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"The Good War": An Oral History of World War II
by Studs Terkel
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: “The richest and most powerful single document of the American experience in World War II” (The Boston Globe).   “The Good War” is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Studs Terkel as an interviewer and oral historian. From a pipe fitter’s apprentice at...
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Hope Dies Last: Keeping the Faith In Troubled Times
by Studs Terkel
America’s most inspirational voices, in their own words: “If you’re looking for a reason to act and dream again, you’ll find it in the pages of this book” (Chicago Tribune).   Published when Studs Terkel was ninety-one years old, this astonishing oral history tackles one of the famed journalist’s most elusive subjects: Hope....
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Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do
by Studs Terkel
A Pulitzer Prize winner interviews workers, from policemen to piano tuners: “Magnificent . . . To read it is to hear America talking.” —The Boston Globe  A National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestseller   Studs Terkel’s classic oral history Working is a compelling look at jobs and the people who do them....
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Categories: All Business, Investing and Leadership; All Politics, History and Current Events
Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression
by Studs Terkel
From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Good War: A masterpiece of modern journalism and “a huge anthem in praise of the American spirit” (Saturday Review).   In this “invaluable record” of one of the most dramatic periods in modern American history, Studs Terkel recaptures the Great Depression of the 1930s in all its...
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Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith
by Studs Terkel
The renowned oral historian interviews ordinary people about facing mortality: “It’s the unguarded voices he presents that stay with you.” —The New York Times   In this book, the Pulitzer Prize winner and National Book Award finalist Studs Terkel, author of the New York Times bestseller Working, turns to the ultimate human...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Religion & Spirituality
The Studs Terkel Reader: My American Century
by Studs Terkel
With a foreword by Robert Coles and a preface by Calvin Trillin.The Studs Terkel Reader: My American Century collects the best interviews from eight of Terkel's classic oral histories together with his wonderful original introductions to each book. Featuring selections from American Dreams, Coming of Age, Division Street, "The Good War...
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Studs Terkel's Chicago
by Studs Terkel
In a blend of history, memoir, and photography, the Pulitzer Prize winner paints a vivid portrait of this extraordinary American 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) and...
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Hard Times: An Illustrated Oral History of the Great Depression
by 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...
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Touch and Go: A Memoir
by Studs Terkel
This memoir by the oral historian and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Good War is “a masterpiece about a life which itself is a sort of masterpiece” (Oliver Sacks).   Chosen as a Best Book of the Year in 2007 by the  Chicago Tribune ,  Publishers Weekly , and  Playboy , Studs Terkel’s memoir  Touch and Go  is...
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And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey
by Studs Terkel
The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian talks with some of twentieth century’s most iconic musicians—“Riveting . . . Just about every interview has a revelation” ( San Francisco Chronicle ).   Through the second half of the twentieth century, Studs Terkel hosted the legendary radio show “The Wax Museum,” presenting...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Humor
P.S.: Further Thoughts from a Lifetime of Listening
by Studs Terkel
This “electrifying” collection of unpublished work demonstrates the Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s “great gift for tapping into the lifeblood of America” (Booklist).   Millions of Studs Terkel fans have come to know the prize-winning oral historian through his landmark books—“The Good War”, Hard Times, Working, Will...
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