A patriot and a political radical, Woody Guthrie captured the spirit of his times in his enduring songs.
He was marked by the FBI as a subversive. He lived in fear of the fatal fires that stalked his family and of the mental illness that snared his mother.
At forty-two, he was cruelly silenced by Huntington's disease.
Ed Cray, the first biographer to be granted access to the Woody Guthrie Archive, has created a haunting portrait of an American who profoundly influenced Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and American popular music itself.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 512 pages, 8 pages of illustrations
- Publisher: WW Norton & Co
- Publication Date: 17/03/2006
- Category: Folk & traditional music
- ISBN: 9780393327366