The Protest Singer

The Protest Singer

An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger

Book - 2009
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A spirited and intimate look at American icon and activist Pete Seeger.
 
Throughout his life, Pete Seeger transformed a classic American musical style into a form of peaceful protest against war, segregation, and nuclear weapons. Drawing on his extensive talks with Seeger, Alec Wilkinson delivers a first hand look at Seeger's unique blend of independence and commitment, charm, courage, energy, and belief in human equality and American democracy. We see Seeger as a  child, instilled with a love of music by his parents; as a teenager, hearing real folk music for the first time; as a young adult, singing with Woody Guthrie. And finally, Seeger the man marching with the Rev. Martin Luther King in Selma, standing up to McCarthyism, and fighting for his beloved Hudson River. The gigantic life captured in this slender volume is truly an American anthem.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307390981
Branch Call Number: 782.42162 SEE NVD
Characteristics: 151 p. : ill. ; 20 cm

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carolannbagan
Jul 27, 2012

very disjointed you're never sure if their talking about modern day or in the 50's and 60's. drives you nuts after a while.

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