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John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath (1939)

Steinbeck's classic book is like a companion volume to Dust Bowl Ballads, telling the very story that Guthrie warns about in "Do Re Mi."

John Steinbeck: East of Eden (1952)

If you liked Grapes of Wrath, you will love East of Eden. Steinbeck takes us deep into the promised land of California and to tell a devastating moral tale about good and evil.

Ed Cray: Ramblin' Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie (2004)

The latest in long-winded Guthrie biographies, competing with Joe Klein's for the title of "authoritative biography."

Joe Klein: Woody Guthrie: A Life (1999)

The first in-depth biography of Woody Guthrie to come out—surprisingly, not until 1999.

Woody Guthrie: Bound for Glory (1943)

A rambling record of some of Guthrie's life in Oklahoma and beyond, brought to us in the voice of the poet himself.

Donald Worster: Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s (1979)

One of many great historical accounts of Depression-era Oklahoma.

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