Born to Win
Author: Woody Guthrie, Robert Shelton
Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company (NY)
Release Date: September 01, 1965
Woody Guthrie is an American legend: a rambling troubadour who made the scene at a hundred historical happenings--the Oklahoma oil boom, the Dust Bowl, the Depression & World War II among them--& made these scenes unforgettable with his songs of praise & protest. 'This Land is Your Land,' 'So Long, It's Been Good to Know You,' 'Hard Traveling,' 'Pretty Boy Floyd,' & 'The Dust Bowl Ballads,' are just a few of the Guthrie songs that have made his name a byword in American music.
Born to Win is a great new collection of his stories, drawings, poems, previously unpublished songs & reminiscences. Their themes are the themes oa whole new generation of balladeers have triumphantly taken up: War. Love. Justice. Wandering. Children. Injustice. Sex. The American scene. together they convey a vivid & immediate sense of what Woody Guthrie is all about.