[Ebook] Grown-Up Anger By Daniel Wolff – Vejega.info

[Ebook] Grown-Up Anger  By Daniel Wolff – Vejega.info Worker s rights, labor history, the red scare and the music of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan And Pete Seeger and others It probably seems like this book has been written a thousand times, and it usually ends up a hackneyed mess of cliche and poor understa Revolving around mining, music and murder, Daniel Wolff s Grown Up Anger explores the 1913 Calumet massacre in Michigan, Woody Guthrie s political proselytizing beginning in the 1930 s and a young Bob Dylan, destined for musical greatness Wolff s narrative introduces Mother Ella Reeve Bloor, a revolutionary in labor circles and a witness to the Calumet Hecla Mining Company Christmas catastrophe, where 73 people died An angry Mother Bloor relays the devastating details to Woody Guthrie Revolving around mining, music and murder, Daniel Wolff s Grown Up Anger explores the 1913 Calumet massacre in Michigan, Woody Guthrie s political proselytizing beginning in the 1930 s and a young Bob Dylan, destined for musical greatness Wolff s narrative introduces Mother Ella Reeve Bloor, a revolutionary in labor circles and a witness to the Calumet Hecla Mining Com Maybe a littleMichigan mining history than the average music fan needs, but Wolff does a great job situating the careers of Guthrie and Dylan in the context of the American labor movement I reviewed Grown Up Anger for The Current. a great way to cover history write two biographies and one history lesson at the same time. A Tour De Force Of Storytelling Years In The Making A Dual Biography Of Two Of The Greatest Songwriters, Bob Dylan And Woody Guthrie, That Is Also A Murder Mystery And A History Of Labor Relations And Socialism, Big Business And Greed In Twentieth Century America Woven Together In One Epic Saga That Holds Meaning For All Working Americans Today.When Thirteen Year Old Daniel Wolff First Heard Bob Dylan S Like A Rolling Stone, It Ignited A Life Long Interest In Understanding The Rock Poet S Anger When He Later Discovered Song To Woody, Dylan S Tribute To His Hero, Woody Guthrie, Wolff Believed He D Uncovered One Source Of Dylan S Rage Sifting Through Guthrie S Recordings, Wolff Found 1913 Massacre A Song Which Told The Story Of A Union Christmas Party During A Strike In Calumet, Michigan, In 1913 That Ended In Horrific Tragedy.Following The Trail From Dylan To Guthrie To An Event That Claimed The Lives Of Seventy Four Men, Women, And Children A Century Ago, Wolff Found Himself Tracing The History Of An Anger That Has Been Passed Down For Decades From America S Early Industrialized Days, An Epic Battle To Determine The Country S Direction Has Been Waged, Pitting Bosses Against Workers And Big Business Against The Labor Movement In Guthrie S Eyes, The Owners Ultimately Won The 1913 Michigan Tragedy Was Just One Example Of A Larger Lost History Purposely Distorted And Buried In Time.In This Magnificent Cultural Study, Wolff Braids Three Disparate Strands Calumet, Guthrie, And Dylan Together To Create A Devastating Revisionist History Of Twentieth Century America Grown Up Anger Chronicles The Struggles Between The Haves And Have Nots, The Impact Changing Labor Relations Had On Industrial America, And The Way Two Musicians Used Their Fury To Illuminate Economic Injustice And Inspire Change. I enjoyed this quite a bit, though, for me the history of Calumet wasinteresting than the Bob Dylan portions It bounces around a bit, I m not much of a Dylan fan, so those parts dragged for me, the rest of it was pretty interesting and written in an engaging style. Take a piece of blank paper and draw a horizontal line, say 2 inches across At the right end write the name Woody Guthrie and at the left end write Bob Dylan A little to the right of the center place a hash mark and write Calumet massacre Color the whole page Angry with a capital A Historians say that our political views are largely shaped by the events occurring when we first become aware of the wider world and become politically conscious Wolff, in the midst of a diffuse adolescent ange Take a piece of blank paper and draw a horizontal line, say 2 inches across At the right end write the name Woody Guthrie and at the left end write Bob Dylan A little to the right of the center place a hash mark and write Calumet massacre Color the whole page Angry with a capital A Historians say that our political views are largely shaped by the events occurring when we first become aware This is an interesting juggle between the life of Woody Guthrie which was fascinating , the Calumet disaster and Bob Dylan I think the hardest part was tying Dylan s anger into Guthrie s anger and then tying that back to Calumet As a piece of creative non fiction it finds a way to tell these three parallel stories with lots of parallels throughout I d say that there is muchto the parallels that go unexplored Its like a conversation between people, sometimes I picked this up at a tiny bookshop in Copper Harbor, MI I was looking for something about the Calumet Massacre This touched on that story, intertwined with other topics like labor history and folk music Very interesting. Interweaving the stories of Woody Guthrie with a particular focus on the song 1913 Massacre , Bob Dylan with focus on Song to Woody which reborrows the same already borrowed melody, and the history of the miners, unions, mines industry of the Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan copper lode which lead to the tragedy which killed 70 odd innocents, mostly children under mysterious never fully explained circumstances The account is alternately engaging at least for fans of Dylan Woo Interweaving the stories of Woody Guthrie with a particular focus on the song 1913 Massacre , Bob Dylan with focus on Song to Wo

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