The Studs Terkel Reader

My American Century

A new addition to the collection of elegant reissues of the Studs Terkel oeuvre

“[A] summing up of the best of Terkel.” —Herbert Mitgang, Doubletake

The Studs Terkel Reader, originally published under the title My American Century, collects the best interviews from eight of Terkel’s classic oral histories together with his magnificent introductions to each work. Featuring selections from American Dreams, Coming of Age, Division Street, “The Good War”, The Great Divide, Hard Times, Race, and Working, this “greatest hits” volume is a treasury of Terkel’s most memorable subjects that will delight his many lifelong fans and provide a perfect introduction for those who have not yet experienced the joy of reading Studs Terkel.

It includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Coles surveying Terkel’s overall body of work and a new foreword by Calvin Trillin.

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In March 1970, Maya Angelou sat down with Studs Terkel for a radio interview about her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Books by Studs Terkel

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

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And They All Sang
Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey

Studs Terkel

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

Studs Terkel

Hard Times
An Illustrated Oral History of the Great Depression

Studs Terkel