Books That Inspire 2009

Bound for Glory
Woody Guthrie

"People has just got to have more faith in one another, believe in each other. There's a spirit of some kind we've all got. That's got to draw us all together." A lyrical journey through his life, Guthrie's autobiography connects us with those who struggled through the Depression and the Dust Bowl. From the family tragedies he suffers as a young boy in oil rich Okemah to his travels around the country with a guitar on his back, Guthrie's restless spirit moves readers to desire more from life. In Bound for Glory, Guthrie travels America finding the inspiration to write the songs that made him famous and captures along the way humanity, an innate American wanderlust, and the joy and strength that music can bring to us all.

Alexandra T. Shadid
Western History Collections