Studs Terkel





Studs Terkel


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in New York. New York, The United States
May 16, 1912

Died
October 31, 2008

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Louis "Studs" Terkel was an American author, historian, actor, and broadcaster. He received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1985 for "The Good War", and is best remembered for his oral histories of common Americans, and for hosting a long-running radio show in Chicago.

Terkel was acclaimed for his efforts to preserve American oral history. His 1985 book "The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two", which detailed ordinary peoples' accounts of the country's involvement in World War II, won the Pulitzer Prize. For "Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression", Terkel assembled recollections of the Great Depression that spanned the socioeconomic spectrum, from Okies, through prison inmates, to the wealthy. His 1974 bo
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4.21 avg rating — 3,746 ratings — published 1974 — 19 editions
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The Good War: An Oral Histo...

4.25 avg rating — 2,886 ratings — published 1984 — 22 editions
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Hard Times: An Oral History...

4.20 avg rating — 1,861 ratings — published 1970 — 22 editions
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Division Street: America

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Race: How Blacks And Whites...

4.24 avg rating — 423 ratings — published 1992 — 10 editions
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Will the Circle Be Unbroken...

4.15 avg rating — 419 ratings — published 2000 — 12 editions
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Hope Dies Last: Keeping the...

3.98 avg rating — 411 ratings — published 2003 — 8 editions
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American Dreams: Lost and F...

4.18 avg rating — 284 ratings — published 1980 — 6 editions
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The Studs Terkel Reader: My...

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4.24 avg rating — 235 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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Coming of Age: The Story of...

4.11 avg rating — 216 ratings — published 1995 — 9 editions
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“Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.”
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“People are hungry for stories. It's part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another. -Studs Terkel”
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