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Bound for Radicalism; Diarist of a Century

GAB Archive, Redferns

Will Kaufman's Woodie Guthrie, American Radical seeks to reclaim the "obsessive thinker and fitful strategist" buried in the celebration of the Dust Bowl troubadour.
April 03, 2011 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

"A pamphlet, no matter how good, is never read more than once," wrote Joe Hill. "But a song is learned by heart and repeated over and over." Embracing the words of the Wobblies' martyr, Woody Guthrie kept an IWW songbook in his breast pocket as he...

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