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American Dreams: Lost and Found

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Publisher Comments:

Here is the raw material for one thousand novels....incomparable.--Margaret Atwood

In this unique look at one of our most pervasive national myths, Studs Terkel persuades an extraordinary range of Americans to articulate their version of The American Dream. Beginning with an embittered winner of the Miss U.S.A. contest who sees the con behind the dream of success and including an early interview with a highly ambitious Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terkel explores the diverse landscape of the promise of the United States--from farm kids dreaming of the city to city kids determined to get out, from the Boston Brahmin to the KKK member, from newly arrived immigrants to families who have lived in this country for generations, these narratives include figures both famous and infamous. Filtered through the lens of our leading oral historian, the chorus of voices in American Dreams highlights the hopes and struggles of coming to and living in the United States.

Originally published in 1980, this is a classic work of oral history that provides an extraordinary and moving picture of everyday American lives.

Synopsis:

Back in print comes the book the "New York Times Book Review" called the Pulitzer Prize winner's best--a collection of personal dreams from such personalities as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ted Turner, Jesse Helms, Joan Crawford, Vine Deloria, and Helen and Scott Nearing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565845459
Author:
Terkel, Studs
Publisher:
New Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
National characteristics, american
Subject:
Interviews
Subject:
United States Biography.
Subject:
US History-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no 16
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 20 oz

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