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  • Hope Dies Lastby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2004; US$ 16.95

    Hope Dies Last is Studs Terkel?s inspiring new oral history of social action in America. An alternative, more personal history of the “American century,? Hope Dies Last forms a legacy of the indefatigable spirit that Studs has always embodied, and an inheritance for those who, by taking a stand, are making concrete the dreams of today. For Terkel,... more...

  • And They All Sangby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2006; US$ 16.95

    Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, Studs Terkel hosted a legendary daily radio show in Chicago, presenting listeners with his inimitable take on an eclectic range of music, from classical, opera, and jazz to gospel, blues, folk, and rock. And They All Sang is nothing less than "a tribute to music?s universality and power" ( Philadelphia... more...

  • P.S.by Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Millions of Studs Terkel fans have come to know the prizewinning oral historian through his landmark books? “The Good War? , Hard Times , Working , Will the Circle Be Unbroken? , and many others. Few people realize, however, that much of Studs?s best work was not collected into these thematic volumes and has, in fact, never been published. P.S.... more...

  • The Good Warby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    The Good War for which Terkel won the Pulitzer Prize, is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Terkel as interviewer. As always, Terkel?s subjects are open and unrelenting in their analyses of themselves and their experiences, producing what People magazine has called “a splendid epic history of World... more...

  • Hard Timesby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    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... more...

  • The Studs Terkel Readerby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    With a foreword by Robert Coles and a preface by Calvin Trillin. The Studs Terkel Reader: My American Century collects the best interviews from eight of Terkel's classic oral histories together with his wonderful original introductions to each book. Featuring selections from American Dreams , Coming of Age , Division Street , "The Good War... more...

  • Workingby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY ADAM COHEN OF THE NEW YORK TIMES Perhaps Studs Terkel's best-known book, Working is a compelling look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews with everyone from a gravedigger to a studio head, from a policeman to a piano tuner, this book provides an enduring portrait of people's feelings... more...

  • Studs Terkel's Chicagoby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    In the tradition of E. B. White?s bestselling Here Is New York, Chicago a tribute to the “Second City?—part history, part memoir, and 100% Studs Terkel—infused with anecdotes, memories, and reflections that celebrate the great city. Chicago was home to the country?s first skyscraper (a ten-story building built in 1884) and marks the start of the... more...

  • Hard Timesby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2012; US$ 21.95

    Studs Terkel (1912–2008) was the bestselling author of twelve books of oral history, including Hope Dies Last , Working , Race , and the Pulitzer Prize–winning “The Good War? (all available from The New Press). He was the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including a Presidential National Humanities Medal and the National Book Foundation... more...

  • Touch and Goby Studs Terkel; Sydney Lewis

    The New Press 2008; US$ 17.95

    Chosen as a best book of the year in 2007 by the Chicago Tribune , Publishers Weekly , and Playboy , Studs Terkel?s memoir Touch and Go is “history from a highly personal point of view, by one who has helped make it? ( Kirkus ). Terkel takes us through his childhood and into his early experiences—as a law student during the Depression, as a... more...