Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression

Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression

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by Studs Terkel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0671438824

ISBN-13: 9780671438821

Pub. Date: 08/03/1981

Publisher: Pocket Books

A reissue of Terkel's classic work, with a new introduction by the author. "HARD TIMES doesn't render the time of the Depression or historicize about it - it is that time, its lingo, mood, its tragic and hilarious stories..." - Arthur Miller.

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A reissue of Terkel's classic work, with a new introduction by the author. "HARD TIMES doesn't render the time of the Depression or historicize about it - it is that time, its lingo, mood, its tragic and hilarious stories..." - Arthur Miller.

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ISBN-13:
9780671438821
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
08/03/1981

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Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Studs Terkel may not have been the first - person to put personal interviews at the center of his work. But he is as far as I know the first one who through his editing skill, through his intuitive ability to move people to speak of their lives, to make such interviews moving literary documents. He takes people who otherwise Time would have simply passed by, and makes their stories known. He shows how much poetry there is in everyday lives. And he through his work gives the feeling that what he does , the kind of interview he makes the kind of life- story which is told through it, is something which should have been done, and which should be done for every human life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book provides what are perhaps the finest first hand accounts of The Great Depression ever placed on the record. The words come directly from those who lived the experience and Terkel is the master at asking the right question and then shutting up and waiting for the magic to happen.
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