is a pretty amazing book. Unparalleled experiences of living on the poverty line combined with beautiful writing and authentic dialog. All with the background of a nascent performing and songwriting talent and au unexpected and touching love affair. Quite brilliant. Read full review

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User Review  - Calvin Kenley - Goodreads

Didn't get enough of the dustbowl era with Grapes of Wrath? Pick up this Woody Guthrie autobiography that paints the picture almost impossibly in a more vivid way. One of the few books I've read that ... Read full review

Contents

SOLDIERS IN THE DUST
EMPTY SNUFF CANS
I AINT MAD AT NOBODY
NEW KITTENS Chapter V MISTER CYCLOME
BOOMCHASERS
CAINT NO GANG WHIP US
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
A FASTRUNNING TRAIN WHISTLES DOWN
BOY IN SEARCH OF SOMETHING
TROUBLE BUSTING
OFF TO CALIFORNIA
THE HOUSE ON THE HILL
THE TELEGRAM THAT NEVER CAME
STORMY NIGHT Chapter XVII EXTRY SELECTS Chapter XVIII CROSSROADS
TRAIN BOUND FOR GLORY POSTSCRIPT
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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.

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