Bound for glory

426 pages

English language

Published July 15, 1976 by E. P. Dutton.


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3 stars (1 review)

HE WAS A HARD TRAVELING MAN Woody Guthrie was bom in Oklahoma and traveled this whole country over—not by jet or motorcycle, but by boxcar, 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 a part of his legacy. Behind him Woody Guthrie left a remarkable autobiography that vividly brings to life both his vibrant personality and a vision of America we cannot afford to let die.

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3 stars

Entertaining semi-fictional autobiography about the song'n'dance man Woodie Guthrie. The stories have good humour and engaging language. Although some chapters don't really fit in the book, or are just outdated, some passages (particularly the New York skyscraper-to-street story in the penultimate chapter) are fantastic.


  • Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967.
  • Folk singers -- United States -- Biography.