The Good War: An Oral History of World War II

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The Good War: An Oral History of World War II

Format:  Paperback,

608 pages

Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services

Publish Date: Jan 1997

ISBN-13: 9781565843431

ISBN-10: 1565843436

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A trade paperback edition of the Pulitzer Prize -- winning book.


Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Publish Date: Jan 1997
ISBN-13: 9781565843431
ISBN-10: 1565843436
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 608
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.5 x 1.5
Walmart No.: 0978156584343

About the author

Biography of Terkel, Studs

Studs Terkel was an actor, writer, and radio host. He was born Louis Terkel on May 16, 1912 in New York City. He took his name from the James T. Farrell novel, Studs Lonigan. Terkel attended the University of Chicago and graduated with a law degree in 1934. Terkel acted in local stage productions and on radio dramas until he began one of the first television programs, an unscripted show called Studs Place in the early 1950's. In 1952, Terkel began Studs Terkel's Almanac on radio station WFMT in Chicago.

Terkel compiled a series of books based on oral histories that defined America in the 20th Century. Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do received a National Book Award nomination in 1975. The Good War: An Oral History of World War II won the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction in 1985. Working was turned into a hit musical in 1978. Terkel was named the Communicator of the Year by the University of Chicago in 1969. He also won a Peabody Award for excellence in journalism in 1980 and the National Book Foundation Medal for contributions to American letters in 1997. He died on October 31, 2008 at the age of 96.

Chapter outline

Introductionp. 3
A Sunday Morningp. 19
A Chance Encounterp. 38
Tales of the Pacificp. 59
The Good Reuben Jamesp. 98
Rosiep. 108
Neighborhood Boysp. 135
Reflections on Machismop. 166
High Rankp. 189
The Bombers and the Bombedp. 198
Growing Up: Here and Therep. 225
D-Day and All Thatp. 254
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boyp. 294
Sudden Moneyp. 301
The Big Panjandrump. 318
Flying Highp. 343
Up Front with Pen, Camera, and Mikep. 350
Crime and Punishmentp. 387
A Turning Pointp. 444
Chilly Windsp. 459
Is You is or Is You Ain't My Baby?p. 505
Remembrance of Things Pastp. 558
Epilogue: Boom Babies and Other New Peoplep. 574

Awards and Recognitions

  • Pulitzer Prize, 1985 (United States)

Book description

The first trade paperback edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book with a new Preface by the author. "As in "Hard Times" and "Working", this master interviewer again creates a turbulent epic of human experience by quoting the words of those who lived it... A vivid resurrection of a lost time".--"Newsday".

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