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Author Shaw, John (John Allen), 1963-

Title This land that I love : Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the story of two American anthems / John Shaw.

Publication Info. New York : PublicAffairs, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Berlin,I SHA    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Berlin,I SHA    Available
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-236) and index.
Contents God blessed America -- Jews without money -- From sea to shining sea -- Come on and hear! -- Oklahoma hills -- Rockets' red glare -- An atmosphere that simply reeks with class -- If you ain't got the do re mi -- Storm clouds gather -- The faith that the dark past has taught us -- My pastures of plenty must always be free -- Freedom's road -- These songs were made for you and me.
Summary Millions of Americans have sung 'God Bless America' and 'This Land Is Your Land.' Few know that the latter originated when a homeless man named Woody Guthrie became so provoked by Irving Berlin's sentimental patriotism that he wrote an American anthem of his own, one about the dark realities of the dust bowl and Great Depression.
Subject Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989. God bless America.
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967. This land is your land.
Patriotic music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9781610392235 hardcover
161039223X hardcover

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