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The Protest Singer free pdf A spirited and intimate look at American icon and activist Pete Seeger, and his life and his accomplishments.
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, the child, instilled with a love of music by his parents- Seeger, the teenager, hearing real folk music for the first time- Seeger, the 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.

About Alec Wilkinson

Alec Wilkinson began writing for "The New Yorker" in 1980. Before that, he was a policeman in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, and before that a rock-and-roll musician. He has published eight other books--two memoirs, two collections of essays, two biographical portraits, and two pieces of reporting. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lyndhurst Prize, and a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

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Author : Alec Wilkinson
Publisher : Vintage Books USA
Data Published : 01 June 2010
ISBN : 0307390985
EAN : 9780307390981
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 151 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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