Hard Times

An Oral History of the Great Depression
Product Number: EB00668066
Released: Apr 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781595587602
Publisher: The New Press
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Description

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. "A huge anthem in praise of the American spirit." -Saturday Review "Wonderful! The American memory, the American way, the American voice. It will resurrect your faith in all of us to read this book." -Newsweek "An invaluable record... The talk of people who remember and those who only heard; of those who suffered and those who didn't; of those who lost everything and those who had nothing to lose; and of those who were part of the problem, those who tried to solve it, and those who were caught in between." -The New York Times "Open Studs Terkel's book to almost any page and rich memories spill out... Read a page, any page. Then try to stop." -National Observer

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Author(s): Studs Terkel
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jul 26, 2011

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