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Studs Terkel was an actor, writer, and radio host. He was born Louis Terkel on May 16, 1912 in New York City. He took his name from the James T. Farrell novel, Studs Lonigan. Terkel attended the University of Chicago and graduated with a law degree in 1934. Terkel acted in local stage productions mostra'n més and on radio dramas until he began one of the first television programs, an unscripted show called Studs Place in the early 1950s. In 1952, Terkel began Studs Terkel's Almanac on radio station WFMT in Chicago. Terkel compiled a series of books based on oral histories that defined America in the 20th Century. Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do received a National Book Award nomination in 1975. The Good War: An Oral History of World War II won the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction in 1985. Working was turned into a hit musical in 1978. Terkel was named the Communicator of the Year by the University of Chicago in 1969. He also won a Peabody Award for excellence in journalism in 1980 and the National Book Foundation Medal for contributions to American letters in 1997. He died on October 31, 2008 at the age of 96. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Studs Terkel

American Dreams: Lost and Found (1980) 495 exemplars
Division Street: America (1967) 317 exemplars
My American Century (1997) 284 exemplars
Touch and Go: A Memoir (2007) 148 exemplars
Chicago (1986) 115 exemplars
Giants of Jazz (1956) 103 exemplars
American Dreams [play] (1987) 9 exemplars
Amerikanische Porträts (1987) 7 exemplars
Guld på gaden (1981) 4 exemplars
Americani (2008) 3 exemplars
Arbetsplats USA. 2 (1976) 2 exemplars
Arbetsplats USA. 1 (1976) 2 exemplars
En by i Amerika 1 exemplars
Radio De Accion (2012) 1 exemplars
Chicago 1 exemplars

Obres associades

El raïm de la ira (1939) — Introducció, algunes edicions34,559 exemplars
Black Like Me (1960) — Pròleg — 4,317 exemplars
Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study (1992) — Col·laborador — 518 exemplars
The Penguin Book of War (1999) — Col·laborador — 454 exemplars
The Man with the Golden Arm: 50th Anniversary Critical Edition (1999) — Col·laborador — 435 exemplars
Sophie Scholl and the White Rose (1999) — Pròleg, algunes edicions306 exemplars
Chicago: City on the Make (1951) — Introducció, algunes edicions278 exemplars
The Neon Wilderness (1947) — Epíleg, algunes edicions263 exemplars
Granta 84: Over There: How America Sees the World (2004) — Col·laborador — 231 exemplars
Granta 90: Country Life (2005) — Col·laborador — 159 exemplars
Baseball [1994 TV series] (1994) — Narrador — 95 exemplars
Eight Men Out [1988 Film] (1988) — Actor — 67 exemplars
Harvard Works Because We Do (2003) — Pròleg, algunes edicions20 exemplars
NYPD: Stories of Survival from the World's Toughest Beat (2002) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Tales of a Theatrical Guru (2006) — Pròleg — 4 exemplars
Law & Disorder: The Chicago Convention and Its Aftermath (1968) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
The history of Chess jazz — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
The Art of Life: An Anthology of Literature about Life and Work (1997) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Nom oficial
Terkel, Louis
Altres noms
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
New York, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
New York, New York, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
University of Chicago (PhB)
University of Chicago Law School (JD)
oral historian
radio host
television host
Federal Writers' Project
Works Progress Administration
Premis i honors
National Book Award, Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters (1997)
National Humanities Medal (1997)
George Polk Career Award ( 1999)
Great Lakes Book Award ( 1998)
Dayton Literary Peace Prize's Lifetime Achievement Award (2006)
American Academy of Arts and Letters ( 1997)
Biografia breu
Studs Terkel was born in New York City to Russian Jewish immigrants. He moved with his parents to Chicago where his parents ran a boarding house. Though graduating from law school, Terkel chose not to practice law. He joined a theater group and did other work until he began writing. In the 1950's, he was blacklisted from television for refusing to sign a loyalty oath to CBS. He was married to social worker Ida Goldberg for 60 years before her death in 1999. Studs Terkel is survived by one son, Dan Terkel.



Great book. These stories are really humane and touching. People talk about their jobs with dignity (either existing or desired). You can not stop sympathizing with them.

But still these interviews are lopsided in a way. Nasty as it may sound I still want to hear from those, whom these workers despise or simply don't understand. It would be a revealing read too - to see the motives of a careerists, sweatshop foremen, managers in malls and cafeterias etc...

They may sound shallow and disgusting, but they still need to be heard. We need a broader picture.… (més)
Den85 | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |
Ignited an interest in oral history recording.
sfj2 | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Dec 2, 2023 |
Nobody does oral History like Studs Terkel: 101 Americans speak about their imagines future
betty_s | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Oct 7, 2023 |
In this book, Terkel relays oral histories of people who were exposed to the Depression including farmers, politicians, industrialists, African Americans, artists. You name it, it's in there. It is history through the eyes of the common and not-so-common man.

It strikes me that a book like this would be highly unlikely to be published today - - in the days where YouTube and blogging provide thousands of first person accounts of the world around us. Available in seconds.

I thought that this book would be truly fascinating, but because I didn't really know enough (or recollect enough history classes) about the Depression, I found myself constantly distracted by the many acronyms for government programs. Some of the folks really told about what life was like in and interesting way, but others reminded me of old, boring people who just were telling dull, tangential stories.

All in all, I think if the author had prefaced his chapter with some analysis of the group of people he was talking to and some historical facts, I would have loved the book. But the standalone oral histories didn't quite do it for me.

Nonetheless, I would read more Terkel, but if I selected one of his books that focused on a historical event, I'd read a background book first on the event so I was a little more educated before delving into the histories.
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Anita_Pomerantz | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Mar 23, 2023 |



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