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

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

Studs Terkel

Talking to Myself
A Memoir of My Times

Studs Terkel

Coming of Age
Growing Up in the Twentieth Century

Studs Terkel

The Studs Terkel Interviews
Film and Theater

Studs Terkel