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The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel
Rachel Joyce
Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans' Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter
Ellen J. Prager

There But for Fortune: The Life of Phil Ochs

There but for Fortune: The Life of Phil Ochs - Michael Schumacher This biography of Phil Ochs was a little more respectful of Phil than the other one I read by Marc Eliot (I think the only other one that really exists, besides a bio-bibliography, which isn't the same thing). It also had a somewhat better writing style.

Not only is this a great book about an even greater man, but it's also a book that really helped me to understand the 1960s better. I think Phil really typified the era, and unfortunately, he also became a symbol of the whole disintegration of the movement.

I love you, Phil... to answer the question you posed to your brother: yes, your songs have survived, and they are as relevant as ever.