Bound for Glory

Bound for Glory

by Woody Guthrie
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Bound for Glory by Woody Guthrie

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451071194
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 12/07/1976
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 15 Years

About the Author

WOODY GUTHRIE (1912-1967) was a legendary American folk singer-songwriter. His songs told the stories of the American people: their land, their labors, their trials and their joys. While many of his songs were born of his experience in the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression, "Honeyky Hanukah" was part of a little-known series of songs he wrote celebrating Jewish culture, inspired by his mother in law, Aliza Greenblatt, a well-known Yiddish poet who lived across the street from him during his years in Coney Island, New York.

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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Bound For Glory 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
swfjr More than 1 year ago
I first read this back in my high school years in the early 60's when the folk craze was taking off. Dylan was singing trubutes, Seeger and PP&M were singing his music and I was hooked. I enjoyed the read then and the history of the man who not only shared his music with us but stood up for the hard working people of this country. His music lives on and with the 100th anniversary of his birth this year (2012) his story deserves the read.
Guest More than 1 year ago are virtually there on the road with Woody,everything's so graphic,you step back in time with feel the heat,the sweat,the land,the dust,the poverty,the grime,the see and feel where the music comes from NEVER want the book to end
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