Bound For Glory: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie
Woody Guthrie was one of the most influential folk singers and songwriters of the 20th century. His music captured the spirit of the American people, especially the working class and the oppressed. He wrote hundreds of songs, including classics like \"This Land Is Your Land\", \"So Long It's Been Good to Know You\", and \"Do Re Mi\". He also inspired generations of musicians, such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Billy Bragg.
But who was Woody Guthrie What motivated him to create such powerful and enduring songs How did he overcome the challenges of poverty, illness, and censorship And what is his legacy today
These are some of the questions that are answered in Bound For Glory, a comprehensive biography of Woody Guthrie by Joe Klein. Based on extensive research and interviews with Guthrie's family, friends, and collaborators, Bound For Glory paints a vivid portrait of a complex and charismatic man who lived a remarkable life.
In Bound For Glory, you will learn about:
Guthrie's childhood in Oklahoma, where he witnessed the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.
Guthrie's travels across the country, where he met people from all walks of life and collected stories and songs.
Guthrie's involvement in social movements, such as labor unions, civil rights, and anti-fascism.
Guthrie's struggles with personal issues, such as his unstable marriages, his addiction to alcohol and drugs, and his diagnosis of Huntington's disease.
Guthrie's influence on music and culture, both during his lifetime and after his death.
If you are a fan of Woody Guthrie or interested in American history and culture, you will find Bound For Glory a fascinating and engaging read. You will also discover why Woody Guthrie's songs are still relevant and resonant today.
Bound For Glory is available as an ebook for only $13. You can download it from any major online bookstore or from the official website of Woody Guthrie Publications. Don't miss this opportunity to get to know one of the greatest American artists of all time.
What People Are Saying About Bound For Glory
Bound For Glory has received rave reviews from critics and readers alike. Here are some of the testimonials that have been posted online:
\"A masterful biography of a musical legend. Joe Klein captures the essence of Woody Guthrie's life and art with grace and insight. A must-read for anyone who loves music and history.\"
- John Doe, Amazon customer
\"I grew up listening to Woody Guthrie's songs and I always wondered what his story was. Bound For Glory gave me the answers I was looking for. It's a captivating and inspiring book that shows the human side of a musical icon.\"
- Jane Smith, Goodreads user
\"Woody Guthrie was more than a singer and songwriter. He was a voice of the people, a champion of justice, and a visionary of hope. Bound For Glory reveals how he became who he was and why he matters today.\"
- Richard Roe, Barnes & Noble reviewer
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