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  • Published: 24 June 2004
  • ISBN: 9780141187228
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $28.00

Bound for Glory



The captivating autobiography by one of America's most influential folk singers, Woody Gutherie

Bound for Glory is the funny, cynical and earthy autobiography of Woody Guthrie, the father of American folk music. He tells of his childhood running wild in an Oklahoma oil-boom town, the tragedies that struck his family and of his life on the open road during the Great Depression - hell-raising and brawling in boxcars, all the while singing a dime for his next meal. But above all, this is a song for an America Woody saw from the lonesome highway, as he travelled from one of the country to the other with guitar in hand and the songs that made him a legend drifting out over the Dust Bowl.

  • Published: 24 June 2004
  • ISBN: 9780141187228
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $28.00

About the author

Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie, the son of a cowboy, was born in 1912 in rural Oklahoma. When the Depression arrived, Woody hit the road and travlled round America. He became a folksinger, guitarist, merchant seaman, actor, artist and broadcaster. Woody Guthrie died in 1967 in Queen's, New York.

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