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  • The Good War by Studs Terkel
    The Good War (English, Paperback) Studs Terkel

    ?The Good War?, for which Studs Terkel won the Pulitzer Prize, is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Terkel as interviewer. As always, his subjects are open and unrelenting in their analyses of themselves and their experiences, producing what People magazine has called ?a splendid epic history of World War II.? With this volume Terkel expanded his scope...

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  • Hard Times by Studs Terkel
    Hard Times (English, Paperback) Studs Terkel

    In this unique recreation of one of the most dramatic periods in modern American history, Studs Terkel recaptures the Great Depression of the 1930s in all its complexity. Featuring a mosaic of memories from politicians, businessmen, artists, and writers, from those who were just kids to those who remember losing a fortune, Hard Times is not only a gold mine of information but a fascinating interplay of memory and fact, revealing how the Depression affected the lives of those who experienced it firsthand.

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  • Hard Times by Studs Terkel
    Hard Times (English, Paperback) Studs Terkel

    First published in 1970, Studs Terkel's bestselling Hard Times has been called ?a huge anthem in praise of the American spirit? (Saturday Review) and ?an invaluable record? (The New York Times). With his trademark grace and compassion, Terkel evokes a mosaic of memories from those who were richest to those who were destitute: politicians, businessmen, artists and writers, racketeers, speakeasy operators, strikers, impoverished farmers, people who were just kids, and those who remember losing a fortune. Now, in a handsome new illustrated edition, a selection of Studs's unforgettable interviews are complemented by images from another rich documentary trove of the Depression experience: Farm Security Administration photographs from the Library of Congress. Interspersed throughout the text of Hard Times, these breathtaking photographs by Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Jack Delano, and others expand the human scope of the voices captured in the book, adding a new dimension to Terkel's incomparable volume. Hard Times is the perfect introduction to Terkel's work for new readers, as well as a beautiful new addition to any Terkel library.

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  • American Dreams by Studs Terkel
    American Dreams (English, Paperback) Studs Terkel

    "Here is the raw material for one thousand novels .incomparable."Margaret AtwoodIn this unique look at one of our most pervasive national myths, Studs Terkel persuades an extraordinary range of Americans to articulate their version of "The American Dream." Beginning with an embittered winner of the Miss U.S.A. contest who sees the con behind the dream of success and including an early interview...

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  • The Studs Terkel Reader by Studs Terkel
    The Studs Terkel Reader (English, Paperback) Studs Terkel

    A beautiful paperback edition of Terkel's greatest hits. For this volume, Studs himself selected the best interviews from eight of his classic books: American Dreams, Coming of Age, Division Street, The Good War, The Great Divide, Hard Times, Race and Working - together with his original introductions to each book. Published in the year of teh great man's 95th birthday, it's a keeper from the...

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  • Talking To Myself by Studs Terkel
    Talking To Myself (English, Paperback) Studs Terkel

    The Pulitzer Prizing-winning author Studs Terkel is layed bare in an autobiography of modern times - the stirring story of a man whose life has been so vivid that its telling mirrors the events of a century. From Mahalia Jackson to Bertrand Russell, from Martin Luther King Jr. to Frederico Fellini, Studs has met them all and captured their voices for us. With the addition of a marvelous new...

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  • Working by Studs Terkel
    Working (English, Paperback) Studs Terkel

    Perhaps Studs Terkel's best-known book, Working is a compelling, fascinating look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews conducted with everyone from gravediggers to studio heads, this book provides a timeless snapshot of people's feelings about their working lives, as well as a relevant and lasting look at how work fits into American life.

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  • Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
    Black Like Me (English, Hardback) John Howard Griffin

    Publisher's description: Studs Terkel tells us in his Foreword to the definitive Griffin Estate Edition of Black Like Me: "This is a contemporary book, you bet." Indeed, Black Like Me remains required reading in thousands of high schools and colleges forthis very reason. Regardless of how much progress has been made in eliminating outright racism from American life, Black Like Me endures as a...

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  • Coming Of Age by Studs Terkel
    Coming Of Age (English, Paperback) Studs Terkel

    Bestselling oral history of what it was like to age in the 20th century - as told by those who lived through almost all of it - published to coincide with Terkel's 95th birthday year. in many ways a sequel to Studs' most famous book, Working, COMING OF AGE weaves the voices of 74 very different people - from an angry farmer to a resigned bank president; and those who were at the vanguard of their...

