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Bound for Glory (Penguin Modern Classics) by Woody Guthrie
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5.0 out of 5 stars great American story, 29 Jun 2011
I have just finished reading this boo and cant recommend it highly enough. It is a story of Woody's upbringing in a family with his mother suffering from mental illness and the social injustice of 1920's and 30's America. The book also gives a great insight into the problems facing families and individuals in their tough search for work, where families have lost everything and have to travel in the hope of finding a job. It also shows the coming of the oil industry to rural America, where short term booms were replaced by squalid housing and the struggle to gain a secure job and virtually no generation in wealth from the local oil fields. The book also tackles racism, prejudice and… Read more