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Bound for Glory: The Hard-Driving, Truth-Telling Autobiography of America's Great Poet-Folk Singer

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ISBN13: 9780452264458
ISBN10: 0452264456
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I read Bound for Glory, Woody Guthrie's autobiography, when I was 15 or 16. It filled me with such an intense longing to travel that I actually dropped out of high school, specifically to become a vagabond, and, at 18, bought a plane ticket to Europe. I called my mom from Amsterdam to let her know where I was and that I had no actual money. I stayed with a friend's family in Germany till she could wire some cash to me, and I spent three months drifting around. I'm still amazed that my mom never said a word about it.
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Woody Guthrie was born in Oklahoma and traveled this whole country over--not by jet or motorcycle, but by box-car, 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 auto-biography that vividly brings to life both his vibrant personality and a vision of America we cannot afford to let die.

Synopsis:

First published in 1943, this autobiography is also a superb portrait of America's Depression years, by the folk singer, activist, and man who saw it all.

One of Guthrie's first published writings, it is an important artifact of musical and political history, and a precedent for Guthrie's long lost novel, House of Earth, to be published in 2013 and edited by Johnny Depp and Douglas Brinkley.  

Synopsis:

First published in 1943, this autobiography is also a superb portrait of America's Depression years, by a man who saw it all.

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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lukas, January 14, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
"The hard-driving, truth-telling autobiography of America's great poet-folk singer." That's the somewhat ostentatious subtitle. "Autobiography" should be taken with a grain of salt, as there are some fictionalized parts, but what is more American than fudging bits of your history (Guthrie acolyte Dylan learned a thing or two about this)? Guthrie's impact on an entire generation of folk musicians can't be overstated and those who are familiar with his music will enjoy this account of his Oklahoma childhood, his tramp-like travels around the country and his early music career. Other books you might enjoy: "The Grapes of Wrath," Charles Willeford's "I Was Looking for a Street" and "On the Road." Made into a film with David Carradine.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452264458
Designed:
Seeger, Pete
Author:
Seeger, Pete
Author:
Guthrie, Woody
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., USA :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Folk & Traditional
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Country & Folk
Subject:
Musical Instruments - General
Subject:
Composers, american
Subject:
Bibliography
Subject:
Folk singers
Subject:
Guthrie, woody, 1912-1967
Subject:
Guthrie, Woody
Subject:
Folk singers -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Folk & Traditional
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
Music-Folk and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
3334
Publication Date:
19830931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.02x5.36x.75 in. .61 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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I read Bound for Glory, Woody Guthrie's autobiography, when I was 15 or 16. It filled me with such an intense longing to travel that I actually dropped out of high school, specifically to become a vagabond, and, at 18, bought a plane ticket to Europe. I called my mom from Amsterdam to let her know where I was and that I had no actual money. I stayed with a friend's family in Germany till she could wire some cash to me, and I spent three months drifting around. I'm still amazed that my mom never said a word about it.

"Synopsis" by ,
First published in 1943, this autobiography is also a superb portrait of America's Depression years, by the folk singer, activist, and man who saw it all.

One of Guthrie's first published writings, it is an important artifact of musical and political history, and a precedent for Guthrie's long lost novel, House of Earth, to be published in 2013 and edited by Johnny Depp and Douglas Brinkley.  

"Synopsis" by ,
First published in 1943, this autobiography is also a superb portrait of America's Depression years, by a man who saw it all.
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