Hard TimesAn Oral History of the Great Depression

Author(s): Studs Terkel

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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 Times is 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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General Fields

  • : 9781565846562
  • : New Press
  • : New Press
  • : January 1986
  • : 21.00 cmmm X 13.80 cmmm X 3.00 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Studs Terkel
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : en
  • : 462