American Dreams: Lost and Found / Edition 1 available in Paperback
"Here is the raw material for one thousand novels
In 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 with a highly ambitious Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terkel explores the diverse landscape of the promise of the United Statesfrom farm kids dreaming of the city to city kids determined to get out, from the Boston Brahmin to the KKK member, from newly arrived immigrants to families who have lived in this country for generations, these narratives include figures both famous and infamous. Filtered through the lens of our leading oral historian, the chorus of voices in American Dreams highlights the hopes and struggles of coming to and living in the United States.
Originally published in 1980, this is a classic work of oral history that provides an extraordinary and moving picture of everyday American lives.
|Publisher:||New Press, The|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||1.11(w) x 8.00(h) x 5.25(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Date of Birth:May 16, 1912
Date of Death:October 31, 2008
Place of Birth:New York, NY
Place of Death:Chicago, IL
Education:J.D., University of Chicago, 1934