Studs Terkel

Winner, Presidential National Humanities Medal
Winner, National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters
Winner, George Polk Career Award
Winner, National Book Critics Circle 2003 Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award

Studs Terkel (1912–2008) was an award-winning author and radio broadcaster. He is the author of Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession; Division Street: America; Coming of Age: Growing Up in the Twentieth Century; Talking to Myself: A Memoir of My Times; “The Good War”: An Oral History of World War II; Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do; The Studs Terkel Reader: My American Century; American Dreams: Lost and Found; The Studs Terkel Interviews: Film and Theater; Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression; Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith; Giants of Jazz; Hope Dies Last: Keeping the Faith in Troubled Times; And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey; Touch and Go: A Memoir; P.S.: Further Thoughts from a Lifetime of Listening; and Studs Terkel’s Chicago, all published by The New Press. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a recipient of a Presidential National Humanities Medal, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, a George Polk Career Award, and the National Book Critics Circle 2003 Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Books by Studs Terkel

American Dreams
Lost and Found

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And They All Sang
Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey

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Coming of Age
Growing Up in the Twentieth Century

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Division Street
America

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Giants of Jazz

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“The Good War”
An Oral History of World War II

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Hard Times
An Oral History of the Great Depression

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Hard Times
An Illustrated Oral History of the Great Depression

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Hope Dies Last
Keeping the Faith in Troubled Times

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P.S.
Further Thoughts from a Lifetime of Listening

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Race
How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession

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The Studs Terkel Interviews
Film and Theater

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The Studs Terkel Reader
My American Century

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Talking to Myself
A Memoir of My Times

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Touch and Go
A Memoir

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Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith

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Working
People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do

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