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Terkel, Studs 1912-2008

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Hard times : an oral history of the great depression by Studs Terkel( Book )

99 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 5,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A re-creation of the America of the thirties, based on the reminiscences of a cross-section of people representing all walks of life, including several notable personalities
"The good war" : an oral history of World War Two by Studs Terkel( Book )

66 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dean of oral history evokes the innocent idealism, as well as the terror and horror, of ordinary Americans at home and abroad during World War II
Working : people talk about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do by Studs Terkel( Book )

85 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of interviews with working people in a wide variety of occupations
American dreams : lost and found by Studs Terkel( Book )

68 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 100 interviews with a cross section of American people, both famous and non-famous, who discuss their personal lives and ambitions
Race : how Blacks and whites think and feel about the American obsession by Studs Terkel( Book )

58 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A provocative look at contemporary race relations. First published in 1992 at the height of the furor over the Rodney King incident, Studs Terkel's Race was an immediate bestseller. In a rare and revealing look how at how people in America truly feel about race, Terkel brings out the full complexity of the thoughts and emotions of both blacks and whites, uncovering a fascinating narrative of changing opinions. Preachers and street punks, college students and Klansmen, interracial couples, the nephew of the founder of apartheid, and Emmett Till's mother are among those whose voices appear in Race. In all, nearly one hundred Americans talk openly about attitudes that few are willing to admit in public: feelings about affirmative action, gentrification, secret prejudices, and dashed hopes
The Great Divide : second thoughts on the American dream by Studs Terkel( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 2,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studs Terkel interviews three college teachers, four farmers, a high school teacher, neighborhood organizer, stock broker, advertising executive, businesswomen, real estate broker, dentist, doctor, blue collar worker, professional strikebreaker, columnist, unemployed steelworker, lawyer, flight attendant, bartender, CPA, woman engineer, socialite, Congressman, nuclear physicist, author, waitress, KKK member, storyteller, gay activist, sanctuary worker, Christian fundamentalist, Tony Bouza, Erica Bouza, Maggie Kuhn, Victor Reuther, and peace activists Jean and Joe Gump
Will the circle be unbroken? : reflections on death, rebirth, and hunger for a faith by Studs Terkel( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From interviews with a Hiroshima survivor, AIDS caseworker, death-row parolee, police, firefighters, emergency health workers, doctors, nurses, writers, undertakers, clergy, etc., etc
Coming of age : the story of our century by those who've lived it by Studs Terkel( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming of Age is also, in many ways, a sequel to Terkel's acclaimed Working (1974), for it traces the extraordinary ways our working lives have changed in the past few decades - often beyond recognition. We meet politicians and preachers, advertising men and hucksters. Here is the partner in a large law firm, suing the colleagues who have forced him out; here, too, is the carpenter, accepting as inevitable the replacement of his skilled tasks by machine. But this is not a group of disgruntled Luddites; most accept - indeed welcome - the new technologies, yet they all deplore the degree to which human contact has declined and how traditional hopes and aspirations have been superseded by the often ruthless demands of the modern corporation
Division Street : America by Studs Terkel( Book )

63 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life stories, based on personal interviews, of some seventy selected residents of Chicago, Ill. intended to portray changes occurring in the U.S.A. during the past few decades
A Raisin in the Sun by Daniel Petrie( Visual )

4 editions published between 1961 and 2018 in English and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations
Hope dies last : keeping the faith in difficult times by Studs Terkel( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These interviews--with congressmen and cooks, union organizers and CEOs, students, immigrants, activists, veterans, priests and lawyers--constitute an alternative history of the American century. They form a legacy of the indefatigable spirit that Studs has always embodied, an inheritance for those who, by taking a stand, are making concrete the dreams of today.--From publisher description
Giants of jazz by Studs Terkel( Book )

41 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief biographies of thirteen jazz musicians who have made major contributions to the development of this form of music
Last words of the executed by Robert K Elder( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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, as heard from the gallows, the chair, and the gurney. The product of seven years of extensive research by journalist Robert K. Elder, the book explores the cultural value of these final statements and asks what we can learn from them. We hear from both the famous--such as Nathan Hale, Joe Hill, Ted Bundy, and John Brown--and the forgotten, and their words give us unprecedented glimpses into their lives, their crimes, and the world they inhabited. Organized by era and method of execution, these final statements range from heartfelt to horrific. Some are calls for peace or cries against injustice; others are accepting, confessional, or consoling; still others are venomous, rage-fueled diatribes. Even the chills evoked by some of these last words are brought on in part by the shared humanity we can't ignore, their reminder that we all come to the same end, regardless of how we arrive there."--Provided by publisher
My American century by Studs Terkel( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology collects the most memorable interviews from eight of Terkel's earlier works: American Dreams, Hard Times, "The Good War," Division Street: America, Working, The Great Divide, Race, and Coming of Age. It also includes the introductions from each of those books, plus a foreword by Robert Coles which examines Terkel's writing
Prison of culture : beyond Black like me by John Howard Griffin( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book features the author of Black Like Me's later writings on racism and spirituality, including essays and sections from his later books about racism, The Church and the Black Man (1969) and A Time To Be Human (1977)
And they all sang : adventures of an eclectic disc jockey by Studs Terkel( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of forty previously unpublished interviews with musicians from the past half-century includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian's discussions with such figures as Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and Louis Armstrong
The spectator : talk about movies and plays with the people who make them by Studs Terkel( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contains transcripts of radio interviews conducted by American author Studs Terkel with a variety of actors, directors, musicians, and authors."
This I believe : the personal philosophies of remarkable men and women by Jay Allison( Recording )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrating the Duke, and Louis, Bessie, Billie, Bird, Carmen, Miles, Dizzy, and other heroes by Ralph J Gleason( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrating the Duke offers readers a perceptive, panoramic survey of jazz as revealed, in illuminating detail, through the lives and music of its heroes (and heroines), from its founding fathers to the post-bebop generation, including Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Jimmie Lunceford, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Albert Ayler, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and a rich cache of writings on "America's greatest composer," the Duke himself
The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a farm family's Depression-era journey from the Dustbowl of Oklahoma to the California migrant labor camps in search of a better life
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"The good war" : an oral history of World War Two
"The good war" : an oral history of World War TwoWorking : people talk about what they do all day and how they feel about what they doAmerican dreams : lost and foundRace : how Blacks and whites think and feel about the American obsessionWill the circle be unbroken? : reflections on death, rebirth, and hunger for a faithComing of age : the story of our century by those who've lived itDivision Street : AmericaHope dies last : keeping the faith in difficult times
Alternative Names
Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel americký historik

Studs Terkel Amerikaans journalist

Studs Terkel Amerikansk radioman

Studs Terkel auteur américain

Studs Terkel dziennikarz i historyk amerykański

Studs Terkel US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Radiomoderator

Terkel, louis

Terkel, Louis, 1912-

Terkel Louis 1912-2008

Terkel, Studs

Terkel, Studs, 1912-

Стадс Теркел

Стъдс Търкъл

טרקל, סטאדס, 1912-2008

סטדס טרקל

استادز ترکل

ستادز تيركل

स्टड्स टर्केल

터클, 스터즈 1912-


ターケル, スタッズ

特克尓, 斯特茲