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Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel

by Studs Terkel

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Published by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC Audio) .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL7627003M
ISBN 100660186470
ISBN 109780660186474

The Great Divide: Second Thoughts on the American Dream by Terkel, Studs and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Studs Terkel, First Edition - AbeBooks. Terkel interviewed hundreds of people across the United States for his book on the Great Depression of the s. In , he selected several interviews that were included in his book to be broadcast in eleven parts on the Studs Terkel Program on WFMT radio (Chicago, IL).

  A master of oral history, Terkel published a number of as-told-to books, including, in , “Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do,” the book. Studs Terkel's fascinating history helps us understand not just what war is like, but the way that it shapes peoples ideas. 'The Good War', for many who took part, should have been the last war. The fact it was not is an indictment of those at the top of society far more than most of the people interviewed in this wonderful : Resolute Reader.

Studs Terkel, prize-winning author and radio broadcast personality was born Louis Terkel in New York on His father, Samuel, was a tailor and his mother, Anna (Finkel) was a seamstress. He had three brothers. The family moved to Chicago in and opened a rooming house at Ashland and Flournoy on the near West side. 'Working' Then And Now: Studs Terkel's Book Interviews Resurface As Audio Septem • All this week on NPR, you'll hear the voices of people Studs Terkel interviewed in his book, Working.


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Studs Terkel () was a free spirit, an outspoken populist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a terrible ham, and one of the best-loved characters on the American scene. Born in New York inhe lived in Chicago for over eight decades. When it was first published inStuds Terkel's oral history about "what people do all day and how they feel about it" became a best seller, was hailed as an instant classic, and eventually inspired a Broadway musical/5(12).

Studs Terkel has 67 books on Goodreads with ratings. Studs Terkel’s most popular book is The Grapes of Wrath. Studs Terkel. One of the greatest oral historians of the 20th century, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, actor, and broadcaster Studs Terkel was a national treasure and a beloved Studs Terkel book in his native Chicago.

His award-winning books, based on conversations with Americans from all walks of life, form Studs Terkel book unique chronicle of a nation in the throes. Studs Terkel is a maestro of the interview, and of editing it afterwards.

His book Working has long been one of my favorites. He turns what must have been long, rambling interviews, full of stops and starts and repetitions, into smooth, easy, succinct reading/5. Division Street, Studs Terkel’s first book of oral history, established his reputation as America’s foremost oral historian and as “one of those rare thinkers who is actually willing to go out and talk to the incredible people of this country” (in the words of Tom Wolfe).

Studs Terkel had a gift for connecting with people and collecting their stories. Some of those oral histories of everyday workers talking about their jobs became a bestselling book published in.

In his 45 years on WFMT radio, Studs Terkel talked to the 20th century’s most interesting people. Browse our growing archive of more than 1, programs. Explore the Archive Learn About Studs. Jonathan Katz discusses his book Gay American History.

Cleve Jones talks about the NAMES Project Foundation and AIDS quilt. Although born in New York, Chicago became Studs Terkel's home and the source of the material that made him famous.

As an oral historian, his interviews with everyone from 'quiet heroes' to. Book By Studs Terkel, 15 Copy quote. The issue is jobs. You can't get away from it: jobs. Having a buck or two in your pocket and feeling like somebody.

Studs Terkel. Jobs, Two, Issues. 4 Copy quote. Most of us, like the assembly line worker, have jobs that are too small for our spirit. Jobs are not big enough for people.

It was as a young actor that he adopted his lifelong nickname, “Studs,” from Chicago-born author James T. Farrell’s Studs Lonigan trilogy. In Terkel inaugurated The Wax Museum, a radio program that brought out his knack for engaging people in impromptu interviews.

The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two by Studs Terkel, is one of the most memorable, comprehensive records of personal stories of World War II in literature.

The book is a collection of interviews done by Terkel following World War Two. by Studs Terkel ‧ RELEASE DATE: Oct. 11, In World War II memories, Terkel has found a great, untold story—with fore-shadowings of Vietnam and aftershocks of atomic warfare.

Terkel explains the title, matter-of-factly, as the Vietnam, nuclear-war contrast; the testimony—even from those whose lives peaked in WW II—exposes the irony of the phrase. A television institution for years, a radio staple for decades, a literary lion sincewhen he wrote his first best-selling book at Louis Studs Terkel was born in New York on Studs said, "I came up the year the titanic went down,” he said that often.

Studs Terkel, a Pulitzer prize-winning author whose searching interviews with ordinary Americans helped establish oral history as an important historical genre, and who for nearly half a. Studs Terkel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose searching interviews with ordinary Americans helped establish oral history as a serious genre, and who for decades was the voluble host of a.

Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression by Studs Terkel is a panoramic chronicle of the 's, comprised entirely of interviews. It provides a top to bottom vision of the Depression, from the establishment that coped with the crisis to the hustlers and hobos that scraped by.

First published inStuds 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 /5(14). -Studs Terkel, Introduction to Working I suppose that it's important, before we begin hammering this book, to recall that it was written in the early 's.

It is just barely possible that the attitude reflected in the epigraph above, and in the introductory essay and series of interviews that make up the book, was actually prevalent at that time.3/5. In recording this oral history, Studs Terkel interviewed over individuals who shared their thoughts or experiences of the Great Depression.

This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's online version of the same :. Terkel acted in local stage productions and on radio dramas until he began one of the first television programs, an unscripted show called Studs Place in the early s.

InTerkel began Studs Terkel's Almanac on radio station WFMT in Chicago. Terkel compiled a series of books based on oral histories that defined America in the 20th Century.— The New York Times Book Review “The Good War”, for which Studs Terkel won the Pulitzer Prize, is a testament not only to the experience of war but .Terkel won the nonfiction award for "The Good War." Studs Terkel's Busy Year (Septem ) InTerkel published a book, appeared in a movie and narrated a PBS documentary, on top of his daily radio show.

The Blues in Black and White, by Studs Terkel (Octo ).