Annal: 2002 Golden Kite Nonfiction Award

Results of the Golden Kite Award in the year 2002.

Book:This Land Was Made for You and Me

This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie

Elizabeth Partridge

Before Springsteen and before Dylan, there was Woody Guthrie. With “This Machine Kills Fascists,” scrawled across his guitar in big black letters, Woody Guthrie brilliantly captured in song the experience of twentieth-century America. Whether he sang about union organizers, migrant workers, or war, Woody took his inspiration from the plight of the people around him as well as from his own tragic childhood.

From the late 1920s to the 1950s, Guthrie wrote the words to more than three thousand songs, including “This Land Is Your Land,” a song many call America’s unofficial national anthem. With a remarkable ability to turn any experience into a song almost instantaneously, Woody Guthrie spoke out for people of all colors and races, setting an example for generations of musicians to come. But Woody didn’t have the chance to find everything he was looking for. He was ravaged by Huntington’s disease,…[more]

Book:Ansel Adams: America's Photographer

Ansel Adams: America's Photographer

Beverly Gherman

Revered throughout the world for his majestic photographs of towering mountain ranges, sheer cliffs, and incredible vistas, Ansel Adams led a rich life inspired by the miracles of nature. Ansel Adams: America’s Photographer takes us from the earthquake that broke his nose to the valley that shaped his world, revealing the humorous, artistic, and thoughtful personality behind his legendary work.

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