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Woody Guthrie, American radical

Author: Will Kaufman
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2011.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although Joe Klein's Woody Guthrie and Ed Cray's Ramblin' Man capture Woody Guthrie's freewheeling personality and his empathy for the poor and downtrodden, Kaufman is the first to portray in detail Guthrie's commitment to political radicalism, especially communism. Drawing on previously unseen letters, song lyrics, essays, and interviews with family and friends, Kaufman traces Guthrie's involvement in the workers'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Woody Guthrie; Woody Guthrie; Woody Guthrie; Woody Guthrie
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Will Kaufman
ISBN: 9780252036026 0252036026 9780252077982 0252077989
OCLC Number: 665064470
Description: xxv, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Awakenings --
Hard-hitting songs for hard-hit people --
Almanac days --
Union war --
Lonesome radical soul --
Long road to Peekskill --
The last free place in America --
Conclusion : the miners and the mill.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Other Titles: American radical
Responsibility: Will Kaufman.

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"...a "warts and all" political portrait...The book also focuses heavily on his political transformation. It tells how Gutherie, born in Oklahoma in 1912 to the son of a crooked real estate agent, Read more...

 
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