By Tim Z. Hernandez

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 via the U.S. executive. Outraged that media experiences passed over merely the names of the Mexican passengers, American folks icon Woody Guthrie penned a poem that went directly to develop into essentially the most very important protest songs of the 20th century, “Plane destroy at Los Gatos (Deportee).” It was once an try to fix the honour of the nameless lives whose unidentified continues to be have been buried in an unmarked mass grave in California’s critical Valley. for almost seven a long time, 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?” could stay unanswered—until now.

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

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