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The Protest Singer: An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger Alec Wilkinson

The Protest Singer: An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger

Alec Wilkinson

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ISBN : 9780307390981
Paperback
174 pages
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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 hisMoreA 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 Seegers 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.