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  • P.S.by Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    This “electrifying” collection of unpublished work demonstrates the Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s “great gift for tapping into the lifeblood of America” ( Booklist ) .   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?... more...

  • The Good Warby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: “The richest and most powerful single document of the American experience in World War II” ( The Boston Globe ).   The Good War is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Studs Terkel as an interviewer and oral historian. From a pipe fitter’s apprentice at Pearl Harbor to a... more...

  • Hard Timesby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Good War : A masterpiece of modern journalism and “a huge anthem in praise of the American spirit” ( Saturday Review ).   In this “invaluable record” of one of the most dramatic periods in modern American history, Studs Terkel recaptures the Great Depression of the 1930s in all its complexity (... more...

  • Workingby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2011; US$ 18.98

    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...

  • The Studs Terkel Readerby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2011; US$ 17.94

    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...

  • Studs Terkel's Chicagoby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.22

    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 Terkelinfused 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 famed... more...

  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken?by Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2001; US$ 22.78

    Studs Terkel has turned to the ultimate human experience, that of death and the possibility of life afterward. Death is the one experience we all share but cannot know. In Studs Terkel’s powerful new book, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? a wide range of people address that final experience and its impact on the present in which we live. In talking... more...

  • Hard Timesby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2012; US$ 20.51

    First published in 1970, Studs 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 mosaic of memories from those who were richest to those who were destitute: politicians, businessmen,... more...

  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken?by Studs Terkel; Jane Gross

    The New Press 2014; US$ 18.98

    One of Studs Terkel’s most important oral histories, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? turns to the ultimate human experience—that of death. Called "extraordinarya work of insight, wisdom, and freshness" by the Seattle Times when it was first published fifteen years ago, the book explores—with unrivaled compassion and wisdom—the indelible variety of... more...

  • Last Words of the Executedby Robert K. Elder; Studs Terkel

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 22.50

    Some beg for forgiveness. Others claim innocence. At least three cheer for their favorite football teams. Death waits for us all, but only those sentenced to death know the day and the hour—and only they can be sure that their last words will be recorded for posterity. Last Words of the Executed presents an oral history of American capital punishment,... more...