This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie

[Elizabeth Partridge] ☆ This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie â Read Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie But Woody didnt have the chance to find everything he was looking for. Before Springsteen and before Dylan, there was Woody Guthrie. He was ravaged by Huntingtons disease, just like his mother, and died in a mental institution at the age of fifty-five.Award-winning author, Elizabeth Partridge has taken the life of this songwriting genius and woven in his lyrics, and other rich materials to create a touching and highly entertaining portrait of a true talent.. With This Machine Kills Fas

This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie

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Rating : 4.47 (688 Votes)
Asin : 1422365255
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 217 Pages
Publish Date : 2014-10-07
Language : English

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Background on political and social conflicts gives young readers access to the issues that so frequently inspired Guthrie. Drawing from Guthrie's autobiographical writings and correspondence and from original interviews (with the singer's children Arlo and Nora, and Pete Seeger, among others), the author painstakingly charts his subject's itinerant, often troubled life. Ages 12-up. Ample quotations, excerpts from his lyrics, reproductions of his sketches and photographs infuse these pages with Guthrie's spontaneous and charismatic if erratic personality. A memorable bi

4+ C. Davidson I have not read other books about Woody, but I don't feel I have to, to get an appreciation of who he was and where he came from. Until I read this book, I really had no idea what a great musician he was. I'm a fan of Arlo, but knew very little about Woody.Woody's parents didn't have it easy - his father, Charley didn't like to face the reality of what was happening to his wife, he would drink so he didn't hav. + I have not read other books about Woody, but I don't feel I have to, to get an appreciation of who he was and where he came from. Until I read this book, I really had no idea what a great musician he was. I'm a fan of Arlo, but knew very little about Woody.Woody's parents didn't have it easy - his father, Charley didn't like to face the reality of what was happening to his wife, he would drink so he didn't hav. Ruivano said Surprisingly poignant book for adolescents on up to elderly. Prior to reading this book I didn't know anything about Woody Guthrie except that he was the folk singer who sang This Land is Your Land. I picked up this book that was on display at my local library and am so glad I did.It turns out that poet, troubadour and hobo Guthrie wrote This Land is Your Land (original title: God Blessed America) as a wry response to Kate Smith's patriotic God Bless America that satura. E. R. Bird said Below me the golden valley. Elizabeth Partridge set herself up with a monumentally difficult task when she decided to write an authoritative juvenile biography of the great Woody Guthrie. How to write a story about a man that was simultaneously brilliant and woebegotten? Who spoke out for racial equality, strength among the masses, and freedom while also leaving every family who ever loved him? Partridge has done as good a job as could b

But Woody didn't have the chance to find everything he was looking for. Before Springsteen and before Dylan, there was Woody Guthrie. He was ravaged by Huntington's disease, just like his mother, and died in a mental institution at the age of fifty-five.Award-winning author, Elizabeth Partridge has taken the life of this songwriting genius and woven in his lyrics, and other rich materials to create a touching and highly entertaining portrait of a true talent.. With "This Machine Kills Fascists," scrawled across his guitar in big black letters, Woody Gu

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