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By Tim Z. Hernandez

ISBN-10: 0816534845

ISBN-13: 9780816534845

ISBN-10: 0816537372

ISBN-13: 9780816537372

All they'll name You is the harrowing account of “the worst plane catastrophe in California’s history,” which claimed the lives of thirty-two passengers, together with twenty-eight Mexican citizens—farmworkers who have been being deported through the U.S. executive. Outraged that media reviews passed over basically the names of the Mexican passengers, American folks icon Woody Guthrie penned a poem that went directly to develop into the most vital protest songs of the 20th century, “Plane break at Los Gatos (Deportee).” It was once an try to fix the honour of the nameless lives whose unidentified is still have been buried in an unmarked mass grave in California’s critical Valley. for almost seven many years, the song’s message will be carried on through the best artists of our time, together with Pete Seeger, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez, but the query posed in Guthrie’s lyrics, “Who are those buddies all scattered like dry leaves?” might stay unanswered—until now.

Combining years of painstaking investigative examine and masterful storytelling, award-winning writer Tim Z. Hernandez weaves a charming narrative from testimony, old files, and eyewitness debts, reconstructing the incident and the lives at the back of the mythical tune. This singularly unique account pushes narrative limitations, whereas hard perceptions of what it potential to be an immigrant in the US, yet extra importantly, it renders intimate pictures of the person souls who, regardless of social prestige, race, or nationality, shared a typical destiny one frigid morning in January 1948.

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