Woody, Cisco, And Me: Seamen Three In The Merchant Marine (music In American Life)

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Brand: University of Illinois Press
SKU: DADAX0252022769
ISBN : 0252022769

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Attorney and playwright Longhi recalls his three voyages as a merchant marine during World War II in the company of folk music legends Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston. Despite some occasionally stilted dialog, Longhi's fast-paced memoir reads like a novel as the "seamen three" survive rough storms, crooked gamblers, and two torpedo attacks. Of the vivid cast of characters, the irrepressible Guthrie is the most compelling, though he sometimes drifts to the background as Longhi relates his own often hilarious exploits as ship's baker and chairman of the crew's union. (For a solid Guthrie biography, see Joe Klein's Woody Guthrie, LJ 10/15/80, still available in paperback.) Still, Guthrie's folksy persona looms above all others. With Guthrie and Houston long since dead, it is left to Longhi to tell stories that have only been hinted at in previous Guthrie biographies. Highly recommended.?Lloyd Jansen, Stockton- San Joaquin Cty. P.L
Author : Jim Longhi
ISBN : 0252022769
Language : English
No of Pages : 300
Edition : First Edition
Publication Date : 1/1/1997
Format/Binding : Hardcover
Book dimensions : 8.7x6x1.2
Book weight : 0.02

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