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32 books of Studs Terkel

WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY ADAM COHEN OF THE Perhaps Studs Terkel's best-­known book, is a compelling look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews with everyone from a gravedigger to a studio head, from a policeman to a piano tuner, this book provides an enduring portrait of people's feelings about their working lives. "A powerful, original, indescribable and incredible book... Only an interviewer of genius, exploiting the tape recorder as hardly anyone else has done, could possibly have brought it forth.­" —Lewis Mumford "A magnificent book... a work of art. To read it is to hear America talking.­" - "Splendid... Important... Rich and fascinating... The people we meet are not digits in a poll but real people with real names who share their ancedotes, adventures, and aspirations with us.­" - "The talk in is good talk--­earthy, passionate, honest, sometimes tender, sometimes crisp, juicy as reality, seasoned with experience.­" - "Nothing could tell our . . .

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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, 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. "A huge anthem in praise of the American spirit.­" — "Wonderful! The American memory, the American way, the American voice. It will resurrect your faith in all of us to read this book.­" — "An invaluable record... The talk of people who remember and those who only heard; of those who suffered and those who didn't; of those who lost everything and those who had nothing to lose; and of those who were part of the problem, those who tried to solve it, and those who were caught in between.­" — . . .

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The Good War for which 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, Terkel’s 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 to the global and the historical and the result is a masterpiece of oral history.­"Tremendously compelling, somehow dramatic and intimate at the same time.­" —The New York Times Book Review

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for which 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, Terkel’s subjects are open and unrelenting in their analyses of themselves and their experiences, producing what magazine has called “a splendid epic history of World War II.­” With this volume Terkel expanded his scope to the global and the historical and the result is a masterpiece of oral history. "Tremendously compelling, somehow dramatic and intimate at the same time.­" —

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Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, Studs Terkel hosted a legendary daily radio show in Chicago, presenting listeners with his inimitable take on an eclectic range of music, from classical, opera, and jazz to gospel, blues, folk, and rock. is nothing less than "a tribute to music’s universality and power" ( ), featuring more than forty of Terkel’s unforgettable conversations with some of the greatest musicians of the past century-­including Louis Armstrong, Leonard Bernstein, Big Bill Broonzy, Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Mahalia Jackson, Janis Joplin, Rosa Raisa, Pete Seeger, and many others. As the esteemed music critic Anthony DeCurtis wrote in the Chicago Tribune, "the terms 'interview' or 'oral history' don’t begin to do justice to what Terkel achieves in these conversations, which are at once wildly ambitious and as casual as can be.­" Whether discussing Enrico Caruso’s nervousness on stage with opera diva Edith Mason or the Beatles' 1966 encounter in London . . .

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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.­"A huge anthem in praise of the American spirit.­" —Saturday Review"Wonderful! The American memory, the American way, the American voice. It will resurrect your faith in all of us to read this book.­" —Newsweek"An invaluable record... The talk of people who remember and those who only heard; of those who suffered and those who didn't; of those who lost everything and those who had nothing to lose; and of those who were part of the problem, those who tried to solve it, and those who . . .

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