Oral History of the Great Depression

Oral History of the Great Depression

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Studs Terkel's classic history of the Great Depression. 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.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: New Press, The (November 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565846567
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565846562
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
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