1st Edition

Woody's Road Woody Guthrie's Letters Home, Drawings, Photos, and Other Unburied Treasures

By Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon Copyright 2012
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book presents the life story of Woody in a fresh and creative way, reflecting the spirit of him. It displays the actual documents quoted in many of the books and articles as well as artwork drawn or painted by Woody that he sent to family members.

    1. He’s Just Woody 2. Growin’ Up in Okemah 3. Strugglin’ with Dust in Pampa, Texas 4. The California Years 5. Bound for Glory 6. Woody’s Patriotism 7. The New York Years 8. Father and Son 9. Living with Huntington’s 10. Marjorie, Nora, Arlo, and the Guthrie Legacy


    Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon

    "I and so many of my musician friends are indebted to Woody for his lifelong commitment to social change and to the common man. These letters that Mary Jo has saved provide a new and open window to Woody’s early years and to the love he had for his family. It’s a rare and fascinating collection!"
    —Graham Nash, Artist

    "Many of the documents included will appeal to fans and researchers. The letters Guthrie wrote to his family after the death of his child and letters about his success in the music business bring insight into Guthrie's personality and relationships... recommended for readers interested in the iconic musician."
    —Library Journal

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