A Test of American Traditions: Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny” Book Review by Darryl Holter Darryl Holter | Los Angeles Review of Books AS AN OWNER of an independent bookstore, I have noticed the increased interest in books about Donald Trump and the rest of us. The first wave arrived during[…]
The Collapse of the Postwar Compact: On Rick Wartzman’s “The End of Loyalty” Book Review by Darryl Holter Los Angeles Review of Books SINCE THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS, millions of Americans have been asking how it happened that Donald Trump became president. But perhaps we should be asking another question: what[…]
LOS ANGELES (June 26, 2017) Angel City Press announces that Woody Guthrie L.A. 1937 to 1941 by Darryl Holter and William Deverell has earned a gold medal in the category of Performing Arts and Music (Adult Nonfiction) in the 19th annual Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards. The announcement[…]
Darryl heads to Seattle this week to give a presentation on Woody Guthrie at the University of Washington. The panel, “Hard-Hitting Songs by Hard-Hit People: The Music of Woody Guthrie and John Handcox, 1936-1941”, takes place at the annual meeting of the Labor and Working Class History Association. Darryl will[…]
Podcast Interview on The Trump Survival Guide Hosts Howard Jacobson and Gene Stone With guest Darryl Holter Resisting Trump in the Tradition of Woody Guthrie with Darryl Holter Listen to it here. Darryl Holter grew up playing the guitar and singing country and rock and roll songs in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[…]
Can the Center Hold? Dodger Stadium and Downtown Los Angeles Book Review by Darryl Holter Los Angeles Review of Books BRINGING THE RAMS BACK to Los Angeles took decades, but I had no idea about the bruising five-year battle waged by Walter O’Malley to build a new home for the[…]
To Friends Appalled by the Trump Presidency I’m hosting a Swing Left organizing event on Saturday, March 04, 2017 at 4:00 PM at my home in Los Angeles. Have you heard about Swing Left? Swing Left is an online network that helps people find their closest Swing District (Congressional districts[…]
The Battle for Coal: Miners and the Politics of Nationalization in France, 1940–1950 Author: Darryl Holter Northern Illinois University Press, Publication Date: June 1992 – Business & Economics – 264 pages As World War II came to a close, economic recovery in France hinged on coal. With nearly 90 percent[…]
Almansor Court – 700 S. Almansor, Alhambra, CA. Social Hour: 5:00 PM Dinner: 6:00 PM Our Speaker: Darryl Holter His Subject: This Land is Your Land: Woody Guthrie in Los Angeles, 1937-1941 Woody Guthrie was, and still is, one of the most beloved of all American singers and songwriters. Guthrie’s very productive years in Los Angeles[…]
2020 Vision: A New Song for a New Year A new song by Darryl Holter: Among Democrats there is a lot of scrambling around to see what to do next. I think the most important thing to do is to prepare working class voters who voted for Trump to understand[…]
Darryl Holter grew up playing the guitar and singing country and rock and roll songs in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His current brand of Americana music draws from country, blues and folk traditions and often tells stories about people, places and events.
Besides his music, Holter has worked as an academic, a labor leader, an urban revitalization planner, and an entrepreneur. Darryl Holter is also a historian who has written on Woody Guthrie and a contributor to the Los Angeles Review of Books.