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Woody Guthrie: America's Folksinger

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These insightful biographies highlight men and women who have struggled to overcome adversity to accomplish their goals. Along the way, these inspiring people have blazed a trail through history. With hit songs like This Land is Your Land, folksinger and composer Woody Guthrie touched the lives of countless people. Although his incredible talent and genius were not fully ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published March 1st 2002 by Carolrhoda Books (first published February 8th 2002)
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This nicely illustrated and formatted book unflinchingly discusses the difficulties in Guthrie's early life in a way that students can understand. His mother, suffering also from Huntington's, had erratic behavior that resulted in more house fires than any one family should have. Guthrie's path to a career in music is discussed, and the other singers and historical figures with whom he came in contact are also described. His marital difficulties and multiple children are mentioned without ...more
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