Hard Times: An Illustrated Oral History of the Great Depression
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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.
|Publisher:||Perseus Distribution Services|
|Publish Date:||Oct 2012|
|Number of Pages:||441|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.45|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.25 x 9.5 x 1.25|
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