Summary: These interviews--with congressmen and cooks, union organizers and CEOs, students, immigrants, activists, veterans, priests and lawyers--constitute an alternative history of the American century. They form a legacy of the indefatigable spirit that Studs has always embodied, an inheritance for those who, by taking a stand, are making concrete the dreams of today.--From publisher description.
Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2003
Copies Available at Fife Lake1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 TER
Summary: From interviews with a Hiroshima survivor, AIDS caseworker, death-row parolee, police, firefighters, emergency health workers, doctors, nurses, writers, undertakers, clergy, etc.
Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2001
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 291.23 TER
Summary: An account of the lives of ordinary Americans, at home and abroad, during World War Two.
Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 1984
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 TER
Summary: In the latest of Terkel's fine oral histories, ordinary people reflect on the issues of the 1980sReaganism, greed, farming, race relations, education, and religion. The law-and-order fundamentalist who participated in the sanctuary movement and the police chief's wife who was arrested during an anti-war demonstration help form this collage. The "divide" exists when inner beliefs conflict with...
Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 1988
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.927 TER
Contents: Disc 1. Introduction and interviews from the 1950's. Pete Seeger (folk singer, 1955) ; Dorothy Parker (author, poet & critic, 1959) ; Alan Lomax (folk musicologist, 1959) ; Dr. Mortimer J. Adler (historian of philosophy, 1959) -- Introduction and interviews from the 1960's. James Baldwin (author, 1961) ; Gore Vidal (author, 1961) ; Aaron Copland (composer, 1961) ; Mahalia Jackson (gospel...
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge Co. 2005
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 907.2 TER
Summary: This highly original and universal portrait of the American workday is told from the perspective of those that the world so often overlooks - the schoolteacher, the housewife, the fireman and the waitress amongst many - whose daily grind and aspirations reflect the truths of the people that make up a nation. The musical is based on the Studs Terkel book Working: People Talk About What They Do...
Format: sound recording-musical
Publisher / Publication Date: Ghostlight Records 2017