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In this unique re-creation of one of the most dramatic periods in modern American history, Studs Terkel recaptures the Great Depression of the 1930s in all its complexity. The book is a mosaic of memories from those who were richest to those who were most destitute: politicians like James Farley and Raymond Moley; businessmen like Bill Benton and Clement Stone; a six-day bicycle racer; artists and writers; racketeers; speakeasy operators, strikers, and impoverished farmers; people who were just kids; and those who remember losing a fortune. Hard Timesis not only a gold mine of information--much of it little known--but also a fascinating interplay of memory and fact, showing how the Depression affected the lives of those who experienced it firsthand, often transforming the most bitter memories into a surprising nostalgia.

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An invaluable record.A huge anthem in praise of the American spirit.

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In Hard Times, Studs Terkel captures the Depression in all its vast complexity, assembling a mosaic of memories as told by those who faced destitution as well as those who stayed rich. The book is a gold mine of information that vividly illustrates the Depression's effect on those who lived through it, and shows how bitter memories can be transformed into a surprising nostalgia. The book ultimately serves as "a huge anthem in praise of the American spirit" (Saturday Review).

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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 a gold mine of information but a fascinating interplay of memory and fact, revealing how the Depression affected the lives of those who experienced it firsthand.

About the Author

Born in 1912, Studs Terkelis the bestselling author of twelve books of oral history, including Working, Hard Times, and the Pulitzer Prize--winning 'The Good War'(all available from The New Press). He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Presidential National Humanities Medal and the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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woodcrafter, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by woodcrafter)
I haven't read it. It is on my wish list. But I am familiar with Studs Terkel and know that it must be a very incisive rendering.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781565846562
Subtitle:
An Oral History of the Great Depression
Author:
Terkel, Studs
Publisher:
New Press, The
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
Oral history
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/Depression
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States.
Subject:
United States Economic conditions 1918-
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
106-632
Publication Date:
20001117
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 19 oz

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"Synopsis" by , An invaluable record.A huge anthem in praise of the American spirit.
"Synopsis" by , In Hard Times, Studs Terkel captures the Depression in all its vast complexity, assembling a mosaic of memories as told by those who faced destitution as well as those who stayed rich. The book is a gold mine of information that vividly illustrates the Depression's effect on those who lived through it, and shows how bitter memories can be transformed into a surprising nostalgia. The book ultimately serves as "a huge anthem in praise of the American spirit" (Saturday Review).
"Synopsis" by ,
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 a gold mine of information but a fascinating interplay of memory and fact, revealing how the Depression affected the lives of those who experienced it firsthand.

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