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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: 1565846567

ISBN-13: 9781565846562

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: New Press, The


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

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9781565846562
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
234,719
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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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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