Hard Times

Hard Times

An Oral History of the Great Depression

Book - 2005
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From the Publisher: 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: New York ;, [Great Britain] :, New Press,, 2005.
ISBN: 9781565846562
1565846567
Branch Call Number: 330.9730916 TE
Characteristics: xvii, 462 pages ; 21 cm

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