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  • Race by Studs Terkel
    Race (English, Paperback) Studs Terkel

    First published in 1992 at the height of the furor over the Rodney King incident, Studs Terkel's Race was an immediate bestseller. Offering a rare and revealing look at how people in America truly feel about race, Terkel's candid interviews depict a complexity of thoughts and emotions and uncover a fascinating narrative of changing opinions. Preachers and street punks, college students and Klansmen, pioneering interracial couples, the nephew of the founder of apartheid, and Emmett Till's mother are among those whose voices appear in Race. In all, nearly one hundred Americans talk openly about what few are willing to admit in public: feelings about affirmative action, gentrification, secret prejudices, and dashed hopes. This reissue of Race comes at a particularly dynamic time in the history of American race relations. Our first black president, rapidly shifting immigration and population patterns, and the rising force of multiracialism all necessitate a narrative around race that is more nuanced than ever before. Yet many of the issues we have grappled with over the past few decades remain to be solved. Gary Younge, a longtime columnist for The Guardian and The Nation, provides a new introduction to Race that serves to contextualize it, rendering it relevant to these contemporary frameworks, while paying homage to a keystone piece of oral history on a uniquely American subject.

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  • Division Street America by Studs Terkel
    Division Street America (English, Paperback) Studs Terkel

    Division Street, Studs Terkel's first book of oral history, established his reputation as America's foremost oral historian and as "one of those rare thinkers who is actually willing to go out and talk to the incredible people of this country" (in the words of Tom Wolfe)....

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  • Touch And Go by Studs Terkel
    Touch And Go (English, Paperback) Studs Terkel

    At nearly 95, Studs Terkel has written about everyone's life, it seems, but his own. He now offers a memoir which - embodying the spirit of the man himself - is youthful, vivacious and enormous fun. Fans of Terkel will be captivated by the unique and eclectic life of one of America's greatest living legends.

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  • Hope Dies Last by Studs Terkel
    Hope Dies Last (English, Paperback) Studs Terkel

    Hope Dies Last is Studs Terkel's inspiring new oral history of social action in America. An alternative, more personal history of the "American century," Hope Dies Last forms a legacy of the indefatigable spirit that Studs has always embodied, and an inheritance for those who, by taking a stand, are making concrete the dreams of today....

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  • Ramblin' Man by Ed Cray
    Ramblin' Man (English, Paperback) Ed Cray

    The groundbreaking biography, available for the centennial of Woody Guthrie's birth in July 2012.

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  • Studs Terkel's Chicago by Studs Terkel
    Studs Terkel's Chicago (English, Hardback) Studs Terkel

    In the tradition of E. B. White's bestselling Here Is New York, Chicago is a tribute to the ?Second City??part history, part memoir, and 100% Studs Terkel?infused with anecdotes, memories, and reflections that celebrate the great city. Chicago was home to the country's first skyscraper (a ten-story building built in 1884) and marks the start of the famed "Route 66." It is also the birthplace of the remote control (Zenith), the car radio (Motorola) and the first major American city to elect a woman (Jane Byrne) and then an African American man (Harold Washington) as mayor. Its literary and journalistic history is just as dazzling, and includes Nelson Algren, Mike Royko and Sara Paretsky. From Al Capone to the street riots during the Democratic National Convention in 1968, Chicago, in the words of Terkel himself, ?has?as they used to whisper of the town's fast woman?a reputation.? Chicago was of course also home to the Pulitzer Prize?winning oral historian Studs Terkel, who moved to Chicago in 1922 as an eight-year-old and who would make it his home until his death in 2008 at the age of 96. This book is a splendid evocation of Studs' hometown in all its glory?and all its imperfection.

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  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken? by Studs Terkel
    Will The Circle Be Unbroken? (English, Paperback) Studs Terkel

    One of Studs Terkel's most important oral histories, Will the Circle be Unbroken? turns to the ultimate human experience - that of death. First published 15 years ago to great acclaim, the book explores - with unrivalled compassion and wisdom - the indelible variety of reactions to mortality and the experience of death and the possibility of life afterward. Here a wide range of people addresses...

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  • Christ in Concrete by Professor Pietro Di Donato
    Christ in Concrete (English, Paperback) Professor Pietro Di Donato

    One of the 20th century's greatest works of social protest-and its 21st-century message. A classic examination of the American experience for hard-working Italian immigrants living in New York City's Lower East Side shortly before the Great Depression,Christ in Concrete focuses on a family's struggle against harsh economic realities and tenement living.

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  • Chicago: City on the Make by Nelson Algren
    Chicago: City on the Make (English, Paperback) Nelson Algren

    "Once you've become a part of this particular patch, you'll never love another. Like loving a woman with a broken nose, you may well find lovelier lovelies. But never a lovely so real."...

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  • One More Time by Mike Royko
    One More Time (English, Paperback) Mike Royko

    Spanning four decades, from his early days to his last despatch , the writings in this collection reflect a radically changing America as seen by a man whose keen sense of justice and humour never faltered.

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  • Giants Of Jazz by Studs Terkel
    Giants Of Jazz (English, Paperback) Studs Terkel

    A beautifully illustrated edition of Studs Terkel's timeless portraits of America's jazz legends, for readers of all ages.Studs Terkel's first book, Giants of Jazz, is the master interviewer's unique tribute to America's jazz greats, now available in an affordable paperback edition with the original illustrations and discography.The thirteen profiles in this "luminous" (Jazzwise) collection weave...

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