Long an icon of American musical and political life, Pete Seeger has written eloquently in a diverse array of publications but nowhere is his life story more personally chronicled than in these, his private writings, documents and letters stored for decades in his family barn. Pete Seeger: His Life in His Own Words, collects Seeger's letters, notes, published articles, rough drafts, stories and poetry - creating the most intimate picture yet available of Seeger as a musician, an activist and a family man. The book covers the passions, personalities and experiences of a lifetime of struggle - from the pre-WWII labour movement and the Communist Party, to Woody Guthrie, the Civil Rights movement and the struggle against the war in Vietnam. The portrait that emerges is not of a saint, but a flesh-and-blood man, struggling to understand his time and his place.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read 1000 page books in a week but it took a bit longer to get through this one. Rather a story with a plot line to follow this is a compilation of letters, writings and thoughts of a single man following him through his life. I have always respected the things he accomplished in his life through music and story telling. He of course feels that he deserves no such accolades is the feelings you get as you read through his life. Well I feel quite differently looking at a person who helped the labor union movement, civil rights movement, protest the war(s) movement(s), and clean up the Hudson River movement. I can think of no one person who has accomplished so much in a single lifetime. Through the writings you better understand who he really is and how he has thought and can better appreciate what he has done with his life. If more of us were able to reach out just a little as he has done what a great and better world this would become. Read this book and better understand a great person of the world he is.