My American Century

ISBN-10: 1595581774

ISBN-13: 9781595581778

Edition: 2007 (Reissue)

Authors: Studs Terkel, Robert Coles, Calvin Trillin

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"A summing up of the best of Terkel."--Herbert Mitgang, "Doubletake" "The Studs Terkel Reader," originally published under the title "My American Century," collects the best interviews from eight of Terkel's classic oral histories together with his magnificent introductions to each work. Featuring selections from "American Dreams, Coming of Age, Division Street, "The Good War," The Great Divide, Hard Times, Race," and "Working," this "greatest hits" volume is a treasury of Terkel's most memorable subjects that will delight his many lifelong fans and provide a perfect introduction for those who have not yet experienced the joy of reading Studs Terkel. It includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Coles surveying Terkel's overall body of work and a new foreword by Calvin Trillin.
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 5/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

The Dream
American Dreams: Lost and Found (1980)
Vine Deloria, Native American author and teacher
Andy Johnson, hardscrabble Finnish immigrant
Wallace Rasmussen, Horatio Alger Award winner
Vernon Jarrett, African-American newspaperman
C. P. Ellis, former Klansman
Leonel I. Castillo, former director of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression (1970)
Introduction: A Personal Memoir (and Parenthetical Comment)
Ed Paulsen, freight-train rider
Arthur A. Robertson, mogul
Clifford Burke, hustler
Doc Graham, gangster
Oscar Heline, farmer
Jane Yoder, daughter of a WPA worker
Tom Yoder, Jane's son
Jerome Zerbe, society's photographer
Peggy Tevry and her mother, Mary Owsley, mountain people
We Still See Their Faces: Introduction to the 50th anniversary edition of The Grapes of Wrath
"The Good War": An Oral History of World War II (1984)
Bob Rasmus, rifleman
Peggy Terry, "hillbilly"
E. B. (Sledgehammer) Sledge, Marine
Peter Ota, Nisei
Betty Basye Hutchinson, nurse
The City
Division Street: America (1967)
Florence Scala, neighborhood crusader
Dennis Hart, cabbie
Lucy Jefferson, migrant from Mississippi
Kid Pharaoh, con man
Tom Kearney, cop
Chester Kolar, next-door neighbor
George Malley (a.k.a. Henry Lorenz), blue-collar worker
Eva Barnes, landlady
Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do (1972)
Mike Lefevre, steelworker
Dolores Dante, waitress
Roberto Acuna, farm worker
Eric Nesterenko, pro hockey player
Phil Stallings, auto worker
Tom Patrick, fireman
The Divide
The Great Divide: Second Thoughts on the American Dream (1988)
Caroll Nearmyer, family farmer
Rex Winship, trader
Sam Talbert, teamster
Larry Heinemann, Vietnam War veteran
Jean Gump, suburban grandmother
Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession (1992)
Joseph Lattimore, African-American
Diane Romano, white mother of six
Lloyd King, mixed race
Coming of Age: The Story of Our Century By Those Who Have Lived It (1995)
Bessie Doenges, writer
Jack Culberg, CEO
Genora Johnson Dollinger, remembering the 1937 sit-down strike
Jacob Lawrence, artist
David Brewer, environmentalist
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