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Woody Guthrie's Wardy Forty: Greystone Park…

Woody Guthrie's Wardy Forty: Greystone Park State Hospital Revisited

by Phillip Buehler

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0989752100, Hardcover)

"A hauntingly beautiful book"

A.M. Homes, Best Books of 2013, The Guardian

Through never-before-published letters, historic family photos, and rare interviews, Woody Guthrie's Wardy Forty explores the five years Woody spent at Greystone Park State Hospital in NJ. He was a patient there from 1956-61, in Ward 40 and called it "Wardy Forty." Along with contemporary photographs of the now-abandoned hospital, these years are brought to life.

"When Phil Buehler came to me with his photographs, I knew immediately that this would be the way to communicate and hopefully illuminate Woody's heretofore unexplored life with Huntington's disease. As he so often determinedly proclaimed, 'I ain't dead quite yet'." - Nora Guthrie

"Must Read Books" - The New York Post
"Adds layers of depth to a largely undocumented chapter in the life of a monumentally influential historic figure." - The Daily Record
"It's a tragic, yet heart-lifting story." Al Jazeera America
"These years of Woody's life have been all but passed and glossed over. It's a story that's needed to be told for a long time." - NoDepression

• 70+ contemporary color photos of the now-abandoned hospital
• 30+ rare family photos from Nora Guthrie's personal collection
• Historic, never before seen photos by world-renowned photographer John Cohen and Guthrie's close friend Bob Gleason
• Personal letters from Guthrie written at Greystone
• Archival documents from the Guthrie Archives
• Interviews with Marjorie Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Harold Leventhal, and others
• Previously unpublished handwritten lyric by Bob Dylan
• Essay by Alice Wexler, Phd. on Huntington's disease

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:14:54 -0500)

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