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By Tim Z. Hernandez

All they're going to name You is the harrowing account of “the worst aircraft 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 stories passed over in basic terms the names of the Mexican passengers, American folks icon Woody Guthrie penned a poem that went directly to develop into some of the most vital protest songs of the 20th century, “Plane smash at Los Gatos (Deportee).” It was once an try to repair the respect of the nameless lives whose unidentified is still have been buried in an unmarked mass grave in California’s important Valley. for almost seven many years, the song’s message will be carried on by way of 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 pals 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 documents, and eyewitness debts, reconstructing the incident and the lives in the back of the mythical music. This singularly unique account pushes narrative obstacles, whereas tough perceptions of what it capability to be an immigrant in the USA, yet extra importantly, it renders intimate pix 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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