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Coming of Age: Growing Up in the Twentieth Century

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Publisher Comments:

"We don't know anything about the past and we don't seem to want to know it. And all the time the people who can tell us about it, make it meaningful, the real repositories of living information, are being lost."--Studs Terkel

For Coming of Age, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Peabody Award-winning radio host interviewed a diverse assortment of men and women ranging in age from 70 to 99. This audio includes the stories of 14 people who lived through the defining moments of the 20th century. Together they represent an extraordinary panorama of American life and work throughout the century and the ways in which the times have changed.

For Coming of Age is a compelling picture of what we have gained through "progress"--and what we have lost.

Review:

"Originally a bestseller, this classic by the late Studs Terkel addresses the challenges of aging and offers a variety of remarkable firsthand accounts by individuals at the end of their lives. Allen Hamilton and Shirley Venard share reading duties, with each offering their own take on these stories that are alternately humorous, uplifting, heartbreaking and motivational. Hamilton is a true standout: his steady voice is indifferent to time constraints as he devotes himself fully to each story, conveying Terkel's awe at how far society has come and how much further we must go. A New Press hardcover. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

ALLEN HAMILTON has worked in regional theaters throughout the country--in Minneapolis, Boston, Arizona, Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis and Washington D.C. He has appeared on Broadway and London's West End. He has acted in dozens of television movies and feature films.
STUDS TERKEL (1912-2008) was a free spirit, an outspoken populist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a terrible ham, and one of the best-loved characters on the American scene. Born in New York in 1912, he lived in Chicago for over eight decades.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781598878882
Author:
Terkel, Studs
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
Read by:
Hamilton, Allen
Read by:
Venard, Shirley
Read:
Venard, Shirley
Read:
Hamilton, Allen
Author:
Venard, Shirley
Author:
Hamilton, Allen
Subject:
Gerontology
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Older people - United States -
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
Social Science-Gerontology
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Edition Description:
; 3 Hours on 3
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
6.21x5.02x.57 in. .26 lbs.
Media Run Time:
180
Age Level:
Growing Up in the Twentieth Century

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Product details 180 pages Highbridge Company - English 9781598878882 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Originally a bestseller, this classic by the late Studs Terkel addresses the challenges of aging and offers a variety of remarkable firsthand accounts by individuals at the end of their lives. Allen Hamilton and Shirley Venard share reading duties, with each offering their own take on these stories that are alternately humorous, uplifting, heartbreaking and motivational. Hamilton is a true standout: his steady voice is indifferent to time constraints as he devotes himself fully to each story, conveying Terkel's awe at how far society has come and how much further we must go. A New Press hardcover. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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