ISBN-10:
1565846567
ISBN-13:
9781565846562
Pub. Date:
07/28/2005
Publisher:
New Press, The
Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression

Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression

by Studs Terkel

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565846562
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 07/28/2005
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 210,607
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Born in 1912, Studs Terkel is the bestselling author of twelve books of oral history, including Working, Hard Times, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Good War” (all available from The New Press). He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Presidential National Humanities Medal and the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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

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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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